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Deivert is an American mandolin and guitar player with a pleasant singing voice who lives in Sweden. He has graced to B&R’s review pages before in issue 265 when Norman Darwen gave the nod of approval to one of David’s previous releases.
There are a dozen songs on this release; apart from two of Deivert’s own compositions all are covers. Before listening to this well-produced disc, I was unenthusiastic about reviewing it given the preponderance of covers including four blues by Sleepy John Estes, a Yank Rachell song, and Son House’s Death Letter I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised as this is a very good album with Deivert backed by guitarist, drummer and bassist. The opening number, Big Joe Williams’ Baby Please Don’t Go, is an absolute belter and it is the best version of this classic song that I have ever heard. The whole album is a delight and it is refreshing to hear some blues mandolin. Give yourself a treat and listen to this. – Paul Mooney