Magic Slim and The Teardrops - Raising The Bar (Blind Pig, 2010)

Magic Slim's tenth release on Blind Pig Records is a high quality work as it should be. Slim plays eleven tracks with distinctive dynamism and energy that listener is accustomed to. Seems years mean nothing when Master takes a guitar.

The guitar sounds new (or old) due to turning back to Fender Jazzmaster. The difference is noticeable but not essential.
Some great songs, covers (Little Milton's "4:59 A.M.", Roosevelt Sykes' "Sunny Road Blues" and J.B. Lenoir's "Mama Talk To Your Daughter") and originals are featured on the album. To my taste, slow version of "Cummins Prison Farm" and original "Treat Me The Way You Do" need particular attention.

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ne more amazing album from the last true Chicago Blues Band. Not the best one, but good. As good as any of Slim's works.