Album Review

Mississippi: Saints & Sinners [coll] – [Rounder Records]

abacus   8/21/2014   Blues, CD


deep Delta roots as collected by Alan Lomax ’36-’42. riverside penitentiary hollerin, red-light ragtime bounce, hard-times and hopeful times; hunt songs, work songs, prison songs, and Reverend Savage church songs. and man oh man that Hemphill make some sounds! plenty of interviews, introductions and interjections to place us right there in the dust with the heat and the hunger and the fireflies and hard work days and no work days all for the white man’s cake and cream. yeah Times Is Getting Hard.

you heard it 24 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 77 days ago, Jack Tar played Come Here Dog, and Get Your Bone
  • 378 days ago, Jack Tar played It's Better to Be Born Lucky
  • 798 days ago, Jack Tar & Hemroid the Leader played It's Better to Be Born Lucky
  • 1309 days ago, Lucy Rose played If I Had My Way, I'd Tear The Building Down
  • 1960 days ago, Ras Babo played Emmaline, Take Your Time
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