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George Thorogood and the Destroyers: George Thorogood and the Destroyers [Rounder, 1977]
What is it that a blues interpreter black or white is supposed to do? Something about making the song his (or hers, Bonnie)--the way Mick Jagger always does, even on his absurd version of "I Just Wanna Make Love to You." Thorogood claims only "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer." And if the rest sounds good when it comes on the radio, that says more about the radio than it does about the rest. B