Mighty Mo Rodgers – Redneck Blues
At the turn of the new millenium emerged a blues mighty prophet who made up for the genre’s dwindling spirituality: Mo Rodgers. Thanks to a revolutionary album entitled Blues Is My Wailin’ Wall, Mo recounted the whole history of the blues, from the slave trade of yesteryears to the current bluesploitation days. A second outing (Red, White and Blues) was soon in the works to cash in on this success, and it became an instant hit with the blues crowd. So, here is now « Redneck Blues », the third part of the Mighty Mo Rodgers Blues Anthology ! Rather than a fatalistic, somber vision of the world, Mo provides us with an optimistic perception of what could easily be if we all accepted to see things as they are, instead of trying to blindfold ourselves in a sterile attitude of denial. Along with their poetic intuitiveness, this sense of hope is probably the blues’ most enduring legacy. A sense of hope and perspective that makes Maurice Rodgers one of today’s greatest living bards, no less.
1. Welcome to Doo Dah - 0:43 2. The Antebellum South Shuffle, Pt. 1 - 2:26 3. The Ashes of Nicodemus - 0:54 4. The Antebellum South Shuffle, Pt. 2 - 3:10 5. John Brown Blues - 2:10 6. Hambone Blues - 3:00 7. Don't Die with a Lie (On Your Lip) - 2:50 8. No Second Line (This Time) - 1:03 9. There But for the Grace of God - 3:40 10. Death of the Middle Class - 3:16 11. Truth, Justice and the Blues - 3:20 12. Blues Ain't Devil Music - 2:56 13. ...Everything But the Music - 2:24 14. Gangs, Guns and Testosterone - 2:56 15. They Bombed the Taj Mahal! - 3:23 16. Have You Seen the American Dream? Pt. 2 - 4:32 17. Redneck Blues - 2:11
With bonus video included : Mighty Mo Rodgers at Studio City Sound - 8:46
Mighty Mo Rodgers (vocals, piano, keyboards) , Steve Guillory (guitars) , Tim Pierce (guitar) , Dale Williams (guitar) , John Kurnick (banjo) , Darryl Dunmore (harmonica) , Mic Mahan (bass) , Albie Burks (bass) , Smiley lang (bass) , Hutch Hutchson (bass) , Michael Thompson (organ) , Burleigh Drummond (drums) , Margrette Floyd (background vocals) , ...
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