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Arthur Williams 3rd solo CD Midnight BlueMidnight Blue recorded in 2001 is pure and balanced in his vocals and harmonica/harp playing. Williams harmonica/harp playing never dominated a song, if anything it added some feel and fills in nicely.
My guess is when you retire and just play music you've passed the need to prove anything and the blues just flows. In this case it flows very well. This 14 track CD is backed by piano with an occasional hint of delta blues. I particularly liked the long instrumental intros on songs 4 and 9.

While I prefer songs with vocals, Midnight Blue (#2) was my favorite. Don't Start Me To Talking (#5) was reminiscent of the Delta Blues with vocal and harmonica. Reconsider Baby (#8) was full of bass and piano, a taste of harp. Key To The Highway (#11) was a gritty version of the classic song. On this song I caught myself tapping my feet - the kind of song you'd expect to hear in an old blues joint late in the set. Ride With Your Daddy (#13) kicked it up a notch and the mojo was cut loose.

Ciao' for now, peace.

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