Alvin Youngblood Hart: Big Mama's Door


Big Mama's Door


Alvin Youngblood Hart (guitar, vocals)


Big Mama's Door (OKeh 67593)

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Alvin Youngblood Hart (guitar, vocals).

Composed by Alvin Youngblood Hart


Recorded: San Francisco, November-December 1995


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Alvin Youngblood Hart is another one of the great acoustic blues musicians who is seemingly ambivalent about committing to this style of music. If you go to Hart's MySpace page you will find that he lists his musical styles as "rock," "rock" and more "rock." But if you listened to "Big Mama's Door," you might be forgiven for thinking that Alvin Youngblood Hart is a great advocate of the blues tradition. His acoustic guitar work is first rate, and he has an excellent blues voice. We will leave it up to Hart to decide how blue he wants to get, but blues fans will want to check out this 1995 performance from the fine Big Mama's Door CD.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia


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