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  1. FFV
  2. Delta Mama Blues
  3. Only Him Or Me
  4. Turnstyled, Junkkpiled
  5. Tower Song
  6. Come Tomorrow
  7. Brand New Companion
  8. Where I Lead Me
  9. Rake
  10. Nothin'

1. FFV (03:37)
2. Delta Momma Blues (04:01)
3. Only Him or Me (02:32)
4. Turnstyled, Junkpiled (03:26)
5. Tower Song (04:10)
6. Come Tomorrow (02:59)
7. Brand New Companion (04:46)
8. Where I Lead Me (02:52)
9. Rake (04:07)
10. Nothin' (02:46)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 14, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Domino Records UK
  • ASIN: B002GNOMA8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,588,130 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By B. Bowman on February 17, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I own all of Townes Van Zandt's albums and would rank "Delta Momma Blues" as one of the best in his catalog of recorded work. In my opinion Townes' songs benefitted greatly from his fingerpicked guitar playing, which was all too often buried in overproduced mixes in his studio recordings. This was not the case with "Delta Momma Blues", which features Townes' guitar prominently. This album also contains some of his strongest songwriting collected on one release. I was only to find out years after first hearing this disc that the "Delta Momma" Townes refers to on the title track was his nickname for the DM in Robitussin DM, a tribute to his penchant for pounding bottles of the stuff to get high off of the codiene in the cough syrup. Not a great role model by any means, but that's TVZ! "Only Him or Me" is classic Townes, I don't think it gets articulated any better than lines like "You're gonna drown tomorrow if you cry too many tears for yesterday". "Tower Song" is also classic Townes, a song that he said he thought he wrote for someone else but later realized he could have written about himself. Songs like these speak volumes about the man and his talent for the written word. "Brand New Companion" is one of Townes' best original blues songs, he channels Lightnin' Hopkins with his own brand of laid back drive, and the harmonica part is excellent. "Where I Lead Me" is Townes' driving salute to life on the road, and totally rocks. The album closes with two of my favorite of TVZ's songs: "Rake", which upon first listen sounds autobiographical but after repeated listens sounds like some kind of vampire biography, and "Nothin", which was the song that first turned me on to Townes' music.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Ward on November 24, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The first time my father put this CD on, I was neither a folk music fan nor a country music fan. I had no confidence I would enjoy any of it.
By the end of "Delta Momma Blues" (the title track, not the whole disc), I was sitting up in my chair, leaning forward with high interest. When "Brand New Companion," "Where I Lead Me" and "Rake" were done, I was a true believer in Van Zandt's powerful talent to evoke emotion and in his talent overall as a musician.
Van Zandt's work also was such a great experience for me that I was willing to listen to a lot of music I wouldn't give the time of day to before. It opened up whole new musical genres for me, and let me discover the joys of the Indigo Girls, Michelle Shocked, Hank Williams and many others.
Perhaps Van Zandt wasn't "popular," but he is certainly one of the more gifted songwriters of the 20th century, IMHO. This disc is a great example of his work, and an essential CD for me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sonata Clark on February 12, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Townes Van Zandt's simple melodies along with truley honest lyrics is what makes Him a true treasure amoungst Singer/Songwriters. Although His isn't well know, fans like myself can't imagine music without Him. With songs like 'Rake', 'FFV' and 'Tower Song', Van Zandt delivers a combination of love, pain and every emotion presented in numberous methods meant to invoke thoughts about one's own life. This record is bound to become an instant favorite in your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Donovan on November 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I lived in Bennington, Vt. in 1971 when I first heard Townes. I'd sit on the porch with the Green Mountains off to the left and Reggie's Bar over to the right, and drink beer and do acid and listen to Our Mother the Mountain. I've given up on the first two activities, but not the last. Townes has staying power.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gianmarco Manzione on May 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
One listen to Delta Momma Blues demonstrates that Mr Van Zandt is no typical American songwriter. No songwriter since, perhaps, Hank Williams, displayed such a deliberate knack for avoiding predictability, mawkishness or indifference in songwriting. Lines like Rake's "I used to wake and run with the moon" and "now the dark air's like fire on my skin/and even the moonlight is blinding" catapult Townes miles above any songwriter you may want to name, this includes Dylan, Springsteen and Guthrie. Any songwriter who gives Townes a listen comes to the same conclusion, such as Steve Earle or Lucinda Williams.
Delta Momma blues is unusually spare, and thankfully so. Whereas past albums such as Late Great TVZ cluttered masterpieces like Pancho and Lefty with unnecessary horn sections and other lush arrangements, DMB delivers a fistful of country folk ballads from "FFV" to the gorgeous "Come Tomorrow." None of them quite as compelling as other spare songs like "Highway Kind" or "Nothin'," but, ultimately, every bit as worth it.
Just when the album has you settled in for what you think will be a conclusion as comfortable and subdued as the first half of the album, it rips into a perfectly haggard and complacent blues number in "Brand New Companion," then enters the near hysteria of the raucous and instantly engaging classic, "Where I Lead Me." "Rake" is clearly a masterpiece of pathos and darkness, one of the most riveting set of verses Townes ever put to paper. "Nothin'" carries that pathos right to the album's last note, its harrowing, odd mixture of blues with a subtle, eastern tone recalling that of Steve Earle's CCKMP and lingering in the silence after the song's last syllable.
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