“Even though by his own admission he wanted to be known more as a soul and R&B singer, his blues guitar playing was unreal.
“I heard a recording of him playing a live version of a song called As The Years Go Passing By that is so well constructed and creative, you just hang on every note. And I'm talkin' about an eight-minute-solo! Plus, if you listen to his tone on Crosscut Saw, it's positively titanic. It’s on par with the tones on some of the classic Bluesbreakers records.
“His album Born Under A Bad Sign  is one everybody should own. First off, you’ve got the title cut, which just blows me away every time. Then you've got Crosscut Saw, which I’ve already mentioned. You know, picking one cut is tough. The whole thing is marvelous!”