27/30 blues folk revisited review

lead belly – the midnight special and other southern prison songs (1940)

Lead Belly lived a blues fantasy: a murderous outlaw in and out of incarceration singing prison songs in front of guards and convicts alike.

folk 26/30 album of the week blues

son house – forever on my mind

Son House (1902-1988) lived the life of several souls, with the talent of one, the resentment of another, and the misfortune of the next. There was a religious lens to his movements: one which birthed enormous transgressional shame and almost certainly cultivated that inimitable melancholy in 1928. This is House‚Äôs never-before-heard 1964 return, recorded shortly […]