(1997 'Delmark') (62:35/15) Eine witzige Kombination, die teils unorthodoxe Spielweise des Lurrie Bell in Verbindung mit der Eleganz eines Dave Specter, der auch produziert hat. Die Dominanz Specters ist unüberhörbar, es ist schon eher sein Album mit 'Special Guest' Lurrie Bell! Gut / an interesting alliance, the rather rough and sharp guitar and deep emotional vocals of Lurrie Bell, combined with Specter's elegance and style. Actually, this sounds more like a Specter-cd with 'special guest' Bell fronting the band. Well done. LURRIE BELL - gtr/voc, DAVE SPECTER - gtr/voc, ROB WATERS - kbd, HARLAN TERSON - bass, MIKE SCHLICK - drums.
This is Lurrie's third Delmark CD. His '95 release Mercurial Son (679) was one of the most talked about and widely acclaimed CDs of the year. Gary Giddins of the Village Voice proclaimed it the 'Best Blues Record of the Year'. Jas Obrecht reviewed Lurrie's second CD, 700 Blues (700), in Guitar Player; 'Lurrie delivers kingly bends, strange, stuttering phrases and long, spooling solos. His blown-speaker voice is rough and raw, his timing impeccable and his drive fearless'. Kiss Of Sweet Blues was produced by Dave Specter who is also featured on guitar. Of the fifteen songs most are new original compositions.