batteredshoes:

Doye O’Dell & Carolina Cotton | Old Town Hall in Compton, CA

batteredshoes:

Doye O’Dell & Carolina Cotton | Old Town Hall in Compton, CA

(Source: rootsmusicandamericana, via klappersacks)

The only thing I surely own is a worried and troubled mind.

"Little Delia" - Blind Willie McTell

An old ballad, performed by Blind Willie McTell during his 78 days in the late twenties and here again in 1949, in an exceptionally clean and full-sounding recording. This is, to me, a really outstanding performance by him. The album these 1949 recordings turned into is definitely my favorite Blind Willie album. His playing and singing are so elegant and nuanced compared to all of his classic recordings, which were already great themselves.

gillydalion:

rock-and-roll-will-never—die:

Leadbelly

A really great rendition of “Po’ Black Sheep” performed by Dom Flemons and friends. Also the only rendition I’ve ever really heard aside from Frazier and Patterson’s…

Papa Charlie Jackson playing a kind of syrupy-sweet sentimental tune, “Bright Eyes”, on his 6 string banjo.

Gus Cannon playing “Going Around the Mountain”, which is very similar to Henry Thomas’ “Charmin’ Betsy”. This recording isn’t from the late ’20s sessions, but decades later. Some good kazoo action in there too.

Memphis Jug Band - Cocaine Habit Blues

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One of my favorites, a great emotive tune by Tommy Jarrell and Fred Cockerham… one of my favorites to play myself too, which I will do after I post this.

"Fall On My Knees"