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Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara: Tell No Lies
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The roots of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll are often traced back to West Africa, but those connections have rarely been so plainly evident as they are on this excellent 2nd collaboration between the British guitarist and the Gambian griot and master of the rita (a one-string spike fiddle). Their gritty, sometimes raucous blend of rock, blues and West African styles contains prominent, purposeful echoes of Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Slim Harpo and other greats of deep blues, early rock ‘n’ roll and down-home R&B. 6/16/2009 - Don Yates