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Album Review

Modern blues fans shouldn't be turned off by the title of Jimmy Burns' third Delmark release, Back to the Delta. The electric guitar slung over Burns' back on the cover should be a definite tip-off that this is not a recreation of authentic Delta blues. Burns, who is from the Delta, took his inspiration for this session from blues guitar forefathers of the territory, alongside modern pioneers Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. These 16 tracks, the majority of which are Burns' originals, blend Chicago blues, R&B, and soul with the Delta feel.

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Great blues

Up to the high standard that fans have come to expect of this great blues performer. Forget about the likes of Bonamassa and listen to some real blues with feeling and passion. Excellent!

Biography

Born: 27 February 1943 in Dublin, MS

Genre: History

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The younger brother of bluesman Eddie Burns, singer/guitarist Jimmy Burns followed in the family tradition, becoming a staple of Chicago's West Side club circuit after a long absence from the spotlight. Born February 27, 1943 in Dublin, Mississippi, he cut a handful of singles early in his career, but upon marrying and starting a family, he largely applied the brakes to his musical aspirations to focus on domestic life. Burns performed only rarely in the decades to follow; however, with his children...
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