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RJ MISCHO

Make It Good

2012-05-31

RJ Mischo got his first harmonica at age 12 and after watching Muddy Waters play live, he became enamored with the blues. He’s been playing the regional blues circuit here and abroad, and recording albums since 1991. Make It Good is his 10th album and according to liner notes, was recorded in two days. All-instrumental “The Frozen Pickle” is a treat to the ears with harp distortion, guitar and organ solos. “Papa’s S.T. Special” is a fast-paced, toe-tapping exercise in breath control. “Elevator Juice” is an old-fashioned rocker featuring Nick Curran on drums and the pedal effects on guitar kick it up a notch—this track has been deemed “a good driver.” On “Arumbula” parts 1 and 2, Mischo gets playful with his mic but that beat leaves you wanting more—this half-tune has so much more potential. Favorites include tracks 2-4-5-9-11 - Pam VandeKerkhoff

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