Highway Bound

Highway Bound

by Lloyd Jones
     
 
Except for the harmonica that wafts through "Ice Cream Man" and "Lazybones," Lloyd Jones restricts the music on Highway Bound to what he can sing in his grainy tenor and what he can fingerpick on his guitar. That guitar is an acoustic for the most part, though he breaks out an electric for "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" (with slide

Overview

Except for the harmonica that wafts through "Ice Cream Man" and "Lazybones," Lloyd Jones restricts the music on Highway Bound to what he can sing in his grainy tenor and what he can fingerpick on his guitar. That guitar is an acoustic for the most part, though he breaks out an electric for "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" (with slide applied) and "Cry for Me Baby." So, this is Jones' version of the folk-blues, and he plays it well. He is not so concerned with being authentic that he slavishly copies earlier versions of these familiar songs. For instance, he snatches back "Good Night Irene" from the folk and pop stars, but in doing so retains the Weavers' adaptation of it, so that he sings "I'll see you in my dreams" rather than Leadbelly's original "I'll get you in my dreams." But there is never any question about Jones' abilities or his sincerity. The world may not really need new folk-blues versions of "Key to the Highway" or "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor," but Jones renews the quality of the songs in his masterful renditions.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/2011
Label:
Underworld (Burnside
UPC:
0635961182924
catalogNumber:
19
Rank:
217930

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd Jones   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica
Curtis Salgado   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Charlie Musselwhite   Engineer,Liner Notes
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
John Brim   Composer
Dennis Carter   Engineer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Curtis Salgado   Engineer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
L. Jones   Composer
PJ Newman   Engineer
Robert Sawyer   Executive Producer
Lead Belly   Composer
R. L. Johnson   Composer
Bill McConaughy   Graphic Design
Harry Gale   Engineer

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