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James Harman, vocalist

Two Sides to Every Story
Two Sides to Every Story
By James Harman

Black Top Records: 1993

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This review first appeared in the August 6, 1993 issue of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).

A longtime stalwart of the West Coast blues scene, harpist James Harman turns in a stellar vocal session on his latest outing.

Not that the harmonica is forgotten, but Harman's singing – always good – is to much improved here that he may soon be as recognized for his vocal talents as for his harp work.

The music remains the same as on earlier releases: a highly charged boogie/shuffle, with more emphasis on playing well than playing fast.