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Talkin' About My Time

Talkin' About My Time
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Recorded by renowned folklorist Bruce Jackson, this early release from the Folk-Legacy label features Eugene Rhodes, a blues musician who at the time of recording was serving a 10-to-25-year sentence at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. Having traveled through the South as a one-man-band since the 1920s, Rhodes learned the blues from the likes of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Boy Fuller, and Buddy Moss—anecdotes about his experiences with these bluesmen are mentioned on the album and in the liner notes. Having played his repertoire for many years, Rhodes’ delivery is relaxed and gentle, what he describes as a “smooth blues” sung over a skillfully plucked 6- and 12-string guitar. The songs included in this collection are direct but insightful, offering evocative phrases and stirring imagery to bring out the depth of emotion that is at the heart of blues music.

Track Listing

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If You See My Savior Eugene Rhodes 3:08
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Blues Leaping From Texas Eugene Rhodes 4:06
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Don't Talk Me To Death Eugene Rhodes 1:50
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Talkin' About My Time Eugene Rhodes 2:36
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Working on the Levee Eugene Rhodes 2:02
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Step It Up and Go Eugene Rhodes 2:10
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Talk (About the Blues) Eugene Rhodes 4:15
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I Keep Wondering Eugene Rhodes 2:55
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Jelly, Jelly Eugene Rhodes 3:06
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110
Dough Rolling Papa Eugene Rhodes 2:32
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Who Went Out the Back? Eugene Rhodes 2:36
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See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Eugene Rhodes 3:14
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I'm Gonna Find My Woman Eugene Rhodes 3:13
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If She's Your Woman Eugene Rhodes 2:12
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Fast Life Eugene Rhodes 2:52
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Whoever Will, Let Him Come Eugene Rhodes 2:08