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Texas Sharecropper & Songster

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Arhoolie's Texas Sharecropper & Songster is a recording made in 1960, during the blues revival. Prior to the blues revival, Mance Lipscomb was an unknown, and his discovery was one of the positive byproducts of the revival. He was a great country-blues man, and this is perhaps his greatest effort, capturing him running through a number of traditional songs. Most of the songs are augmented by his jackknife slide guitar, and all feature his raw, haunted vocals, which make these classic songs sound timeless.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Arhoolie's Texas Sharecropper & Songster is a recording made in 1960, during the blues revival. Prior to the blues revival, Mance Lipscomb was an unknown, and his discovery was one of the positive byproducts of the revival. He was a great country-blues man, and this is perhaps his greatest effort, capturing him running through a number of traditional songs. Most of the songs are augmented by his jackknife slide guitar, and all feature his raw, haunted vocals, which make these classic songs sound timeless.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1993
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297030622
  • Catalog Number: 306
  • Sales rank: 65,871

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mance Lipscomb Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Mance Lipscomb Arranger, Contributor
Aretha Franklin Composer
Herb Ellis Composer
Alan Lomax Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Mack McCormick Engineer
Muddy Waters Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Engineer
Wayne Pope Artwork
Traditional Composer
James Oden Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Mance is Cool!

    In my Anthro class, we were introduced to Mance Lipscomb's music. I loved it, and decided that I would buy the CD -- I listen to it semi-often, and it is a great combo of blues and folk, and something else I can't put my finger on -- it creates its own unique flair.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing album by the "Texas Songster" Mance Lipscomb.

    Mance Lipscomb's Texas Sharecropper & Songster is a recording made in 1960 during the 60's blues revival. Prior to this, Mance was an unknown artist living in his hometown of Navasota, TX. He was known as the Texas Songster because he could play all types of music from blues, ballads, folk songs, popular songs of the day and dance numbers. Check out Mance's other albums too. Essential listening for all fans of acoustic blues.

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