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You Gotta Move

You Gotta Move

Although Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904–1972) had been playing his Mississippi River Delta blues since the 1920s, it wasn’t until he was recorded by Chris Strachwitz for Arhoolie Records in 1964 that he was “discovered.” Wearing a bottleneck on his finger, McDowell simultaneously played the rhythm and melody, evoking a soulful twang from his guitar while singing text that is a mixture of tradition and improvisation. This 1989 release includes a reissue of the original 1964 recordings.

Track Listing

101
Write Me a Few Lines Fred McDowell 3:37
102
Louise Fred McDowell 3:58
103
I Heard Somebody Call Fred McDowell 2:38
104
61 Highway Fred McDowell 5:21
105
Mama Don't Allow Fred McDowell 2:32
106
Kokomo Blues Fred McDowell 2:05
107
Fred's Worried Life Blues Fred McDowell 2:42
108
You Gonna Be Sorry Fred McDowell 5:17
109
Shake 'Em On Down Fred McDowell 2:37
110
My Trouble Blues Fred McDowell 3:33
111
Black Minnie Fred McDowell 2:02
112
That's Alright Fred McDowell 3:03
113
When I Lay My Burden Down Fred McDowell 2:14
114
I Ain't Gonna Be Bad No Mo' Fred McDowell 3:10
115
Do My Baby Ever Think Of Me Fred McDowell 2:08
116
Brooks Run Into The Ocean Fred McDowell (with Eli Green) 5:43
117
Bull Dog Blues Fred McDowell (with Eli Green) 3:53
118
Frisco Line Fred McDowell 4:01
119
You Gotta Move Fred McDowell 3:20

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