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Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Band Collection

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Heavy Picks: The Robert Cray Band Collection

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Robert Cray
Producers:
Mercury Records
genre:
Blues

We gave it a B+

A gorgeously soulful voice, biting guitar style, and winning delivery haven’t hurt Cray any, but his secret weapon may be the topflight material that sets him apart from others mining the blues/R&B tradition. Expertly crafted songs, including ”Right Next Door (Because of Me)” and ”Smoking Gun,” highlight this solid survey of Cray’s 1980-’97 breakthrough years. B+