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Original Rolling Stone
Robert Wilkins
Original Rolling Stone
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

Among the most unsung of Delta blues greats is Robert Wilkins. A Mississippian who staked his claim to American musical history out of Memphis, Wilkins's plaintive voice and innovative songwriting produced a breadth of mat...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robert Wilkins
Title: Original Rolling Stone
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Yazoo
Release Date: 6/27/1990
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Memphis Blues, Acoustic Blues, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351017727, 016350107740, 803680472750

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Among the most unsung of Delta blues greats is Robert Wilkins. A Mississippian who staked his claim to American musical history out of Memphis, Wilkins's plaintive voice and innovative songwriting produced a breadth of material unmatched by all but a few recorded bluesmen. This essential collection represents sessions from 1928 through 1935, when Wilkins enjoyed his greatest popularity, giving the world such finery as "I Do Blues," "Rollin' Stone (Parts 1 and 2)," "Jailhouse Blues," and "I'll Go with Her." His poignantly confessional "That's No Way to Get Along" from 1929 was recreated some 35 years later by the Reverend Robert Wilkins as "Prodigal Son," and covered by the Rolling Stones on Beggars Banquet. Another unusual number is the scandalous "Old Jim Canan's," the subject of which is a notorious Memphis barrelhouse run by bootlegger Jim Kinane, where blues-loving patrons were "drinkin' whiskey and sniffin' cocaine" until the cops came in 1916. --Alan Greenberg
 

CD Reviews

One of my All-Time Favorites!
Richard D. Norton | USA | 11/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a fan of good acoustic blues and this CD is still one of my favorites! This is the better Robert Wilkins material in my opinion (compared to the religious music he made later). Great guitar work and a great voice singing great lyrics. Some fun lyrics on the song -Old Jim Canan's- include the phrase "Drinkin' corn whiskey, sniffin' cocaine...". This was 1935! Most of the songs are not as wild as that one, but every one has a feel of it's own and is sure to please the acoustic blues fan."
One of my all time favorite albums
Jeremy S. Hill | New England | 01/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Robert was the original. You just can't beat it. Great original country blues. About as much fun as you can get from a blues singer with an acoustic guitar."