JJ Grey and Mofro; Country Ghetto (Southbound) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

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JJ Grey and Mofro: War
JJ Grey and Mofro; Country Ghetto (Southbound) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

Of course there is white country soul -- and here is the evidence, a voice from the white trash ghetto which aches like a Southern soul singer.

There is a backwoods quality here -- real steamy Georgia funk -- but it is offset by the spirit of Memphis soul, the Allman Brothers, James Brown and the blues.

Quite a meltdown and if it isn't always musically original Grey makes up for it in some impassioned singing.

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