Saturday, December 19, 2015

CD Review: Get "A Double Dose Of The Blues" With New Two Disc Set

One of the hottest blues titles to come from Cleopatra Records is "A Double Dose Of The Blues." It is a two-disc set which combines the two albums, "From Clarksdale To Heaven, Remembering John Lee Hooker" and "Knights Of The Blues Table." This features some of the greatest guitarist to ever pick up the instrument like Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Mick Taylor and others.

The first disc features fourteen of John Lee Hooker classics, reinterpreted by many of todays great guitarists. Highlights of the discs feature a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Gary Moore and Jack Bruce performing "I'm In The Mood" and Jeff Beck leading the gospel sing-along of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." Peter Green gets down and dirty on the acoustic delivery of "Crawling King Snake" and Gary Booker teams up with Andy Fairweather-Low for the straight-up blues rocker "Little Wheel." The disc closes with John Lee Hooker joining Booker T. Jones and Randy California for a stunning version of "Red House."

The second disc gathers many of the great U.K. bluesmen to perform some of the all-time great blues songs, beginning with Jack Bruce and Clem Clempson teaming up for the Skeeter Davies original "Send For Me." Georgie Fame gives a jazzy delivery to "If You Live (Your Time Will Come)" and Mick Jagger allows younger brother Chris Jagger to have the spotlight with his singing and playing on "Racketeer's Blues" as Mick sticks to just the harmonica. The acoustic blues of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and "Traveling Riverside Blues" are raw and perfectly delivered by Miller Anderson, Peter Green and Nigel Watson. Mick Taylor and Max Middlton jam on the ten-minute Willie Dixon original "You Shook Me," before closing the disc with the new bonus tracks "Midnight Call" by Tom Killner and "Sweet Thang" by Eli Cook featuring Tinsley Ellis. To find out more about "A Double Dose Of The Blues," please visit

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