Review of I WONDER TO MYSELF in BLUES MATTERS magazine New Album from Bob Long & Keith Miller Committed British Blues devotees, Long and Miller here present their interpretations of founding fathers Big Bill Broonzy, Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and, in particular, Tommy Johnson – a largely neglected Bluesman who died in 1957. Long, particularly, is a self-confessed helpless case, adopting Mississippi as his spiritual and sometimes physical home, and this self-financed album is essentially a one-take homage to the music of the creators they love so much. Their journey travels through the country blues, jug-bands, vaudeville and inevitably, north to Chicago’s urbanisation and popularisation of the blues. Long and Miller apply great commitment, guitar, dual vocals and harmonica to re-create Tommy Johnson’s forgotten “Big Road Blues”, “I Wonder To Myself” and “Maggie Campbell Blues” – doing their hero proud and bringing his heritage to a new audience. Well-versed renditions of more familiar songs like Broonzy’s “Rocking Chair Blues”, Patton’s “Some Of These Days” and Robert Johnson’s “Me And The Devil Blues” (my favourite) sit comfortably alongside earnest versions of more obscure material. No attempt here to imitate American vocals; this sound is identifiably British from 200 yards away, and is all the better for it – just what you’d hope to hear in your local Blues club (and rarely do). Peter Innes, Blues Matters, 2008.