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All Music Guide - Nathan Bush
In 1959, blues singer/guitarist Robert Pete Williams was residing in Angola Prison, serving a life sentence for a murder he claimed he committed in self-defense, when he was discovered by blues researchers Harry Oster and Richard Allen. Immediately struck by the power of Williams' blues, the pair commenced the recordings that would appear on the collections Robert Pete Williams, Vol. 1 & 2 including the stunning "Prisoner's Talking Blues". Subsequent efforts by Oster and Allen led to Williams' release. No longer surrounded by the bars of Angola, the singer found himself trapped instead by the strict rules and regulations of his harsh parole. Thus on Free Again, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Nathan Bush
In 1959, blues singer/guitarist Robert Pete Williams was residing in Angola Prison, serving a life sentence for a murder he claimed he committed in self-defense, when he was discovered by blues researchers Harry Oster and Richard Allen. Immediately struck by the power of Williams' blues, the pair commenced the recordings that would appear on the collections Robert Pete Williams, Vol. 1 & 2 including the stunning "Prisoner's Talking Blues". Subsequent efforts by Oster and Allen led to Williams' release. No longer surrounded by the bars of Angola, the singer found himself trapped instead by the strict rules and regulations of his harsh parole. Thus on Free Again, the singer walks the streets like a stranger with death on his mind. "You know I walk along and talk to myself," he declares in "Death Blues," remembering his confinement. "Sometimes I have a mind to leave this place/But they say, you know you're doing time." In "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere," Williams finds himself alone on the streets of a "one horse town." Settling down for the night, he sings with a "tombstone for my pillow and the fairground for my bed." Sitting on the roadside in "Thumbing a Ride," he finds that the cars just pass him by as if he didn't exist. Despite the constant, restless movement of Williams' guitar lines, these recordings have a stillness to them, as if the reverberation of his blunt, heavy attack might be the only sound for miles around. Intimately recorded by Oster himself, these ten solo guitar and vocal performances represent some of the finest of Williams' career and some of the best the blues has to offer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1995
  • Label: Obc
  • UPC: 025218055321
  • Catalog Number: 553
  • Sales rank: 131,053

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Pete Williams Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Phil DeLancie Remastering
Kenneth S. Goldstein Producer
Harry Oster Engineer, Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING BLUES ALBUMS

    THIS ALBUM GREW ON ME HEAVILY. PRESTIGE IS A SIGNIFICANT LABEL; JUST LISTEN TO ANY GARY DAVI STUFF ON PRESTIGE.

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