Dirty Linen - 2-3/96, p.77
"This disc helps define the boogie woogie sound....reflect[s] decades of experience and synthesis....Soaked in the early jazz, blues and jugband sounds, Duskin offers more than an hour's worth of terrific pounding that harks back to the 1940's."
Personnel: Big Joe Duskin (vocals, piano); Jimmy Johnson, Bob Margolin (guitar); Steve Tracy (harmonica); Truck Parham (bass); S.P. Leary, Ben Sandmel (drums).
Producers: Ben Sandmel (tracks 1-17); Steve Tracy (track 18).
Recorded in 1977 and 1978. Includes liner notes by Ben Sandmel.
Fine set presenting vintage barrelhouse piano and stomping blues by Big Joe Duskin, one of the last true stylists in both genres. Duskin's album was released with no fanfare and didn't attract the widespread notice it deserved. ~ Ron Wynn