Friday, May 11, 2007
What Keeps Spinning On My Music Player?
Genius. What can I say? I have never looked too deeply into Blues except during the last 2-3 years. When I came across Mississippi John Hurt's music, I have not been able to stop listening to him. His best work was from the OKEH label and there is a complete recordings CD put out by Columbia as part of the Roots & Blues series. Its not your expected gritty gravelly voiced blues that has become synomis with Blues, it is some clever writing - racy lyrics, mellow voice, and incredible fingerpicking. Recommended to all.