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Broke and Hungry
Sleepy John Estes
Broke and Hungry
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
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All Artists: Sleepy John Estes
Title: Broke and Hungry
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delmark
Release Date: 7/18/1995
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Memphis Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 038153060824, 038153060817

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(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sleepy John Estes was a blues performer who could really sceam out a tune. His voice was high, a bit slurred, and seemed to be ful of pain. Those who met him suggested that he was living a pretty hard life. Certainly, by the middle 1960s, when this album and a few others were recorded by Bob Koester of Delmark Records, Estes was not teh same performer he'd been back in the 30s and 40s (and this does not go without saying -- many elderly bluesmen were still astonishing performers in their 60s adn 70s). Estes is still very good, but something of the energy was gone, perhaps, though a tune such as "Broke and Hungry" should play right to his strengths, I found that the album was more interesting as a documetn concerning Estes than it was as great mucis. For that, you've got to go back to his great stuff in his prime. This is good stuff, but not great."