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The Elvin Bishop Band: Hometown Boy Makes Good! (Capricorn)

John Morthland, Creem, March 1977

IT TOOK ELVIN Bishop years to hit his groove, years in which he played every role from overbearing ham to dependable sideman to journeyman pro to hack. Now that he's hit it he's comfortable, and for good reason; it may be a well worn groove, but it's also plenty durable.

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