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  • Howlin Mercy [Elektra, 1993] C

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Howlin Mercy [Elektra, 1993]
This white bluesman paid his dues on the Gulf Coast circuit, then moved to New York and went electric. Shortly after he released his second album, his fatal heart attack attracted as much attention as his music ever had. Given his loose talk of teaching hellhounds to sit and keeping the devil in his hole, some wondered piously whether he'd made a pact with the unnamable. More likely he just drank too much. C