Bob Margolin: The Bob Margolin All Star Blues Jam (2003)
Almost all of the participants sing. Margolin opens the games with Johnny Shines’ "Brutal-Hearted Woman." He then provides Perkins some tasty slide guitar as the pianist stretched out on the Robert Nighthawk gem, "My Sweet Black Angel." Brill croons his bet Bobby Bland on "I’ll Take Care of You."
Carey Bell swings around the very slow "Easy to Love You" sounding more like himself all of the time. Margolin, Sumlin, and Brill have a trio date on Jimmy Roger’s "Last Time." Muddy’s "Country Boy" is sung by Willie Smith with more of Margolin’s fine slide guitar, electrified but still smelling of the Delta.
As an all-star recording, this one is better than most. But, as good as it is, it tends to have a contrived feel and mood. It is not likely the best blues recording you have heard this year, but it's still pretty damn good.
For more information, see Telarc Blues .
Track Listing: Brutal-Hearted Woman; Sweet Black Angel; One Day You
Personnel: Bob Margolin, Hubert Sumlin
Record Label: Telarc Records