This has gotta be a piece of history right here. These 12 songs comprise Alan Lomax's first recordings of the legendary Fred McDowell in an incredible, on-the-spot document of his soul-stomping, spirit-wrenching blues. Fred is joined by Miles Pratcher on second guitar for a number of songs, and accompanied by Annie Mae McDowell's vocals and Fanny Davis on hair comb, running through a repetoire of spirituals and original songs. We're by no means Blues experts, but you don't need to know jack sh*t to feel this record. And we're really feeling it. Housed in old style tip-on jacket with liner notes by Nathan Salsburg. Hallelujah.
"Fred McDowell: The Alan Lomax Recordings" is a collaboration by the Alan Lomax Archive, Domino Sound, and Mississippi Records. Mastered in Portland, Oregon. Recorded in Como, Mississippi, September 21-25, 1959
Earliest recordings of Fred McDowell Includes a two-sided 10" x 10" liner note insert.
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