Highway 61

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All Music Guide - Campbell
This Wolf release features field recordings made in 1990 showcasing the unique styles of bluesmen Herman Alexander and CeDell Davis. Even though he was musically active in the '50s and '60s, CeDell Davis gained national exposure in the mid-'90s through his amazing recordings on Fat Possum Records. His left-handed bottleneck style was developed after his right hand became crippled at a young age. Herman Alexander is a street singer in Memphis. His guitar and harp playing were modeled after Mississippi Fred McDowell. While he has often been heard on Beale Street, he was rarely recorded. Both of these bluesmen play highly compelling, gritty ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
This Wolf release features field recordings made in 1990 showcasing the unique styles of bluesmen Herman Alexander and CeDell Davis. Even though he was musically active in the '50s and '60s, CeDell Davis gained national exposure in the mid-'90s through his amazing recordings on Fat Possum Records. His left-handed bottleneck style was developed after his right hand became crippled at a young age. Herman Alexander is a street singer in Memphis. His guitar and harp playing were modeled after Mississippi Fred McDowell. While he has often been heard on Beale Street, he was rarely recorded. Both of these bluesmen play highly compelling, gritty music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • Label: Wolf Records
  • UPC: 799582092021
  • Catalog Number: 120920
  • Sales rank: 249,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Got to Move - Herman Alexander (1:53)
  2. 2 Red Dressed Baby - Herman Alexander (3:51)
  3. 3 Highway 61 - Herman Alexander (3:01)
  4. 4 Boogie All Night Long - Herman Alexander (1:13)
  5. 5 Gamblin' Blues - Herman Alexander (2:27)
  6. 6 Down Home Blues - Herman Alexander (3:26)
  7. 7 Baby Please Don't Go - Herman Alexander (1:10)
  8. 8 Poor Boy Blues - Herman Alexander (1:12)
  9. 9 Catfish Blues - Herman Alexander (2:43)
  10. 10 Dog Chasing the Fox - Herman Alexander (2:05)
  11. 11 It's All Right - Herman Alexander (3:54)
  12. 12 Blues for Big Town (3:31)
  13. 13 When I Woke Up This Morning (2:40)
  14. 14 Chicken and a Hawk (3:11)
  15. 15 Sugar Mama (2:47)
  16. 16 Got to Move Down the Road (3:33)
  17. 17 Room 701 (2:57)
  18. 18 74 Is a Freight Train (3:19)
  19. 19 Hard Luck Blues (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
CeDell Davis Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Big Joe Williams Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell Composer
Harald Ergott Cover Design
Hannes Folterbauer Engineer, Liner Notes
Barry Lee Pearson Liner Notes
Klaus Kilian Liner Notes
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