Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit
Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit cannily evokes his home state on this collection of his greatest swamp-blues numbers. Check out the chugging rhythms of “Muddy Bottom Blues” and the fast and furious “Night Train” to get a grasp of his incredible range. Benoit is a powerful vocalist with a raspy edge, and his guitar playing ranges from choogling boogie to searing solos. Benoit also puts his personal stamp on Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” transforming the country-rock staple into smoky blues.