Review: The Best of M.C. Records 1996-2002

Various Artists
“The Best of M.C. Records 1996-2002”
(M.C. Records)

M.C. Records celebrates six years of putting out great blues records with this compendium of 16 tunes for a budget price of around $10. This is an excellent opportunity to check out Big Jack Johnson (four tracks), if you have not already. There is some excellent representation from some blues legends in songs by George “Wild Child” Butler (“Gravy Child”) and Odetta (“Bourgeois Blues”). Modern delta bluesman R.L. Burnside shows up for two tracks. “The Best of M.C. Records” is an enjoyable parade of the excellent roots blues M.C. Records has made available to the world.