David Grad
May 16, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Sweet Potato Pie

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Robert Cray
Producers
Mercury Records
genre
Blues

We gave it a B-

Backed by a band that includes the legendary Memphis Horns, the Grammy-winning blues guitarist once again proves his technical prowess — and the result is a pleasant appreciation of ’60s-style Memphis soul and Southern R&B, Sweet Potato Pie. Robert Cray’s voice, however, lacks the grit and funky drive of his mentors, and will leave you longing for Otis Redding and Albert King. B-

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