combines three previously released albums (Cryin' the Blues
, Screamin' the Blues
, and Discoverin' the Blues
) in one package, and while there is a wide range of styles and approaches to the blues and its offshoots represented, ranging from Mississippi Fred McDowell
's elegant Delta-styled acoustic slide playing to King Curtis
' uptown and sax-fueled take on R&B, what isn't made clear is that everything collected on these three albums is a live performance, which means the sound and feel are all over the map.