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Mississippi Fred McDowell

Mississippi Fred McDowell

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J.B. Lenoir, Buddy Guy, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Big Mama Thornton et al: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 21 October 1965

WHEN EIGHT blues artistes leap about a stage, blowing harmonicas, thumping drums and piano, playing guitars and singing and shouting their song, it is impossible ...

Fred McDowell, Forest City Joe, Etc.: Roots Of The Blues (Atlantic Special 590019)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 17 August 1968

ALAN LOMAX, assisted by Shirley Collins, made a recording expedition in the South during '59 which produced 80 hours of taped folksong and instrumental music. ...

Mississippi Fred McDowell: Church House, Farnham

Live Review by Jerry Gilbert, Melody Maker, 8 March 1969

"I'M NOT a rock and roll singer. The only way you make me rock is by putting me in a rockin' chair. But if you ...

The Memphis Country Blues Festival

Report by Miller Francis jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 23 June 1969

AN ARTICLE ON the Memphis Country Blues Festival in a local Memphis newspaper was headlined: "BLUES ARE REBORN IN COTTON-FIELD HEAT." ...

Johnny Winter And... Mississippi Fred?

Live Review by Rick McGrath, The Georgia Straight, April 1970

WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTED to go to every bloody concert that comes to town and try to reach a critical judgment (or something like that), sometimes ...

Fred McDowell: Unspoiled Master

Obituary by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 22 July 1972

Tribute by Jerry Gilbert ...

North Mississippi Hill Country Blues

Overview by John Sinclair, Honest Tune, Spring 2005

WHEN YOU hear the word "blues" you're bound to think of Mississippi. The phrase "Mississippi blues" leads at once to thoughts of Clarksdale and Greenwood ...

John Szwed: The Man Who Recorded the World – A Biography of Alan Lomax

Book Review by Richard Williams, The Guardian, 8 January 2011

Richard Williams hails the man who devoted his life to recording the songs and soundscapes of America and beyond. ...


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