Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hollywood All Stars - Hard Hitting Blues From Memphis

..Gentlemanly, well-played blues that suffers from covering songs so indelibly linked with their creators (Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy," Freddie King's "It's Too Bad") that the band never develops its own identity. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Wilson acquits himself quite nicely with his fluid, melodic lead playing. Unfortunately, it never helps the band rise above the level of average.
(John Dougan - Allmusic)

The review is spot on as it would have been fun to see them live with a couple of beers but on vinyl they're very average. Has been re-released on Cd with 2 extra tracks.


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