Down Beat - 12/95, p.713 Stars
- Good - "Oklahoma native Fulson has been recording for almost a half century, consistently supplying significant new songs to the blues repertoire....Fulson's gruff voice perfectly suits his material, and an unusually empathic backup underscores the inherent strengths of the material."
Personnel includes: Lowell Fulson (vocals, guitar); The Memphis Horns (horns); Ron Levy (organ).
All songs written by Lowell Fulson.
THEM UPDATE BLUES was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
Personnel: Lowell Fulson (vocals, guitar); Andrew Love (tenor saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone); Darby Hicks, Jr., Leon Haywood (piano); Craig Kimbrough (drums).
Recording information: Sunnyside Studio, Inglewood, CA.
A half century after he made his debut waxings, Fulson is still going strong -- and not as some museum piece, either. Still a vital blues artist who refuses to rest on his massive laurels, Fulson's latest is a fine addition to his vast discography, comprised mostly of fresh originals and featuring his customary biting guitar and insinuating vocals. ~ Bill Dahl