Album Review of
Blues and Boogie, Vol. 1

Written by Duane Verh
September 16, 2017 - 12:00am EDT
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One of the very few genuine masters among blues revivalists, Kim Wilson brings his formidable harmonica play and his exquisitely throwback vocals to an abundant set of classic Chicago blues fare that should please the ears of connoisseurs and serve as one kickass survey course to newbies as well. High-octane play on the Little Walter instrumental “Teenage Beat” is a standout treat and Walter’s “Blue and Lonesome”, Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Ninety-Nine” and “Magic Sam” Maghett’s “Look Whatcha Done” are but a few of the highlights here.  The latter being one among a number of tracks where one of Wilson’s capable guitar partners- Bob Welsh in this case- get to show their skills as well.