Quite possibly the final chapter in what has been a mesmerising spell of blues and traditional rhythm and blues of “Southern Bred” artists who left their musical legacy to history and served as reminders throughout all these volumes. Arriving at number ten in the series, ‘Southern Bred: Texas R&B Rockers’ continues with the by now standard format of twenty-eight tracks featuring many well-known artists, in addition to a few lesser known names. With the latest album including several musicians featured on the previous volume such as Roy Hawkins, Peppermint Harris, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Floyd Dixon to name a few, the quality of this latest compilation is already assured to be exceedingly high. Beginning with the excellent and lively rhythm and blues of Big Walter and His Thunderbirds and song, ‘Pack, Fair & Square’, and continuing with engaging vocals and rhythm found during ‘Bippin’ An Boppin’ (Over You)’ by Bobby Byrd and Orchestra. If this is truly the end of this fine series, then the final volume is certainly ending on a high as evidenced by the inclusion of wonderful rough diamond ‘Seven Days’ performed by Gory Carter, to saxophone stompin’ rhythm of Joe Houston’s ‘We’re Gonna Rock ‘N’ Roll’, and equally captivating ‘Wine Drinkin’ Woman’ from Roy Hawkins whose vocal adds to the overall conviction of this record, not to mention standout lead guitar that scorches a few holes in this player! Finishing with smooth as silk numbers as ‘Baby Don’t Go’ from Jesse Belvin, to piano boogie via Lloyd Glenn and His Joymakers and ‘Midnight Boogie’, ‘Southern Bred: Texas R&B Rockers Vol.10’ is a record that stands out on its own merits yet is part of a series of albums equally on par with the quality offered here.