Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2007-10-23Robert Lighthouse - Deep Down in the Mud is both Electric and Acoustic Using a Bob Dylan-like scorn, circa the early '60s, bluesman Robert Lighthouse turns social critic in "Deep Down in the Mud," on the Bush administration and other powers that be, for the feeble response to Hurricane Katrina. Mostly, though, Lighthouse's CD is saluting the likes of Robert Johnson, Dr. Ross, Elmore James, R.L. Burnside, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, George Clinton and Jimi Hendrix(really mimics Hendrix, it’s the weakest track here). His best bet’s on this cd are seldom-covered tunes, for example: Dr. Ross's "Cat Squirrel Blues" and "Turkey Leg Woman". Lighthouse moves easily between the acoustic and electric settings and gets a lot of mileage out of his voice, guitar and harmonica. Not every song is a gem but this is good solid blues. Anne Lamont
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