Dropping a massive clue via its artwork to the contents of this latest release from the Koko Mojo label is the album ‘You’re Too Bad’. Blues from a bygone era is what to expect with the harmonica the chosen instrument of choice and main feature driving this latest compilation. With the Mojo Man pointing out Little Walter as the only “big name” here, it will be down to those who truly know their blues music inside out and therefore most likely to pick out one or two other names from this list of otherwise obscure artists. First up is Pee Wee Hughes and you get a feel of the harmonica immediately with the lively ‘I’m A Country Boy’. Following in similar fashion is Joe Williams (‘Goin’ Pack Po’) and Schoolboy Cleve ‘She’s Gone’. There’s a sense of poetry attached to the delivery of Willie Nix’s interpretation of ‘Just Can’t Stay’ as it delivers in spoken word with the accompanying instrumentation sounding improvised as it aims to keep pace. It’s a sublime track and worth the price of this CD alone! If you’re looking for proof that the harmonica can rock, then Sammy Johns & The Devilles provide the closest evidence of this during the rollicking ‘Making Tracks’. Dave Kirk maintains the rockin’ rhythm with additional piano giving the harmonica a run for its money with ‘Oh! Baby’, before the pared back and dusty feel of Mule Thomas’ ‘Blow My Baby Back Home’ providing a wonderful reminder of this genre at its most primitive. Another fine compilation that focuses heavily on the harmonica and, in the process, coming up with a real few hidden delights.