After listening to Mississipi John Hurt in this pretty neat cd, it's quite probable that you will start to sing "God Bless America". Here are blues, as blue as they come, with only guitar as companion. This stuff can truly be
compared to a Homer-like Greek blind poet strumming epic rythms on a harp... YES, IT'S THIS KIND OF EPIC FOLK POP MUSIC, something like French singer-guitarist George Brassens, or Brazilian bossa-nova hyper-sophisticate João Gilberto with his guitar. Some stuff in the USA redeems America, AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM ! THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGINS !!! Forget Ella Fitzgerald, drop Big Mama Thornton (NO! not the Big Mama! Stay, Big Mama, stay! drop Billie Holliday instead!), flush away Sachtmo and Anita O'Day. Music and poetry and zen simplicity are here all together, just a simple, inexpensive cd. A MUST ! TOP MARK ON THE MIRTH-ENNUI SCALE. Perhaps civilisation is not ending after all...
- Audio CD (February 6, 2017)
- W/Book Rmst Dig ed. edition
- Original Release Date: February 6, 2017
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, Original recording remastered
- Label: SNAPPER MUSIC LTD.
- ASIN: B0001BYLDA
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838,963 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)