Big Joe Williams – Back To The Country
The late BIG JOE WILLIAMS was an American Delta Blues guitarist/singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine string guitar.
In a career that spanned over four decades he recorded for a variety of labels including Bluebird, Delmark, Okeh, Prestige, and in 1965 he recorded this material for Testament Records. This album is a little different from most of his recordings as in addition to the usual stunning solo sides, he is also featured in the company of two fellow Mississippi Bluesman, fiddler JIMMY BROWN, and harmonica player WILLY LEE HARRIS. The result is an album that recreates the feel of a backcountry dance or party with Browns jagged blues laden fiddle lines, BIG JOE’s guitar, and HARRIS’ harmonica producing a sound all too rarely heard in post war blues recordings.
1. Ain't Gonna Be Your Lowdown Dog - 2:41 2. Annie Mae - 3:58 3. You Can Stay Out - 1:49 4. Mean Backstabber - 3:29 5. Worry You off My Mind - 1:54 6. Miss Ida B. - 2:42 7. Put on Your Nightcap - 2:57 8. Woody Woodpecker - 2:22 9. I Got My Ticket - 3:32 10. Saturday Night Ball - 3:15 11. Shake Your Boogie - 2:13 12. See See Rider - 2:35 13. Blues Everywhere I Go - 4:17 14. Worried and Lonesome - 3:28 15. My Black Woman - 2:11 16. The Moon Is Rising - 2:33 17. Down the Line - 2:46 18. My Baby Left Me a Mule to Ride - 2:58 19. Desert Blues - 1:50 20. Breakdown - 1:12 21. Going Back Home - 2:20
Big Joe Williams (vocals, guitar) , Jimmy Brown (fiddle, guitar) , Willie Lee Harris (harmonica)
1. AllMusic - Barry Lee Pearson
Fellow Mississippians Jimmy Brown on fiddle and Willie Lee Harris on harmonica augment Big Joe's down-home Delta blues from the blues revival of the 70s.
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