Still Got The Blues (1990)

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1Although Moore of­ten re­ferred to him­self as a blues­man, his mu­sic up to this point bears scant sup­port­ing ev­i­dence. How­ever, SGTB com­bines a con­sid­ered se­lec­tion of cov­ers with cool orig­i­nals and con­tri­bu­tions from some es­tab­lished le­gends, and it’s prob­a­bly his best-known al­bum. Al­though he cer­tainly has the chops, the con­trast of his colos­sal tone with the thin­ner, yet more poignant strains of both Al­bert King dur­ing Oh Pretty

Woman and Al­bert Collins, who du­als through­out Too Tired, demon­strates that it’s not what you do but how you do it that counts. Texas Strut, a Strat-fu­elled homage to SRV, is full of both lyri­cal and mu­si­cal ref­er­ences that are fun to iden­tify, but it’s the ti­tle track, strain­ing with emo­tion and boast­ing one of the great Les Paul tones, that’s the pick of the bunch. Rec­om­mended track: Still Got The Blues

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