This is the second budget compilation sampling Telarc blues artists. All the bases are covered with this combination of veterans and up-and-coming artists. The more traditional gritty sound of Ronnie Earl (covering Muddy Waters' "Catfish Blues"), James Cotton, Terry Evans, and Robert Lockwood Jr. is contrasted with the horn- and organ-laden soul contributions of Mighty Sam McClain, Son Seals, Troy Turner, and Kenny Neal. This successful compilation spotlights the diversity of the Telarc blues roster as it existed in 2000.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell