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Mojo Buford: Champagne and Reefer

A member of the second generation of Chicago blues harpists, Mojo Buford bellows with barrel-chested authority on Champagne & Reefer (Fedora 5015; 56:23). Captured live at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, the Muddy Waters alumni pays tribute to his former mentor on Muddy originals like “Blow Wind Blow,” “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” “Long Distance Call,” “Honey Bee” and the title track. Guitarist Bob Margolin, himself a veteran of the Muddy Waters band, supplies authentic Chicago blues accompaniment alongside Phoenix blues musicians Johnny Rapp on guitar, Paul Thomas on upright bass and Chico Chism on drums.

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