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  Mistress of the Blues by Teresa Lynne

Mistress of the Blues cover art

Artist: Teresa Lynne
Title: Mistress of the Blues
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006

This certainly caught our attention.  After all, women blues guitarists may be rare, but a woman playing blues harmonica? We just had to check this out.  While she may be no Big Walter Horton or James Cotton - but then again who is - she can nevertheless hold her own when it comes to blowing a good tune.  Not only that, she contributes six of the ten songs on the album as well.

Actually it is the husky voiced, down-to-earth delivery of her own material that really shines through.  In particular "Should've Been Mine" and "One More Lie" both with a fine slide guitar backing, are real standouts, although the piano backed "Whisky, Lies and Alibis" is not to far behind.  Of the cover versions a slightly rockier and more up tempo version of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is the one that catches your attention.

A great all round performance by the lady in question to go with some well written songs of her own definitely make this worthy of your consideration.
Review Date: June 21 2007