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Average Reviewer Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

Number of The Robert Johnson Songbook (1998) Reviews: 2

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Reviewer: Anonymous, guitarist - tasmania       January 02, 2006
he is a great man,, good songs from the grave ( the great robert johnson)
just like ERIC CLAPTON and KEITH RICHARD he is influenced by the great delta king.

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Reviewer: John Fitzgerald, Human resources staff database assistant       April 04, 2001
What seems to be Peter's new found admiration for Robert Johnson is explored here as he
delves into the legendary bluesmans catalogue covering more than half of his numbers.
It's very interesting to listen to the version of "Ramblin' on my mind" here next to Eric
Clapton's rendition from the "Bluesbreakers" album and other highlights for me are
Green's faithful run throughs of such staples as "Terraplane blues", "Love in vain blues" &
"Walkin' blues". However, admittedly the best moment for me was the closing "Sweet
home Chicago" with the great Paul Rodgers guesting on vocals to superb effect.
Unfortunately though, this is a release that unless you're a die hard Johnson aficionado,
one is better off listening to songs from it once in a while than all in one sitting as it can
get rather stale sounding after a while especially those of us who yearn for the original
talent that the great Green has within and hopefully, we'll see it someday soon once again.

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