A1 Shake ’Em On Down
A2 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
A3 Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
A4 Fred McDowell’s Blues
A5 Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus
A6 Drop Down Mama
B1 Going Down To The River
B2 Wished I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
B3 When The Train Comes Along
B4 When You Get Home Please Write Me A Few Of Your Lines
B5 Worried Mind Blues
B6 Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning (Instrumental Reprise)
Julkaisija: Mississippi Records
Remastered from 24-bit digital transfers of Alan Lomax’s original tapes, and annotated by Arhoolie Records’ Adam Machado and the Alan Lomax Archive’s Nathan Salsburg, they are an illustration of the mind-blowing revelation that was Fred McDowell.
On the first day of fall, 1959, in Como, Mississippi, a farmer named Fred McDowell emerged from the woods and ambled over to his neighbor Lonnie Young’s front porch with a guitar in hand. Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins were there recording the Young brothers’ fife and drum ensemble, as well as the raggy old country dance music of their neighbors, the Pratcher brothers, and they had no idea what to expect from this slight man in overalls. They certainly didn’t expect that Fred would soon become internationally known as one of the most original, talented, and affecting country bluesmen ever recorded.