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Texas Country Blues

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
In the 1960s when the folk revival began to recognize country blues as an important art form, Arhoolie was there to capture it all on tape. It perhaps seems odd in retrospect that a number of scholars and collectors feared that the older forms of the blues had vanished from the landscape during the 1950s. Arhoolie's recordings of Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, and other players gave ample evidence that prewar blues were alive and doing quite well, thank you. Texas Country Blues collects a number of tracks recorded by Mance Lipscomb in the late '60s and early '70s. Lipscomb may be first and foremost a blues player, but unlike Hopkins or McDowell, he broadened his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
In the 1960s when the folk revival began to recognize country blues as an important art form, Arhoolie was there to capture it all on tape. It perhaps seems odd in retrospect that a number of scholars and collectors feared that the older forms of the blues had vanished from the landscape during the 1950s. Arhoolie's recordings of Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, and other players gave ample evidence that prewar blues were alive and doing quite well, thank you. Texas Country Blues collects a number of tracks recorded by Mance Lipscomb in the late '60s and early '70s. Lipscomb may be first and foremost a blues player, but unlike Hopkins or McDowell, he broadened his repertoire to include ragtime and folk. "Rag in F" is a fun little ditty that brings to mind the bouncy piano work of Scott Joplin, while "Corrine, Corrina" and "Wonder Where My Easy Rider Gone" conjure up the ghost of Leadbelly. Whatever style he's working in, however, Lipscomb delivers each song with focus and feeling. There's the delightful "Mama, Let Me Lay It on You," and there are sharp, electric versions of "Blues in the Bottle" and "Angel Child." With it's generous running time and fine selections, Texas Country Blues will serve as a superior introduction to an eclectic blues artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2002
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297902622
  • Catalog Number: 9026
  • Sales rank: 117,486

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mance Lipscomb Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Wayne Davis Drums
Michael Birnbaum Guitar
Charlie Pritchard Guitar
Powell St. John Harmonica
Technical Credits
Mance Lipscomb Arranger
Clifton Chenier Composer
Clan of Xymox Composer
Count Basie Composer
Sam Hopkins Composer
Big Maceo Merriweather Composer
Bo Chatmon Composer
Eddie Durham Composer
George Price Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Jim Crockett Cover Photo
Joe Pullum Composer
Benny Davis Composer
Abner Silver Composer
Morgan K. Dodge Graphic Design
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