Delta Blues, Folk, Gospel and More

Good Lord sent the sunshine, Devil he sent the rain

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Have we recommended this lately?
It is an excellent primer in the music of the Mississippi Delta prior to and through the 1920s (these recordings are from 1928, 1929 and 1930). Although focused on known associates of Charlie Patton, it presents an assortment of different styles and creative approaches to blues, ragtime and gospel.
In the background of Louise Johnson’s two recordings on this disc we hear the voices of Charlie Patton, Son House, Willie Brown and possibly another individual(s) spontaneously interjecting in participatory barrel house style as the singer is accompanying herself on piano.

Have we recommended this lately?

It is an excellent primer in the music of the Mississippi Delta prior to and through the 1920s (these recordings are from 1928, 1929 and 1930). Although focused on known associates of Charlie Patton, it presents an assortment of different styles and creative approaches to blues, ragtime and gospel.

In the background of Louise Johnson’s two recordings on this disc we hear the voices of Charlie Patton, Son House, Willie Brown and possibly another individual(s) spontaneously interjecting in participatory barrel house style as the singer is accompanying herself on piano.

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