With producer Randy Labbe at the helm, Telarc blues artists take on the Stones' "Exile on Main St." The results are, for the most part, satisfying.

With producer Randy Labbe at the helm, Telarc blues artists take on the Stones' "Exile on Main St." The results are, for the most part, satisfying. Cajun blues guitarist Tab Benoit throws down a furious cover of "Shake Your Hips," a song tailor-made for Benoit. Otis Taylor, with daughter Cassie singing backup, delivers a righteous version of "Sweet Black Angel," and Lucky Peterson absolutely understands the nasty groove of "Ventilator Blues." Frisco bluesman Tommy Castro is also well-matched here, taking on "Rip This Joint." Deborah Coleman knocks off a cool cover of "Happy" and backs up her vocal with appropriately crunchy guitar solos. Jimmy Thackery does not sing "Rocks Off" with any particular verve, but when he unleashes his guitar, the song takes off like a ballistic missile.—PVV