We're not normally fans of blues – especially much of the revivalist blues of the late 60s – but Collins
' records for Imperial have a nice funky touch that holds up well over the years. This set's not really funky in the same sense as many of Collins
' contemporaries in the soul scene of the time – but it's got some great funky elements, especially in the drums and guitar, which is always razor-sharp. 12 numbers in all: "Jawing", "Trash Talkin", "Harris County Line-Up", "Conversation With Collins
", "Grapeland Gossip", "Chatterbox", "Medley", "Lip Service", "Talking Slim Blues", "Back Yard Back Talk", "Tongue Lashing" and "And Then It Started Raining".
(Cover has a cut corner, otherwise looks great!)