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Fred McDowell - The Alan Lomax Recordings

Fred McDowell - The Alan Lomax Recordings

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Artist: Fred McDowell |  Label: Mississippi Records  |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Blues  | LP condition: Mint | Jacket condition: Sealed

Fred McDowell
The Alan Lomax Recordings
Mississippi Records 074

Fred McDowell’s first ever recordings—before the folk festivals and blues clubs, before “Mississippi” was inserted in front of his name, before the Rolling Stones covered his “You Got To Move.” They’re the sound of the music McDowell played on his porch, at picnics, and juke joints; with his friends and family; occasionally for money but always for pleasure. Recorded by Alan Lomax in a meeting of two of American music’s great figures. A historic session, and one of our very favorite records. Remastered from 24-bit digital transfers of Alan Lomax’s original tapes, and annotated by Arhoolie Records’ Adam Machado and the Alan Lomax Archive’s Nathan Salsburg, they are an illustration of the mind-blowing revelation that was Fred McDowell.On the first day of fall, 1959, in Como, Mississippi, a farmer named Fred McDowell emerged from the woods and ambled over to his neighbor Lonnie Young’s front porch with a guitar in hand. Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins were there recording the Young brothers’ fife and drum ensemble, as well as the raggy old country dance music of their neighbors, the Pratcher brothers, and they had no idea what to expect from this slight man in overalls.They certainly didn’t expect that Fred would soon become internationally known as one of the most original, talented, and affecting country bluesmen ever recorded.12” black vinyl LP with double-sided insert with historical information

     Songs are; 
Shake 'em On Down 
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning 
Fred McDowell's Blues 
Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Jesus 
Drop Down Mama 
Going Down to the River 
When the Train Comes Along 
When You Get Home Please Write Me A Few of Your Lines 
Worried Mind Blues 
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (instrumental reprise) 


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