Sunday, January 3, 2010

VA-Blues Guitar Duels

Blues Guitar Duels is a pretty darn good compilation of excellent guitarist who have performed together on various recordings over the years. For example you get Buddy and Phil Guy performing one of the tracks from their joint CD, "DJ Play My Blues", Hubert Sumlin performing with Ronnie Earl on a cut from "Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party", Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard on a track from the CD "Test of Time" and Guitar Shorty and Otis Grand from the CD "My Way On The Highway". One can certainly quibble over whether there are other tracks that could have been included on this disc or whether the tracks selected are the best from each duo but it would be a pointless debate. The facts are you get a very nice sampling of what these individuals have to offer and all for a bargain basement price. Check it out and then either explore these artists further.

1. Girl You're Nice and Clean - Buddy Guy, Phil Guy 2. West Side Soul - Ronnie Earl, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, 3. Corn Palace - Bnois King, The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band, Hubert Sumlin 4. You're Fine - Mike Morgan, Jim Suhler 5. She's Gone - Otis Grand, Phillip Walker 6. Backstroke - Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard 7. Full Gain - Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters, Roy Gaines, Clarence Hollimon 8. Wasp - Joe Coronado, Ray Jimenez, Mark Pollock 9. Kick Out - Otis Grand, Guitar Shorty 10. You Got to Help Me - Richard Studholme, Hubert Sumlin


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