Tuesday, August 12

Bukka White - Parchman Farm (1970)

Wikipedia - "'Parchman Farm' or 'Parchman Farm Blues' is blues song first recorded by American Delta blues musician Bukka White in 1940. It is an autobiographical piece, in which White sings of his experience at the infamous Mississippi State Penitentiary, known as Parchman Farm. ... One was 'Parchman Farm Blues', which he recorded that day (all twelve were recorded over two days, May 7 and 8, 1940). The song has the elements of Delta blues, including a one-chord modal arrangement and a slide guitar break. However, the melody line is distinctive and relies less on blue notes. White delivers the vocal in his characteristic grainy, guttural style accompanied by his acoustic guitar, with Washboard Sam on washboard percussion."
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Discogs: Parchman Farm (1970)
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