Gary Primich: Botheration

Two blues harp aces weigh in with strong offerings. On Botheration (Black Top 1153; 44:36). Austin’s Gary Primich deals in infectious N’awlins grooves (“Hardwood Floor”), Chicago shuffles (“Queen of Complication,” “Goodbye Little Girl”), mournful Delta blues (“Dollar, Dollar”), juke joint raunch (“She’s a Good’un”), revved up rock (“Fast Money”) and a touch of loungey swing (“It’s Your Baby”). One of the more affecting tracks on this very affecting album is Primich’s intimate duet with acoutic guitarist on Charlie Rich’s “Feel Like Going Home.” A real winner.