The Universal Pitch

Harlem Slim

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The Universal Pitch Review

by Tom Schulte

Harlem Slim is a master of the pre-World War II Delta blues sound as practiced by Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Mctell, and others. On The Universal Pitch, he brings to bear these acoustic blues techniques on such varied material as classical music ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra"), English folk ("Greensleeves") and gospel. The eclectic instrumental album is a fun listen, as the guitar master stretches into these genres.

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