Heroes of the Blues: The Very Best of Furry Lewis

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Furry Lewis recorded several strikingly intimate 78s in the 1920s and 1930s and when he was rediscovered by blues scholar Sam Charters in the 1960s, he proved adept at entertaining his new audiences, even garnering an appearance on The Tonight Show. This collection opens with three of those old 78s before switching over to his 1960s recordings, which leads to a fine sequencing moment when the 78 version of "Judge Harsh Blues" is followed by its 1960s counterpart "Judge Boushé." A fine guitarist and an excellent storyteller, Lewis' particular skill is best demonstrated by his interpretation of the folk-blues standard "John Henry" and his wonderfully nuanced take on this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Furry Lewis recorded several strikingly intimate 78s in the 1920s and 1930s and when he was rediscovered by blues scholar Sam Charters in the 1960s, he proved adept at entertaining his new audiences, even garnering an appearance on The Tonight Show. This collection opens with three of those old 78s before switching over to his 1960s recordings, which leads to a fine sequencing moment when the 78 version of "Judge Harsh Blues" is followed by its 1960s counterpart "Judge Boushé." A fine guitarist and an excellent storyteller, Lewis' particular skill is best demonstrated by his interpretation of the folk-blues standard "John Henry" and his wonderfully nuanced take on this song, which recognizes its epic possibilities, makes his the definitive version. Also included here is Lewis' retooling of Sleepy John Estes' signature tune "I'm Going to Brownsville."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663024821
  • Catalog Number: 30248
  • Sales rank: 49,617

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Furry Lewis Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Furry Lewis Arranger, Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell Composer
Sid Selvidge Liner Notes
Marty Bloom Composer
Robert Crumb Cover Illustration
Richard Foos Executive Producer
Mike Thomas Remastering
Charlie Rider Composer
Public Domain Composer
Traditional Composer
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