This album is as gritty, stark and raw as one can imagine. But that's Bentonia and nobody plays it better than Holmes.
Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.
"Mistakes Were Made" might be the best captured congregation of mind-blowing delta artists since Alan Lomax!
Hugh Laurie's "Didn't It Rain" Is An Understated Delight. The album is subdued, mellow, and wonderfully understated. The atmosphere of the album is very unhurried, which really let's the music speak.