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Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

"Righteous stuff"
Joel McIver, Classic Rock's The Blues magazine

"Played a sublime set...certainly revved the crowd up"
Russell Hill, Maverick Magazine

"One rock-solid tune after another... strongly recommended"
Marty Gunther, Blues Blast Magazine

"Impressive guitar"
Trevor Hodgett, R2 Magazine

"This is sunshine music"

"Made In Mississippi is a belter of an album. Mark Cole and Rick Edwards, do not just "play" the Blues, they "feel" it too. This gives them the edge over many of their contemporaries.....they could easily find themselves being lauded as Britain's Jelly Roll Kings."
Gordon Baxter Blues in Britain magazine

"Raw, righteous,..the real Delta deal."
Leslie Fleury (Radio DJ, Blues Odyssey on KSER)

"You guys are the real deal!"
Will Dawson (sound engineer at Delta Recording Studio, Clarksdale, Mississippi)

"I really liked those Elmore James numbers - you got 'that tone' just right"
Kent DuChaine

"You guys have really got a good little unit there... I thought that was pretty darn good - you don't have to take a back seat to anybody"
Sonny 'Sunshine' Payne (legendary presenter of King Biscuit Time on Radio KFFA, Helena, Arkansas)

"They give you the spirit and essence that is required and deliver with belief...their playing is indeed atmospheric and complimentary and will get you tapping your feet at the appropriate times...more please guys!"
Blues Matters Magazine

"They are exceptional"
John Roberts (Bullfrog Blues Club promoter)

This splendid CD is the result of that musical pilgrimage... recorded live, the old-fashioned way, in studios and live venues in the legendary Mississippi town of Clarksdale, it features some great players - the wonderful and seemingly immortal Pinetop Perkins appears on a brace of tracks, and drummer Sam Carr on three more.

Cole and Edwards clearly had the time of their lives on the trip and it's easy to share the duo's excitement, and indeed awe, at the surroundings and company in which they found themselves. It's an album with nary a duff track, making it hard to single-out individual cuts for praise. Personally, I especially liked the front-porch acoustic instrumentals 'Pickin' With Phil', 'Clarksdale Strut' and 'Train Roll' - very much the Sons' stock-in-trade, but no less enjoyable for that. But what a thrill to be able to record something like 'Cryin' Down in Clarksdale' - introduced by Cole's brief instruction over the mic to the famous piano-man: "We'll do this one Muddy Waters-style, Pinetop... Muddy Waters." In mid song, he then throws out a solo to Perkins, with a simple cry of: " it, Pinetop!!!"

Cole and Edwards' trip to Clarksdale left them with a fine album, but also, one would imagine, something far more precious - a store of memories, stories and experiences that'll remain with them for the rest of their lives. Lucky guys!

Tim Aves

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