Drink Small, a South Carolina blues legend since the '50s, has recorded for a succession of labels (Sharp, Erwin Music, Southland, Mapleshade, Ichiban, his own Bishopville imprint, and others) and has played all of the major American blues festivals. You've seen him in Chicago, New Orleans, Davenport, IA (Miss. Valley), King Biscuit, Port Townsend, etc. His voice is probably the most astounding basso-profundo EVER to sing the blues.
Here, on this all-acoustic 2003 release, he delivers his most intense and personal set yet.
"Does It All" presents a selection of new Drink Small originals plus some vintage black gospel numbers for good measure. "The Blues Doctor" (his moniker since the dawn of his career) performs stunningly on National steel guitar and piano, with vocal backing on several tracks. It's a lively set - part juke joint, part backwoods church.
Absolutely recommended for all fans of acoustic blues.