Fred McDowell

The Alan Lomax Recordings

Mississippi Records MR 074
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The first ever recordings of FRED MCDOWELL. Recorded by ALAN LOMAX in 1959. The first vinyl release dedicated entirely to this phenomenal recording session. Twelve songs that highlight the depth of his repetoire - from droning & hypnotic versions of songs that later became blues standards such as "Shake Em On Down" and "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" to his deeply felt renditions of spirituals like "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning." Accompanied at times by some amazing hair comb playing & beautiful backup vocals. Comes in old-school "tip on" sleeves with liner notes by NATHAN SALSBURG. A co-release with our friends Domino Sound. The stuff of dreams. Received an 8.5 rating from Pitchfork.

Fred McDowell: The Alan Lomax Recordings

Shake 'Em On Down Fred McDowell
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Fred McDowell
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Fred McDowell
Fred McDowell's Blues Fred McDowell
Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Jesus Fred McDowell
Drop Down Mama Fred McDowell
Going Down to the River Fred McDowell
Wished I Was In Heaven Sitting Down Fred McDowell
When the Train Comes Along Fred McDowell
When You Get Home Please Write Me A Few of Your Lines Fred McDowell
Worried Mind Blues Fred McDowell
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Fred McDowell

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