I first met Wesley "Junebug" Jefferson in a juke joint back in the 1990s. It may have been Red's or CW's or Do Drop Inn or Sarah's. When he was warmed up (and perhaps a little into his drink), his sugar voice would say, "How sweet it is!," with a big smile on his face. That man loved — loved — his blues music. He loved it so much that he patched together one of Clarksdale, Mississippi's best blues revue bands of the era from a cast of real characters and real performers. Sometimes, that band included Terry "Big T" Williams who he plays with here. I first met Big T in a juke joint as well — his own Blues Station. More of a blues guitarist than a businessman, Big T went on to run at least four jukes (that I can think of sitting here) over the next decade. When Broke & Hungry Records chief asked T and Mr. Wesley to record an album, I was thrilled. And guess what? I'm still thrilled. This one ran a bit under the radar, perhaps because it's difficult to promote "two-act" CDs and (ultimately) because of Mr. Wesley's untimely passing. Recommended. - Roger Stolle, Cat Head
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