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Mississippi Fred McDowell - I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll

Mississippi Fred McDowell - I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll
Referencia: Pure Pleasure PPAN ST409 LPx1
Re-mastering by: Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray Producer: Tommy Couch Recorded September 8 & 10 1969 in Jackson, Mississippi
30,00 € IVA inc.

When Mississippi Fred McDowell proclaimed on one of his last albums, "I do not play no rock & roll," it was less a boast by an aging musician swept aside by the big beat than a mere statement of fact. As a stylist and purveyor of the original Delta blues, he was superb, equal parts Charley Patton and Son House coming to the fore through his roughed-up vocals and slashing bottleneck style of guitar playing. McDowell knew he was the real deal, and while others were diluting and updating their sound to keep pace with the changing times and audiences, Mississippi Fred stood out from the rest of the pack simply by not changing his style one iota. Though he scorned the amplified rock sound with a passion matched by few country bluesmen, he certainly had no qualms about passing any of his musical secrets along to his young, white acolytes, prompting several of them — including a young Bonnie Raitt — to develop slide guitar techniques of their own. Although generally lumped in with other blues "rediscoveries" from the '60s, the most amazing thing about him was that this rich repository of Delta blues had never recorded in the '20s or early '30s, didn't get "discovered" until 1959, and didn't become a full-time professional musician until the mid-'60s. Cub Koda/AMG Tracklisting Side 1: 1. Baby Please Don’t Go 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 3. Kokomo Me Baby 4. That’s All Right Baby 5. Red Cross Store Side 2: 1. Everybody’s Down On Me 2. 61 Highway 3. Glory Hallelujah 4. Jesus Is On The Mainline Personnel: Fred McDowell, vocal & guitar/ Jerry Puckett, bass/ Darin Lancaster, drums


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