Wolf Records dedication to preserving traditional US blues continues with this hugely enjoyable collection featuring Archie Edwards and Dr Ross.
Edwards was a Piedmont blues guitar player who worked with great musicians such as Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James and John Jackson. Ross, fondly remembered for his Chicago Breakdown, was a one-man band who recorded for both Chess and Sun Records.
Together on Piedmont Blues Meets Mississippi Delta Blues, these celebrated and much-missed exponents of their genres highlight just what masters of their arts they really were. In his review for Blues & Rhythm magazine (issue 349), Ray Templeton wrote: There is much to enjoy here.
This was 1988, so Ross was in his sixties and Edwards around seventy, and both were in fine form. Whoever decided to put them together for a tour was inspired. Both artists made better recordings, but even an old pair of ears finds all this a thorough treat to listen to. Dedicated to Richard Chalk, founder of Topcat Records, this is a welcomed addition to the Wolf Records.