Various – Slavery, Prison, Women, God And … Whiskey
Everyone concerned with the blues today is aware of the tremendous work done in the past two decades by the MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION, helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern blues music gain recognition and meet their day to day needs.
This new volume in Dixiefrog’s MMRF Series, entitled Slavery, Prison, Women, God and… Whiskey, presents twelve artists from the Foundation. Most of these bluesmen are complete unknowns in Europe, including Rufus McKenzie whose "Slavery Time Blues" introduces this album with an incredibly moving denunciation of enslavement, reminding us that slavery days are not that far away in time.
Listening to this album is an experience in humor, faith and melancholy that will leave no one unscathed.
1. Rufus McKenzie - Slavery Time Blues - 3:06 2. Drink Small - Moanin' - 4:13 3. Little Pink Anderson - Bo Weavil - 3:17 4. Adolphus Bell - Child Support Blues - 3:41 5. Jahue Rorie - Cannonball Blues - 2:10 6. Big Boy Henry - Cedar Street Woman - 4:05 7. Rufus McKenzie - Peach Tree Blues - 3:51 8. Adolphus Bell - Alabama Women - 3:13 9. Little Pink Anderson - Greasy Greans - 2:25 10. Drink Small with Cootie Stark - Tied Tongue Blues - 4:10 11. Cool John Ferguson - No Hidin' Place - 3:27 12. Big Boy Henry - Nina Mae - 1:59 13. Elder Anderson Johnson - My Lord And I - 3:28 14. John Lee Zeigler - Lose My Money, Let Me Lose - 4:54 15. Albert Smith - Walk On Walker - 1:45 16. Little Pink Anderson - Can't You See? - 4:58 17. Carl Hodges - Flossie - 1:59 18. Rufus McKenzie - Mother Sleep On - 3:50
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