'Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin - The Old School (1989)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Powerhouse Records P105-CD | rec: 1988 | 220Mb
The title says it all - The Old School adheres to postwar Chicago blues, with a couple of Delta or New Orleans tracks thrown in for good measure. To his credit, Bob Margolin does delve deep into the catalogs of Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and Percy Mayfield, among others, digging out songs that haven't been covered as frequently as others. His originals - which are in the style of his idols, naturally - can't help but pale next to the classics he's chosen, but they are competent genre exercises. Margolin, on the whole, isn't a particularly remarkable player - he doesn't have a gripping voice or a distinctive slide guitar technique – but he is passionate about this music, and it shows.