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Mighty Joe Young

  • Mighty Joe Young [Ovation, 1976] B

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Mighty Joe Young [Ovation, 1976]
If Young's voice weren't as gruffly workaday as his guitar, he might be a threat--he's got a knack for the blues subject, from mama-in-law to barbecue to what money can buy. Even with the stupid string synthesizer butting in, this is a solid, coverable groove album. And the Johnnie Taylor medley kicks it off naturally. B