8.Saint Peter Have Mercy - T. Buck Burns & Skip Clay
9.Leopard Skin Mini Skirt - Keller Thomas
10.Remember - Bob Kirkpatrick
11.The Girl That Radiates - Cold Blue Steel
12.Sneakin' Around - Kenny Traylor
13.Oh My Baby's Gone - Jim Suhler & Alan Hayes
14.Tribute to Roy Buchanan - Big Gilson
15.Heart Of Stone - Robin Sylar
16.Well All Right Then - Mike Morgan
17.Queen of the Boucherie - Pat Mason
18.Sugar Bee - Johnny Mack
19.Cross Road - U.P. Wilson
20.The Thrill Is Gone - Tutu Jones
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Editor: Russ Ragsdale.
Photographers: Don O.; Mary Bruton; Ron McKeown; James Bland; Link Wyler; David Rell; John Angelatos; Peter Orosco.
A double-disc set celebrating the two-decade anniversary of Topcat Records, this 40-track compilation shines a spotlight on the various releases the Texas-based blues label have released over the years. This set mixes up old, archival tracks reissued by the label along with newly commissioned recordings, some of the cuts sounding compressed and trashy, others big and bold. This discrepancy in audio quality can create some whiplash, but it does fit the slapdash nature of the whole project; it's hard to tell why each cut was chosen for inclusion as there are no real liner notes to speak of: the booklet does take note of the players on each track, which is nice, but it'd be even nicer to have some sort of context for each of the cuts here. Nevertheless, this is an enjoyable enough sampler of modern Texas blues in its many permutations, from simple guitar and voice to full-bodied blues shuffles. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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