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Dirty Linen (2/04, p.72) - "[H]e has something to say and knows how to get your attention. So listen up."Living Blues (11/03, p.52) - - "...Otis Taylor melds poetic lyrics and hauntingly evocative music with rare artistic panache, making this a trip well worth taking..."0.547148

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Uncut (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Otis Taylor delivers 10 brooding original songs with powerful narratives and a startling trance-blues style."Down Beat (p.74) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Free spirit Taylor stays in the groove, giving fresh colors and textures to his inimitable trance-blues..."Dirty Linen (p.87) - "[H]is music ensnares the listener with its twists and turns....He draws on traditional blues form with a raw and almost prehistoric felling that cuts to the bone, with a trance sound that almost becomes pyschedelic."0.3647654

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Uncut (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fine celebration of the instruments roots in Africa and its assimilation into the fabric of American music."Down Beat (p.92) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "There may not be a better roots album released this year or decade than RECAPTURING THE BANJO."Dirty Linen (p.p.36) - "Taylor and his colleagues have again served up a living history lesson -- musical, cultural, political -- that's bound to expand the thinking of a lot of listeners."Dirty Linen (p.45) - "Otis Taylor and a host of notable contributors present a collection of largely blues-flavored, banjo-backed songs intended to entertain..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Multi-instrumental bluesman Taylor continues to enthrall with roots music allied to an exploration of America's past race problems and social injustices.Harp (magazine) (p.94) - "'Hey Joe' of Hendrix/Byrds renown, is pierced by Taylor's nasty guitar licks, and his 'Absinthe' takes an ethereal turn via Hart's lap steel."0.273574

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Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, p.98) - "...A well-picked assortment....No soul-music fan should deny himself this..." - Rating: B+Living Blues (1-2/01, p.83) - "...An overview of the Memphis label's hitmaking activities from beginning to end..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/00, p.96) - "...Sublime soul music....as familiar as favorite old shoes, and as funky..."0.1447226

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Spin (p.91) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fine introduction to Southern soul's greatest label, form its '60s R&B heyday to its '70s funk science.Down Beat (p.76) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "50 songs that belong to one of the most prized vaults in the history of popular music."Dirty Linen (p.63) - "This spectacular set manages to cram 50 amazing tracks onto two CDs. Everything you could possibly want is here..."Living Blues (p.64) - "[A] good introduction to the vibrant southern soul sounds associated with Stax."No Depression (p.74) - "The remastered sound is superb; one marvels at the clarity of Al Jackson's drums in 1969's 'Time Is Tight'."0.1384578

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Down Beat (8/97, p.60) - 3 stars (out of 5) - "...mainstays Wolf, Waters, Williamson and Walter put over likable performances..."0.1261317

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Q (6/00, p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Kent Records are renowned for fine compilations of classic obscure soul and R&B sides, and this is no exception....A late-night extravaganza."Mojo (Publisher) (9/00, p.114) - "...Downright essential..."0.1051098

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Q (5/93, p.109) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...abbreviated but still staggering account of [the Chess brothers's] proprietorial claim on Chicago blues....an astonishing collection..."Musician (5/93, p.86) - "...it's the mix of the familiar with the relatively obscure, the consistency of vision, that makes CHESS BLUES so compelling..."0.08169165

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