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Abner JayTrue Story of Abner Jay ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues of the days with a skewed sensibility that's brilliant, and his singing, the performances and the recording quality aren't really as rough and raw as you might expect, though nowhere even close to manicured and clean sound – it's just right really for the material. Great stuff! Titles include "I'm So Depressed", "Cocaine", "Vietnam", "St James Infirmary Blues", "Cleo", "Woke Up This Morning", "Don't Mess With My Baby", "I'm Georgia Bound" and "The Reason Young People Use Drugs". (Folk/Country, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – a deft thinness that really comes through well in this presentation of the music, really showing his skill on the strings. Vocals are surprisingly raw at points, making for a real contrast to the guitar – and titles include "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole", "Praise God I'm Satisfied", "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground", "When The War Was On", and "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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JW WarrenLife Ain't Worth Livin ... CD
Fat Possum, 1981/1982. Used ... $4.99
An especially strong album from the series of field recordings done by George Mitchell in the south – tracks recorded in the early 80s, but with an acoustic country blues quality that's instantly timeless! Even though urban blues had created many shifts in styles during the postwar years, players like JW Warren continued a sound that wasn't far from the delta – a rootsy, folksy approach that comes through beautifully here – thanks to Mitchell's care in recording – making for an excellent document of a player who'd mostly worked small clubs and parties in southeast Alabama. Titles include "Hoboing Into Hollywood", "When Your Gal Packs Up & Leaves", "The Escape Of Corinna", "Hwy 51", "You're Gonna Miss Me", "A Long Old Lane", "Rabbit On A Log", and "My Mind Gets To Wandering". CD
(Out of print.)

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