This is a great album for blues and guitar enthusiasts. Includes many lesser known gems by artists shrouded in mystery. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques, the album brings to the fore hidden masterpieces that need to be heard. A musical exploration of the close ties between gospel music and the blues. It highlights how the huge musical influence of the church had a profound impact on the blues. pThe album includes tracks by many blues legends including Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Mississippi John Hurt, and features the legendary guitar evangelists Blind Willie Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis. A particular highlight is Blind Willie and Kate McTell's classic duet "God Don't Like It', which warns us about hypocritical preachers, and like all the featured tracks goes to prove how blues and gospel, at once close relatives and mutual enemies, are above all musically complementary.
World Music Network