Various – What Can An Old Man Do But Sing The Blues


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Featuring : Neal Pattman, Dr Burt, John Dee Holeman & Boo Hanks.
What can an old man do but sing the blues? asks Dr. Burt in the song that gave this album its name. The question has its merits, and the four artists presented on this CD confirm that unrequited love, poverty and injustice have lost none of their edge with time. All beneficiaries of the Life Maintenance and Emergency Relief programs set up by Tim Duffy’s Foundation, Pattman, Holeman, Hanks and Burt show that the blues can describe old people’s ailments as effectively as they expressed young people’s frustrations during the Depression.

Track Listing:
1. Neal Pattman - Going Down Slow - 3:55   2. Boo Hanks - Girls Crazy About Me - 1:42   3. John Dee Holeman - Mistreated Blues - 4:48   4. Dr. Burt - Clock On the Wall - 2:42   5. John Dee Holeman - Little Queenie - 4:23   6. Dr. Burt - Ain't That Loving You Baby - 2:23   7. Boo Hanks - Picking Low Cotton - 2:31   8. Neal Pattman - Catfish Blues - 3:34   9. Boo Hanks - Trouble - 1:48 10. John Dee Holeman - Early Letter Blues - 4:06   11. Dr. Burt - What Can Old Man Do But Sing the Blues - 3:26   12. Neal Pattman - Neil’s Testemony - 2:46   13. Neal Pattman - Prison Blues - 3:24   14. Boo Hanks - Restless Blues - 3:02   15. Dr. Burt - Come On In This House - 2:58   16. John Dee Holeman - Chapel Hill Bougie - 4:24

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