Album: Errol Linton, Mama Said (Ruby)

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The Independent Culture

Still playing any venue or underground station concourse that will have him; this gifted bluesman is one of London's greatest undiscovered talents.

His voice has a warm unforced timbre that perfectly complements the rasp and wail of his mercurial harmonica playing. And the songs – dealing as they do with Linton's own Brixton/Jamaican upbringing – are refreshingly free of the clichés and histrionics that can mar the work of his American counterparts.