MIDWEST RECORD CHICAGO, IL MARCH 2, 2012

 

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OMAR & THE HOWLERS/Essential Collection 

 

Celebrating 50 years as a blues/roots man, Omar and his pals reach back into 20 years of recordings to cull a flock of stuff to full up two discs of high spots and influences.  A must for guitar slinger fans that like the lyrics growled from the soul, this certainly representative collection is just what the doctor ordered for the frat boy in everyone.  Certain to ping seminal and atavistic chords in the psyche, this is modern day look at when music was music and genres could hold their own without any crossover help from anyone.  Hot stuff. Chris Spector