Bob Margolin, Hold Me To It

John Morthland

By John Morthland

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
As deep blue as blues-rock gets.

As Muddy Waters'second guitarist from 1973 to 1980, Margolin is arguably the most rooted of the label's Anglo guitar heroes; with rare exceptions like “Not Dark Yet'” Margolin at his most rockish (“Slam “Em Down”) barely deviates from the sound he learned with Muddy. And his slide work, which can positively envelop a record, is even more of a ringer. But so what: it's a terrific sound, played with integrity and enthusiasm, and although Margolin's not much of a singer, this is as deep blue as blues-rock gets.