|"This record gives blues fans... a chance to hear that real
blues is still alive and well in Chicago."
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have recorded with everyone from Howlin' Wolf to Buddy Guy, but this album
manages to sound steadfastly unique. The Bluesmen favor acoustic instruments
in a band setting: Their intricate guitars plink and plunk around every
beat, creating a swirling effect somewhere between hens at a cockfight
and a mellow Frank Zappa jam. This is not a Mississippi rusty-tractor
record it's Chicago, and the blues' sibling, jazz, lurks in the
background. Some of these blues have a jump beat, like Hunt's "Pick
No Cotton"; harmonicist Frank Scott's "American Bluesmen" is
a lighthearted theme song. Robinson is the deep-voiced one in the crowd,
and his "I Was Wrong" is so disturbing that you're relieved not
knowing what has made him moan like this and ask forgiveness. Young bucks
beware: experienced head-cutters have entered the joint." Robert
Gordon, Rolling Stone Magazine