Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mississippi Heat, Delta Bound

Oh, yes. The blues live today. The blues collective Mississippi Heat marks that by celebrating their 20th anniversary (!) on the nicely played set Delta Bound (Delmark 823).

It's an ensemble that's filled with soul and spirit. The harpist Pierre Lacoque has that big sound that reminds of the best--Walter, Sonny Boy, Butterfield, Cotton...he nails it. Inetta Visor and guest Deitra Farr have strong vocal styles with what the music needs. And the guitarwork from Giles Corey, Billy Sutterfield and guests Carl Weathersby and Billy Flynn rings and rings true.

The program is a mix of new blues and some classics ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood") that sound real because they are.

I am sure seeing these folks live is a special treat. The next best thing is this recording. Get it and you'll get to it.

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