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Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis, Vol. 1

Various Artists
Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis, Vol. 1

Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz recorded a number of traditional Mississippi Delta blues musicians during the 1969 Memphis Blues Festival. Volume 1 features the legendary Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis, Memphis Piano Red, the guitar duo of R. L. Watson and Josiah Jones (two deaf mute musicians), and the Como Drum Band. The recordings capture the unpolished country blues that is the hallmark of the Mississippi Delta. The liner notes were written by journalist and record producer Pete Welding.

Track Listing

101
Back Water Rising Napoleon Strickland With The Como Drum Band 1:56
102
Shake 'Em On Down Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods 3:11
103
Fred's Blues Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods 4:50
104
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods 3:42
105
Otha's Piece Otha Turner with The Como Drum Band 2:45
106
Shimmy She Wobble Napoleon Strickland 2:37
107
Write Me A Few Of Your Lines Fred McDowell 4:33
108
A Dark Cloud Rising Fred McDowell 5:03
109
Furry Lewis' Blues Furry Lewis 8:55
110
Walking Blues Furry Lewis 5:54
111
Judge Bushay Blues Furry Lewis 6:08
112
Memphis Rag R.L. Watson & Josiah Jones 2:05
113
St. Louis Blues R.L. Watson & Johnny Woods 3:15
114
Praying On The Old Campground R.L. Watson & Johnny Woods 3:43
115
Mobile Blues Memphis Piano Red 3:25
116
Abel Street Stomp Memphis Piano Red 3:15

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