Singer/pianist Perkins (who was 84 when Legends was recorded in May 1998) and singer/guitarist Hubert Sumlin both had strong Chicago blues credentials going way back, and one greets Legends with very high expectations.
But while Legends isn't a bad album, the sparks don't fly the way they should have.
The CD sinks to its lowest point when Wainoris and Raines sing lead on Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "She Walks Right In" -- while Wainoris is a competent singer, Raines has a terrible voice and makes listeners painfully aware of the fact that she should stick to harmonica playing.
For the most part, however, Legends isn't disastrous -- just mildly disappointing.
This is a CD that only completists will want.