Blues Sweet Blues
Various Music Maker Artists
Music Maker Series #91 & #92
By James Calemine
Most of these songs (recorded from 1994-2006) on Blues Sweet Blues can be heard for the first time. Only Music Maker's stellar roster contains a vast reservoir of American blues men and women in these modern times such as this 2-CD collection. Over 120 artists--in one capacity or another--have represented this venerable organization.
Music Maker president Tim Duffy writes a song by song description of each artist on this worthy release such as Drink Small, Pure Fe, Cootie Stark, Willa Mae Buckner, Captain Luke, Eddie Tigner, John Dee Holeman, Macavine Hayes, Carl Rutherford, Guitar Gabriel, Cora Mae Buckner, Neal Pattman, Sweet Betty, Mudcat and various other artists like folk artist/minister Elder Anderson Johnson.
Every song on this timeless collection deserves a story, but personal highlights include the Buckner/Stark/Luke rendition of "Let The Good Times Roll", Drink Small's "President Clinton Blues", Guitar Gabe's "Blues Never Die", John Lee Zeigler's "Pretty Shoes", Cora Fluker's "Shotgun Boogie", Carl Rutherford's "Blues Sweet Blues", Elder James and Mother Pauline Goins "Old Time Religion" and Paul Sky's "Many A Mile".
Blues Sweet Blues proves as another great volume in the indelible Music Maker collection.