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September 2001

Jesse Thomas
Blues Is a Feeling
Delmark Records

On Blues Is a Feeling (Delmark 749; 48:03), the late guitarist-vocalist Jesse Thomas delivers straightforward, rural-sounding blues in an intimate, drumless session from 1992 with pianist Jodie Christian and second guitarist John Primer. Thomas was 81 years old at the time of this recording, just three years before his death. And though his voice sounds somewhat frail here-and probably would've been overwhelmed by the sound of drums-Primer and Christian provide light, elegant accompaniment that puts Thomas' soft yet expressive vocals in the foreground. And Thomas proves to be a humorous storyteller on tunes like "Married Woman Blues," "She Throwed Me Clothes Outdoor" and "Santa Claus."

Originally published in September 2001
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