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Happy Woman Blues

Happy Woman Blues original LP cover artwork.
Happy Woman Blues LP cover artwork.
Happy Woman Blues CD cover artwork.
Happy Woman Blues CD cover artwork.

Lucinda Williams, whose musical style defies easy categorization, recorded her first album of original songs in 1980, supported by a six-member band. Her songs are a mix of traditional and alternative country, folk, and blues that reflect her Louisiana roots. The Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau gave Happy Woman Blues an "A–" and described Williams as a "guileless throwback to the days of the acoustic blues mamas" who "means what she says and says what she means."

The vinyl reissue of Happy Woman Blues, which includes a liner notes booklet with the song lyrics, is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums in our collection.

For a limited time, we are offering Elizabeth Cotten's Folksongs and Instrumentals with Guitar, Lucinda Williams's Happy Woman Blues, and Mary Lou Williams as a Vinyl Bundle with Bonus Folkways Slipmat.

Track Listing

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Lafayette Lucinda Williams 3:44
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I Lost It Lucinda Williams 2:56
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Maria Lucinda Williams 3:48
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Happy Woman Blues Lucinda Williams 3:12
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King of Hearts Lucinda Williams 4:05
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Rolling Along Lucinda Williams 2:50
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One Night Stand Lucinda Williams 2:55
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Howlin' at Midnight Lucinda Williams 3:53
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Hard Road Lucinda Williams 2:25
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Louisiana Man Lucinda Williams 2:26
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Sharp Cutting Wings (Song to a Poet) Lucinda Williams 3:26
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