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Another brilliant Mississippi compilation. Gospel sevens, this time, double-strength: rough, raw, searing; mostly guitar-based ensembles and solo performers, sparse organ and drums. Ethel ain’t messing.

Three 1985 sevens, twixt Range Rats and Dead Moon: Fred Cole and co are the Western Front — shit-kicking country with a sensitive side — with the same band backing Toody Cole.

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