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Q - ExcellentDown Beat - 4 Stars - Very Good101.6179

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Living Blues (5-6/91) - "Most well known as a guitarist but also skilled on the piano...His rhythms were complex and his playing could be so fast as to be unbelievable. His singing style made use of a haunting falsetto uncommon, but certainly not unheard of, in the blues...71.13251

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] stark blues by Lightnin' Hopkins, Fred McDowell and Skip James....It is the sound of a scene -- and a great label -- being born."0.7840734

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Living Blues (Sept.-Oct./92, p.65) - "..Skip James's prewar recordings will always represent the primary focus of his magnificent Delta legacy, but this disc is pretty remarkable in it own right.."0.6163033

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Entertainment Weekly (5/22/98, p.71) - "...this set of chamber blues projects a sweeping panorama, combining epic originals with fractal readings of Skip James, Dvorak, and even 'Amazing Grace.' A new cornerstone in a towering oeuvre." - Rating: A0.5282599

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Dirty Linen (p.79) - "[T]he album's 10 songs represent Holmes' artistry and his ability to preserve the rare Bentonia style of blues made popular by Skip James and Jack Owens."Living Blues (p.34) - "Most of these tunes are mid-tempo or slower, and Holmes' emotional range runs mostly from meditative to lugubrious....A surprisingly uplifting and satisfying disc."0.4402166

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Down Beat (2/00, p.70) - 4 out of 5 - "With his cloudy intonation and sensually nonchalant vocal delivery in sharp contrast to the glasslike clarity of his guitar picking, Phelps puts across a strong program dominated by original tunes....unfailingly perceptive [lyrics]..."Living Blues (1-2/95, p.105) - "...he can conjure up eerie and complex tones reminiscent of Ry Cooder's instrumental opening to the film `The Long Ryders.' Phelps bows to Skip James and Joe Calicott; the rest of the set consists of originals that mine the traditional blues themes of women and travel, with a little religion thrown in just in case."0.3521733

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Down Beat (2/00, p.70) - 4 out of 5 - "With his cloudy intonation and sensually nonchalant vocal delivery in sharp contrast to the glasslike clarity of his guitar picking, Phelps puts across a strong program dominated by original tunes....unfailingly perceptive [lyrics]..."Living Blues (1-2/95, p.105) - "...he can conjure up eerie and complex tones reminiscent of Ry Cooder's instrumental opening to the film `The Long Ryders.' Phelps bows to Skip James and Joe Calicott; the rest of the set consists of originals that mine the traditional blues themes of women and travel, with a little religion thrown in just in case."0.3521733

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Q (6/97, p.131) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...rises above the stature of loving recreation to that of serious blues performance."Down Beat (7/97, p.63) - 3 stars (out of 5) - "...a young black guitarist whose forte is country blues....on his second album, the 28-year-old is getting closer to a musical personality of his own..."JazzTimes (8/97, p.75) - "...the young Delta interpreter Corey Harris, once again invokes the ghosts of Robert Johnson, Skip James and Bukka White...Harris gets off some fine Piedmont-styled picking....Corey Harris is the authentic article; the real keeper of the Delta flame."Option (7-8/97, p.110) - "...he's so comfortable with the blues form that it's completely contemporary....FISH AIN'T BITIN' is further proof of just how much a genuine artist can find in the blues."Village Voice (4/15/97, p.62) - "...After a debut that established his mastery of the Delta idiom, this young black Denver native does something really hard--proves he's big enough to fool around with it..." - Rating: A-0.26413

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Living Blues (7-8/01, p.19) - Rated as "Best Blues Historical/Reissue-Prewar Album of 2000".0.1768452

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts crudely recorded ballads and occasional bursts of gnarly distortion are clear precursors to the beats-based folk-hop of 'Loser.'"Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.174) - "...a naked-strum treat of Dylanesque tripwire lyricism and post-punk field-holler pop."Spin (10/94, pp.108-110) - Recommended - "...Beck, after all, is the first '70s brat to further the folkie tradition (an acoustic guitar and deferred dream) by acknowledging hip hop as the most compelling `80s-`90s voice of the pissed and dissed..."Alternative Press (11/94, p.81) - "...He's always seductively lazy, spinning out throwaway songs with a disarming casualness yet managing to insinuate a subversive musical deconstruction into everything..."Option (9-10/94, p.92) - "...ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE distills the songwriter's essence in 16 phenomenal tracks drawing from the traditional country-blues and gospel that inspired the Pussy Galore fan to pick up an acoustic guitar in the first place..."NME (Magazine) (12/9/95, p.39) - 7 (out of 10) - "...as a demonstration of what can be done with a battered acoustic guitar, three chords and a beautifully tired, twisted reading of the truth, it has few peers." Entertainment Weekly (8/5/94, p.52) - "...presents our hero as an earnest young student of vernacular American music..." - Rating: B+Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's his personal take on Americana....This is Beck, rustic..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Contrasting with MELLOW GOLD's hip-hop folk, OFITG pulled up Beck's traditional folk and blues roots....Just like the Delta bluesmen, Beck sees decay around every corner..."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Dylanesque wordplay, some good jokes...[and] also a faithful Skip James cover..."0.1760866

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts crudely recorded ballads and occasional bursts of gnarly distortion are clear precursors to the beats-based folk-hop of 'Loser.'"Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.174) - "...a naked-strum treat of Dylanesque tripwire lyricism and post-punk field-holler pop."Spin (10/94, pp.108-110) - Recommended - "...Beck, after all, is the first '70s brat to further the folkie tradition (an acoustic guitar and deferred dream) by acknowledging hip hop as the most compelling `80s-`90s voice of the pissed and dissed..."Alternative Press (11/94, p.81) - "...He's always seductively lazy, spinning out throwaway songs with a disarming casualness yet managing to insinuate a subversive musical deconstruction into everything..."Option (9-10/94, p.92) - "...ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE distills the songwriter's essence in 16 phenomenal tracks drawing from the traditional country-blues and gospel that inspired the Pussy Galore fan to pick up an acoustic guitar in the first place..."NME (Magazine) (12/9/95, p.39) - 7 (out of 10) - "...as a demonstration of what can be done with a battered acoustic guitar, three chords and a beautifully tired, twisted reading of the truth, it has few peers." Entertainment Weekly (8/5/94, p.52) - "...presents our hero as an earnest young student of vernacular American music..." - Rating: B+Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's his personal take on Americana....This is Beck, rustic..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Contrasting with MELLOW GOLD's hip-hop folk, OFITG pulled up Beck's traditional folk and blues roots....Just like the Delta bluesmen, Beck sees decay around every corner..."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Dylanesque wordplay, some good jokes...[and] also a faithful Skip James cover..."0.1760866

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Clash (magazine) (p.99) - "Cat Power, as ever, stands out, with a version of 'Amazing Grace' that could put a lump in the throat of even the most hardened cynic. A stunning reminder of a global problem."Record Collector (magazine) (p.104) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] cohesive, yet far-reaching collection that spans a vast selection of contemporary talent..."0.1750678

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Q (7/96, p.151) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...tickled from ivories by forefather `Pinetop' Smith in 1928 and Champion Jack Dupree--with less surface noise--in 1941, rattles along nicely."0.1500581

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Dirty Linen (4-5/00, p.93) - "...these CDs cull from remastered 78 r.p.m. records of rags, banjo songs, fiddle tunes, ballads, religious melodies, and, of course, the blues....this is a mighty series and required listening for anyone who thinks American music started with Elvis."Mojo (Publisher) (5/00, p.94) - "...A Jurassic Park of Americana, a fabulous landscape where giants of blues and early country music stride side by side..."0.1250484

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