Stax, Otis, Cocker, Van Morrison, Little Feat... Georgia Warhorse will empty, evert and cleanse your soul. Then it'll hand it back to you shiny and new. But unlike, say, Blackwater (so love that drumming!!!), this one had to grow on me. It also needs more Hance, harmonica, luscious keyboard licks... in short, the stuff that elicits groans. A bit lazy and overly-repetitive in parts (how many Diyo-dayo's and Sweetest Things do we need?... we get it). But in whole, (and in part due to its stomp/boogie cuts) JJ et al. have proffered some of my most joyful moments available lately. As so with all the other works, it is sublime.
By B. Grier on 2010-09-02