Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson: The Original Cleanhead [Blues Time, 1970]
A worthy introduction to one of the cleanest--and nastiest--blues voices you'll ever hear. He also plays alto sax with the solid adaptability of a territory man who's been on the road since the '40s, although not as cannily as Plas Johnson, who together with Joe Pass heads a committed supporting cast. How's that again, Cleanhead? You've been balled a long long time? A-