Sledgehammer Soul and Down Home Blues
One More Bridge To Cross

Original Release Date: October 3, 1996

Great music combined with excellent audio quality on this Audioquest CD!One of Mighty Sam's best albums, and probably my best blues-CD besides "Keep On Movin'", also from him. The fantastic recording quality brings out his powerful voice and all nuances of modulation for one of the rare sound experiences that not too many productions are able to present us, unfortunately. Listen to Joe Golindo's blues trombone on track 2, to Bruce Katz's ecstatic piano "rumbling" in the lowest tones on the keyoard on track 5 "When the Hurt is Over", then you know what I mean. The band is an excellent companion for Mighty Sam, probably the best ensemble he had among all of his albums. Listen to his dialogue with the band on track 4 and track 11 "Bridge of Faith". It's a superb album - one that I never get tired of listening to!Finally a warning: it's not for background listening - you got to take your time to listen to this album and really enjoy it, but it's worth it.