Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cephas & Wiggins 2002 Somebody Told The Truth (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 263 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:49:18
Size: 94,10 MB

United States

As a rule John Cephas and Phil Wiggins aren't dark-night-of-the-soul bluesmen, or even bluesmen in the strict sense. Which is to say that other kinds of traditional Southern genres also grace their repertoire, including ballads (e.g., "Darling Cora," rarely covered by African-American performers) and gospel (Wiggins's touching original "Forgiveness"). "Reno Factory," first recorded on a Flying Fish album in the 1980s, puts rarely heard lyrics to the often-heard, Reconstruction-era folk song known variously as "Reuben's Train," "900 Miles," and more.

The fun these guys are having through it all is palpable, and it's infectious. This is African-American roots music at its most extroverted and celebratory. I have no doubt that Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, two giants of Piedmont music and Cephas and Wiggins's most direct inspiration, would have loved it. The tradition, it is clear, remains in good hands. (Jerome Clark)


01 - Stack And The Devil 03:35

02 - Railroad Bill 05:09

03 - Last Fair Deal Gone Down 03:47

04 - Sick Bed Blues 04:33

05 - The Pimp In The Pink Suit 02:26

06 - Burn Your Bridges 04:04

07 - Darling Cora 04:15

08 - Forgiveness 03:18

09 - Bowling Green Strut 04:33

10 - Darkness On The Delta 04:38

11 - Reno Factory 02:42

12 - Somebody Told The Truth On Me 02:21

13 - Something Smells 03:57

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