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Mississippi Delta Blues: "Blow My Blues Away", Vol. 1
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop
Recorded by George Mitchell between 1967 and 1968, Mississippi Delta Blues, Volume 1 is an excellent sampling of the more shadowy and esoteric sounds of the Delta. Rarest among them are two contributions from Napoleon Stri... more »
Recorded by George Mitchell between 1967 and 1968, Mississippi Delta Blues, Volume 1 is an excellent sampling of the more shadowy and esoteric sounds of the Delta. Rarest among them are two contributions from Napoleon Strickland and his Como Drum Band, a couple of the woefully few recorded examples of the Delta's rich fife-and-drum tradition. But plenty of unlikely names turn up on this set, including Memphis Jug Band veteran Dewey Corley, who delivers a rollicking kazoo-and-washboard workout on "Fishing in the Dark"; the recorded debut of harpist Johnny Woods, a long-time friend and accompanist of Fred McDowell; and a jam-session-cum-summit meeting of the Blues and Rhythm Boys, an impromptu assemblage featuring latter-day Delta legends Robert Nighthawk, Houston Stackhouse, and Peck Curtis. Essential--if obscure--stuff. --Matt Hanks
Adam B. Lander | Chicago, IL | 01/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've often preferred Mississippi Delta blues to other sorts- and this compilation more than justifies my personal feelings about the music. It's got a hop to it; even now, as I listen to it, my foot compulsively starts tappin' down on the ground. These artists seem to embody what I love about blues in that region, it's spirited and has a lot of heart. It's party music!
There are some slower numbers, but none of the songs are too polished-- it's just raw, rough blues that keeps your attention. Even though I stumbled upon this compilation, I would urge people to buy it. It really is a great record and has a permanent spot in my iTunes Library.
From old favorites like "Catfish Blues" to the fife and drum stylings of "Oh Baby", this CD is fun for every music lover."