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Good Morning Little School Girl

Good Morning Little School Girl

The Mississippi hill country is the Delta’s tobacco-spitting, one-eye-missing, hard-luck cousin. Distinct in style from the more popular Delta blues of Robert Johnson, hill country blues is characterized by an emphasis on rhythm and percussive guitar. Mississippi Fred McDowell’s weathered voice soars over the hypnotic, droning groove of his bottleneck slide guitar. On several tracks his wife, Annie Mae, joins in, contributing her hoarse, high wail to the driving force of the spirituals. Standards like “Amazing Grace” and the titular “Good Morning Little School Girl” are transformed into haunting, elemental dirges. McDowell does not play rock ʼn’ roll, but the spirit is rollicking in this compilation of spirituals and blues.

Track Listing

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Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Fred McDowell 3:21
102
Little Girl, Little Girl, How Old Are You Fred McDowell 2:59
103
Fred's Rambling Blues Fred McDowell 4:46
104
Don't Look For Me On A Sunday Fred McDowell 6:59
105
I Walked All The Way From East St. Louis Fred McDowell 4:20
106
Red Cross Store Blues Fred McDowell 3:05
107
Gravel Road Blues Fred McDowell 5:02
108
Where Were You When The Rooster Crowed 'Fore Day Fred McDowell 3:35
109
Drop Down Mama Fred McDowell 2:54
110
I Looked At The Sun Fred McDowell 3:23
111
Early This Morning (Write Me A Few Of Your Lines) Fred McDowell 3:24
112
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell 2:53
113
Get Right Church Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell 2:29
114
I'm Going Over The Hill Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell 2:42
115
Amazing Grace Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell 3:32
116
I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell 1:45
117
You Gotta Move Fred McDowell, Annie Mae MCDowell, & Hunters Chapel Spiritual Singers 3:46
118
It's A Blessing Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell 2:46
119
Bye And Bye Fred McDowell 3:03
120
I'm So Glad, Got Good Religion Fred McDowell 4:27
121
Look Way Down That Lonesome Road Fred McDowell 3:29
122
When The Saints Go Marching In Fred McDowell 2:19

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