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Frank Frost and Sam Carr: The Jelly Roll Kings

Frank Frost & Sam Carr deliver the goods with absolutely no frills on The Jelly Roll Kings (HMG 1005; 42:58). Produced by Fred James, who handles the bass duties here while overdubbing rhythm guitar and some stinging lead guitar lines, this stripped-down affair is meant to showcase Frost’s robust Delta styled harmonica work and earthy vocals. Carr’s drumming is serviceable at best, which is precisely what such a production calls for. Honest juke joint jumping originals, recorded at The Sonny Boy Williamson Memorial Music Hall in Helena, Arkansas.

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