Better Off With the Blues
Mean Old World
Better Off With the Blues = Lightnin’ Hopkins + Brownie McGhee
This album is blues, through and through, with a thoughtful song selection and excellent execution. This is truly an anytime album, but personally, I just wanna sit and listen to it on the porch in the evening sun with a cold drink. With 16 songs and clocking in at one hour of music, you can relax for a while and enjoy the selection, which includes traditional pieces like “Corrina, Corrina” and “France Blues,” classics by Muddy Waters and other blues legends, and even a couple of tracks penned by band members Jim Poulton and Paul Rasmussen. Naturally, the harmonica is a major component of all of the songs, and Lou Borgenicht does not disappoint, giving everything that bluesy twang. Ken Critchfield’s expertise on bass ties everything together nicely. I definitely recommend that you add this album to your collection. –Ischa B.