LIPSCOMB, MANCE - (BLACK) TEXAS SHARECROPPER AND SONGSTER

LIPSCOMB, MANCE - (BLACK) TEXAS SHARECROPPER AND SONGSTER

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: ARHOOLIE

Release date: 17/04/2012

Barcode: 0646315200119

Catalog no.: AHLP0001001

Item ID: 369088

The very first release on the legendary Arhoolie label, from way back in 1960, is also the first for Texas acoustic blues great Mance Lipscomb who was a mere 65 years old at the time of its release. Prior to being "discovered" by the label's founder, Chris Strachwitz, Lipscomb had spent his life as a sharecropper in his hometown of Navasota, Texas. Lipscomb's "discovery" was one of the greatest by-products of the blues and folk revival of the late '50s and early '60s as this fantastic vinyl reissue of his first album will attest. Classic country-blues from a master.
Tracks - Side A: 1. Freddie 2. Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now 3. Going Down Slow 4. Babe Please Don't Go 5. Rock Me All Night long 6. Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo 7. Jack O'Diamonds Is A Hard Card To Play Side B: 1. Shake Shake mama 2. Ella Speed 3. One Thin Dime 4. Going To Louisiana (See See Rider) 5. Mama Don't Allow 6. Ain't It Hard 7. Bout A Spoonful.

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