Ruf Records Anthology- 12 years where blues crosses over
From Aural Innovations #36 (May 2007)
RUF Records is a cool Blues label based in Germany. They released this great compilation that comes with a DVD to celebrate 12 years of releases. They have tried to include something from every year but they miss a couple, which is explained nicely in the booklet. The CD features some famous people and some less famous people (ones I don’t know!). The highlights for me were hearing these kick ass female guitar players (Sue Foley and Ana Popovic) who rip it up on the CD and the DVD! The unreleased video of Luther Allison is quite cool. You get Robin Trower, Jeff Healey, Walter Trout, Canned Heat, Omar and the Howlers, and many others. IT is offered at a good price and quite a good value. I enjoyed it quite a lot!
Visit the Record label web site at: http://www.rufrecords.de/
Reviewed by Scott Heller