Big Mama's Door
Label: OKEH/550 MUSIC
Just when you think modern blues has nothing left to offer, along comes Alvin Youngblood Hart. Taking the ancient blues idiom into the modern age, Hart plays with the agility and emotion of any number of the greats. Echoing Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt and Fred McDowell even as he puts his own stamp on the music, Hart delivered a winner with his 1996 debut.