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McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred Down Home Blues 1959

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McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred: Down Home Blues 1959

(1959) (153:22/46)


McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred - Down Home Blues 1959 Medium 1
1: When You Get Home Write Me A Few Little Lines McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
2: Drop Down Mama McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
3: Shake 'em On Down McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
4: Fred McDowells Blues McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
5: Goin' Down To The River McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
6: You Gonna Be Sorry McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
7: You Done Tol' Everybody McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
8: Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
9: Soon One Mornin' McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
10: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
11: Wished I Was In Heaven Sittin' Down McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
12: Germany Blues McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
13: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
14: Freight Train Blues McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
15: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning McDOWELL; Mississippi Fred  
16: Been Drinkin' Water Out Of A Hollow Log McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
17: I Want Jesus To Walk With Me McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
18: 61 Highwy Blues McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
19: Lord Have Mercy McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
20: Worried Mind McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
21: What's The Matter Now McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
22: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning (instr) McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
23: Shake 'em On Down (alt.) McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred  
24: Cool Water Blues DUDLEY, John  
25: Po' Boy Blues DUDLEY, John  
26: Clarksdale Mill Blues DUDLEY, John  
27: Jim & John YOUNG, Ed & Lonnie & G.D.  
28: Hen Duck YOUNG, Ed & Lonnie & G.D.  
29: Chevrolet YOUNG, Ed & Lonnie & G.D.  
30: Oree YOUNG, Ed & Lonnie & G.D.  
31: Sittin' On Top Of The World YOUNG, Ed & Lonnie & G.D.  
32: All Night Long PRATCHER, Miles & Bob  
33: I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Til I Die PRATCHER, Miles & Bob  
34: Buttermilk PRATCHER, Miles & Bob  
35: Leevee Camp Reminiscence FORREST CITY JOE  
36: Train Time FORREST CITY JOE  
37: Red Cross Store FORREST CITY JOE  
38: You Gotta Cut That Out FORREST CITY JOE  
39: Stop Breaking Down FORREST CITY JOE  
40: Drink On Little Girl FORREST CITY JOE  
41: She Lived Her Life Too Fast FORREST CITY JOE  
42: She Don't Love Me That Way FORREST CITY JOE  
43: Forrest City Jump FORREST CITY JOE  
44: Boogie Children BOY BLUE  
45: Joe Lee's Rock BOY BLUE  
46: You Got Dimples In Your Jaw JONES, Willie  


Artikeleigenschaften von McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred: Down Home Blues 1959

  • Interpret: McDOWELL, Mississippi Fred

  • Albumtitel: Down Home Blues 1959

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title Down Home Blues 1959
  • Label JSP

  • SubGenre Blues - Acoustic

  • EAN: 0788065422721

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "McDowell, Mississippi Fred"

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning

(Traditional) Summer 1959 Atlantic LP 1346

Musicologist Alan Lomax roamed the back roads of the South during the early 1940s, discovering and recording Mississippi bluesmen Muddy Waters and David 'Honeyboy' Edwards for the Library of Congress (see the first disc of this set). Lomax hit the road anew in 1959, this time on behalf of Atlantic Records. Portable recording equipment had come a long way. The mammoth disc recorder Lomax once hauled had been replaced by a stereo reel-to-reel tape rig.


Lomax came across a slide guitarist in Como, Mississippi that was easily the equal of his prior discoveries: Mississippi Fred McDowell. That nickname was a bit of a misnomer; McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee on January 12 of either 1904 or '05 (he wasn't sure which). His uncle Gene Shields taught him how to play slide with a beef rib bone when Fred was just a lad (he eventually used the neck off a Gordon's gin bottle). Local musicians Raymond Payne and Vandy McKenna showed him some licks. McDowell finally corralled his own guitar in 1940, when he moved to Como after some years in Memphis. He wed Annie Mae Collins in Como (she would be his frequent duet partner on the religious pieces that constituted a good portion of his repertoire) and played local dances but mostly farmed.


Then Lomax rolled into Como during the late summer of 1959 and changed Fred's life forever. During a lengthy field session at McDowell's domicile, the guitarist laid everything he had on tape for the folklorist, including the haunting, slide-soaked Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning, which had been recorded in December of '28 by slide master Blind Willie Johnson. Atlantic included several of Fred's debut tracks on a series of Lomax-produced albums in late 1960, introducing a new blues giant born over half a decade prior to Robert Johnson.


By 1962, other researchers were finding their way to McDowell's door. Testament Records owner Pete Welding and Arhoolie label boss Chris Strachwitz issued a series of excellent McDowell LPs over the next few years. Fred played the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, his pungent slide proving very influential to a young Bonnie Raitt. He was convinced to go electric in 1969 for a set waxed at Malaco Studios in Jackson, Miss. ironically titled 'I Do Not Play No Rock 'n' Roll.' The Rolling Stones covered McDowell's You Gotta Move on their 'Sticky Fingers' LP in 1971. But the slide specialist didn't have long to enjoy the royalties he'd share with Rev. Gary Davis; stricken with cancer, he died July 3, 1972. Stardom came uncommonly late to McDowell, but he wore it magnificently.

                                                                                        --Bill Dahl


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