VARIOUS ARTISTS: Delta Masters: CD

The Heroine Sheiks, Rube Waddell, Los Mescaleros, Boxcar Satan, Immortal Lee County Killers, White Hassle, the Crack Pipes and others render virtually unrecognizable blues classics by Son House, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bukka White and more. Their renditions are strange, to say the least, and some of them go waaay out there, but all also have this oddly traditional feel and almost a sense of reverence to ‘em. Too bad Top Jimmy didn’t live long enough to add his two cents to this project, ‘cause, judging from his last album, he would’ve had a field day joining in this fray. 

 –jimmy (www.dogfingers.com)