Sunday, November 27

Deep South Blues (1999)

"Those who believe that the newer, cruder recording of Mississippi bluesmen playing distorted electric guitars is some newly recorded phenomenon should grab this collection and get straight. In it, they'll find 15 superb homemade performances, all of them put down for posterity in the early '80s, proof that the scene was being documented early and excellently. Kicking off with two dynamite sides from Junior Kimbrough, the set moves on with riveting performances from Jessie Mae Hemphill, R.L. Burnside and the Sound Machine, Hezekiah and the Houserockers, Raymond Hill, Hammie Nixon, Waynell Jones, and Ranie Burnette. This is riveting stuff -- not for the casual blues fan."
allmusic (Video)
Deep South Blues CD
YouTube: Tomorrow Night · Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys, I Feel Good, Little Girl · Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys, Going Down · Raymond Hill, The Chicken Song · Waynell Jones, Jaybird Boogie · Waynell Jones, Hungry Spell · Ranie Burnette, Coal Black Mattie · Ranie Burnette, Roll Me, Baby · Hezekiah and The House Rockers, Bottle up and Go · Hammie Nixon