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Rufus lives! ...

Posted 12/31/02

Shake It, Pt.2 features the late great Memphis soul/blues singer and influential WDIA disc jockey Rufus Thomas. Hipper radio stations across the country have followed up on the lead of Los Angeles' own influential KCRW, Detroit's WDET, XM Satellite Radio and many others by adding this tune to their playlists.

Reviews for Lookout (Black Top, 1996)

Posted 01/15/96

"Most of the blues albums that cross my CD player tend to follow trails already blazed by Stevie Ray Vaughan or B.B. King. The newer albums have large elements of virtuosity and energy, but something seems to be missing--something like originality. So it was a surprising pleasure to discover Lookout (Black Top), an album of 16 original guitar instrumentals by Rick Holmstrom.