Like many artists on the Fat Possum label, Paul "Wine" Jones was discovered by rock critic Robert Palmer. A professional welder, Jones released his first album, Mule, in 1995, although the record is much rawer than most '90s blues record. Gritty and greasy, Mule is driven by Jones' simple, pounding guitar rhythms, which are occasionally embellished by guitarists Big Jack "The Oil Man" Johnson and Kenny Brown, who play on two tracks each.
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This album is really juke joint sounding. It's mostly '50s Chicago blues riffs with a "downhome" feel. Paul Wine Jones comes from Belzoni, MS. (Check out the words of Charley Patton's "High Sheriff Blues", it proves that Belzoni is a "blues landmark".) Almost all of them in the key of E. Just like other juke joint acts, this contains no bass but an electric guitar with simple licks and drums, sometimes adding another guitar. Sam Carr (son of Robert Nighthawk) is a perfect fit. Simple but driving, good to dance to. I listen to it quite often. Raw as it can get.