2006/12/11

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Totally not related to Zhao's last post, just a touch of coincidence. My girlfriend picked this up at the record store last night. hadn't heard of it before but long story much shorter - it is fantastic. beautiful recordings of some of the most unique, yet classic blues I've heard. a great voice, lyrics and stunning backup musicians. There is a lot of blues music out there, and sometimes I've found it hard to get my head through the crap and into vast stylistic differences that some of the greats carved out of a deep template. This is great music.



First Recordings: The Alan Lomax Portrait Series

Fred McDowell (vocals, guitar); Sidney Carter, Rose Hemphill, Annie Mae McDowell, James Shorty (vocals); Miles Pratcher (guitar); Fanny Davis (comb)

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CJYM10X0

ENJOY!

btw I flubbed the upload info and the link turns with info for "Fred Malcolm" - sorry....

4 comments:

zhao said...

nice coyinkadink! I'm 'bout it 'bout it

bb said...

well done, seredipity. we actually almost bought "Caribbean Chants & Shanties 1935-42" (or something like that) as well...and then I saw a Dillinger 2CD and my wallet moaned loudly and tried to escape. that damn Dillinger disc is taunting me. I'm going to need to go back and make one of my typical record store purchases, reggae-related + laptop/experimental. of course, being as I shop at stores where I can get both of these things in quantity (and quality) I really don't get any funny looks from the staff....

Anonymous said...

really great music on your site.
lots of kisses for your work
vera

Anonymous said...

LOVE FRED BACK IN THE 60'S-ONE OF MY FAVS-BIG THANX!