Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils

  • Rack Jobbers Rule [Capitol, 1972] C+

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Rack Jobbers Rule [Capitol, 1972]
How can I say they sound like a cross between Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and the Mississippi Sheiks when I've never even heard the Mississippi Sheiks? I think what it means is that as much as I admire some of their original material I'd rather hear the Mississippi Sheiks sing it. Since they bring up the subject of devilish rhythms, I'll add that I'd rather hear the Mississippi Sheiks drum it as well--and I'm not sure the Mississippi Sheiks had a drummer. C+