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The Dirty Dozen: Twelve gritty new blues CDs

Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, 7 June 1999

HERE'S MUD IN your ear: a dozen new or reissued blues albums that capture the gritty spirit of the music in a passel of different ways, from the straight-out-of-the-soil sound of country bluesman James "Son Ford" Thomas to the red-clay soul crooning of Robert Cray.

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