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Harmonica Slim/Hosea Leavy: Cold Tacos and Warm Beer

For something down-home, check out Cold Tacos and Warm Beer by Harmonica Slim and Hosea Leavy. Longtime regulars on the West Fresno juke joint scene, Slim (real name Richard Riggins) and guitarist Leavy bring an authentic no-nonsense gutbucket sensibility to autobiographical tunes like “K.C. Douglas Was a Fine Man,” “The ‘Frisco Railroad” and “Cummins’ Prison Farm.” Da Doo Wilson guests on Howlin’ Wolf’s “Back Door Man” and Leavy growls in a gravelly voice that speaks of decades on the juke joint circuit. It don’t get much rawer than this.

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