By Tom Sinclair
September 25, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Skin I'm In

B+
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  • Music

Anyone who’s heard Elvin Bishop’s singing voice knows why he asked Mickey Thomas to handle vocals on 1976’s ”Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” But even if his drunken-hillbilly warble isn’t the stuff of top 10 records, Bishop’s crisp, bluesy guitar playing, witty songwriting, and I’m-just-a-rube-who-loves-to-rock persona remain formidable assets. And the sheer, unpretentious joy he communicates on The Skin I’m In is enough to convince you he’s really a self-help guru in disguise. B+

The Skin I'm In

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  • Music
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