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A.C. Reed

  • I'm in the Wrong Business [Alligator, 1987] B+

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I'm in the Wrong Business [Alligator, 1987]
Title boast to the contrary, Reed has a commercial knack--he knows how to distinguish himself from competing bluesmen, more gifted ones included. His specialty is novelty lyrics like the title boast, here augmented by "Fast Food Annie" and "Don't Drive Drunk." Reparations from Stevie Ray Vaughan don't hurt either. B+