Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Sleepy John Estes|
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
A Poet of The Blues
D. B Pepper | Plainview, NY United States | 07/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Sleepy" John Estes was one of the greatest Blues poets. Though he could barely play guitar, he was a fantastic, emotional singer and one of the best lyricists in the history of the Blues. "Black Mattie Blues", "Down South Blues", "Drop Down Mama" and "Lawyer Clark Blues" are all fantastic. There isn't a dull song on this album. Estes was known for singing about the people and places around him, thus his Blues is very personal. When he was found in the 1960s, living in complete filth, he had already gone stone blind. He was brought to the Country Blues concerts of the day, but failed to re-capture the greatness he had once achieved. Still, this is an essential album for all Blues fans!"