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Poor Bob's Blues

Poor Bob's Blues

Serving a life sentence for murder, blues singer Robert Pete Williams (1914 – 1980) was “discovered” by folklorist Dr. Harry Oster in 1956 and was included on the Angola Prisoners’ Blues recording (ARH00419). As a result of the recording and efforts by Oster, Williams was paroled in 1959. Subsequently pardoned by the Louisiana governor, Williams was able to travel and perform at blues festivals in the US and Europe. His personal, idiosyncratic style has often been likened to that of an African musician over that of an African American musician from the South. This CD contains music from two albums recorded by Oster in the late 1950s. Allmusic.com notes that it serves as a perfect introduction to the music of a truly one-of-a-kind bluesman.

Track Listing

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My Mind Wandering Around (acapella) Robert Pete Williams 5:57
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Cane Cut Man Robert Pete Williams 5:12
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My Daddy Was A Hoodoo Man Robert Pete Williams 4:45
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No More Sweet Potatoes Robert Pete Williams 4:33
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Poor Bob's Blues Robert Pete Williams 3:58
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Cows Love Music Robert Pete Williams 4:40
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Can't Yo-Yo No More Robert Pete Williams 5:17
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Shake, Shake Baby Robert Pete Williams 4:44
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Lord, I Done You Wrong Robert Pete Williams 3:12
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Been Mistreated So Long Robert Pete Williams 3:52
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Things All Wrong With Me Robert Pete Williams 6:46
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Matchbox Blues Robert Pete Williams 5:42
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Sad News From Korea Robert Pete Williams 4:38
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What A Shape I'm In Robert Pete Williams 5:25
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Poor Boy, Long Way From Home Robert Pete Williams 4:13
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Out All Night Long Robert Pete Williams 4:14
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Crying Won't Make Me Stay Robert Pete Williams 5:50
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All Out And Down Robert Pete Williams 3:51
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Tom And Old Master (story) Robert Pete Williams 9:16
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