Preachin' the Blues: The Music of Mississippi Fred McDowell

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Instead of getting all of the artists into the studio with a full band for their tribute album Preachin' the Blues: The Music of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Telarc had most of the featured artists (all but two of 12, actually) perform with just a guitar and voice (or, in the case of David Maxwell, a piano). This, of course, brought the musicians closer to McDowell's territory, and most of the contributors sound very respectful of the original recordings, keeping their phrasing and approach very similar to his. This may not result in the most startling or inspired tribute ever, but it's a nice, low-key, heartfelt salute -- something that sounds nice while it's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Instead of getting all of the artists into the studio with a full band for their tribute album Preachin' the Blues: The Music of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Telarc had most of the featured artists (all but two of 12, actually) perform with just a guitar and voice (or, in the case of David Maxwell, a piano). This, of course, brought the musicians closer to McDowell's territory, and most of the contributors sound very respectful of the original recordings, keeping their phrasing and approach very similar to his. This may not result in the most startling or inspired tribute ever, but it's a nice, low-key, heartfelt salute -- something that sounds nice while it's playing, and it does make you want to dig out (or buy) old Mississippi Fred McDowell records. But, once you do that, chances are you'll never spin this again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2002
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408353628
  • Catalog Number: 83536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Right Church (5:09)
  2. 2 61 Highway - Charlie Musselwhite (3:56)
  3. 3 Kokomo Blues (2:52)
  4. 4 Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning - Dan Corbett (4:39)
  5. 5 You Gotta Move (3:50)
  6. 6 Train I Ride (5:08)
  7. 7 I Heard Somebody Call (5:16)
  8. 8 Frisco Line - Sue Foley (4:24)
  9. 9 Fred's Worried Life Blues (2:58)
  10. 10 I Rolled and I Tumbled - Steve James (3:51)
  11. 11 That's Alright - Dan Corbett (6:22)
  12. 12 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Scott Holt (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Musselwhite Guitar, Vocals
Kenny Neal Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Paul Geremia Guitar, Vocals
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone Harmonica, Vocals
Tab Benoit Guitar, Vocals
Sue Foley Guitar, Vocals
Steve James Guitar, Vocals
Scott Holt Guitar, Vocals
David Maxwell Piano
Brian Stoltz Guitar, Vocals
Anders Osborne Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Hoover Guitar
Darren Thiboutot Drums
Colleen Sexton Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve James Liner Notes
Lincoln Clapp Mastering
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Steve Drown Engineer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Nelson Blanchard Engineer
Harry Gale Engineer
King Williams Engineer
Randy Labbe Producer
Bob Woods Executive Producer
Dave Draves Engineer
Rueben Williams Engineer
Scott Rancourt Engineer
Pamela Emerson Engineer
Keith Kenyon Engineer
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