The Real Thing

Blues Rock Records BRR 788

Peach, vocals (rhythm guitar on two tracks) and various artists featuring Taj Mahal on one track.

There are so many artists on this CD that it would be difficult to list them all, but there is first and foremost Taj Mahal, although on only one cut. The others represent a wide range of styles. That is probably what is wrong with this production. It would have been a more cohesive effort with a good tight structure and, although it is very good in spots, it is nothing to write home about.

Peach has a pleasant enough voice, but as far as I am concerned, her affected style shows little pain and suffering which is what the blues is all about.

If you like generic, run out and buy this one!

by Dorothy L. Hill

Copyright Jazz Now, April 2004 issue, all rights reserved

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