Various Artists: A Living Past - Music Maker Patron's Sampler

Various Artists: A Living Past - Music Maker Patron's Sampler

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Guitar Gabriel - I Came So Far 43.64 MB €1.20
Guitar Gabriel - Expressing The Blues 49.69 MB €1.20
Preston Fulp - Careless Love 47.74 MB €1.20
Preston Fulp - Father Along 37.54 MB €1.20
Angels of Mercy 35.02 MB €1.20
Big Boy Henry - Little Girl Blues 47.96 MB €1.20
Big Boy Henry - Hot Shot Momma 45.16 MB €1.20
Willa Mae Buckner - Peter Rumpkin (traditional) 13.45 MB €1.20
Willa Mae Buckner - Yo-Yo 20.01 MB €1.20
Macavine Hayes - Lets Talk It Over 29.51 MB €1.20
Macavine Hayes - I Got a Woman 33.11 MB €1.20
Railroadin and Gamblin (traditional) 27.21 MB €1.20
Guitar Gabriel - Do You Know What It Means to Have a Friend 28.70 MB €1.20
Freight Train Boogie 10.63 MB €1.20
Kingfish Story 75.87 MB €1.20
Dog and Cat Fight 12.09 MB €1.20
A Living Past 15.82 MB €1.20
FULL ALBUM (All tracks) (All Tracks) €15.00

A Living Past is a mix of remastered by Mark Levinson, contemporary field recordings of Piedmont blues, country ditties, and spoken word -- or, as producer Timothy Duffy puts it in the liner notes, "songs from a front porch or nursing home that will never happen again."Of particular note are the tracks that kicked off Guitar Gabriel's second comeback (his first was in 1970) and the only modern-era recordings by singer/guitarist Preston Fulp.Like the prewar field recordings done by Alan Lomax, this collection gives equal attention to traditions both popular ("Careless Love," "I Got a Woman") and obscure (Captain Luke's weirdly compelling "Kingfish Story"). Before you go diving into the Roots n' Blues reissues on Columbia, you might want to give this one a try, especially since some of these performers are still going strong.

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