Friday, April 26, 2013

Mississippi Fred McDowell - My Home is in the Delta

Subtitled "Blues and Spirituals by Fred and Annie Mae McDowell", you know what you're getting here. McDowell's simple, but powerful, slide playing and haunting voice gives his blues an unique flavor and his spiritual duets with his wife are quite passionate.

There are so many McDowell reissues out these days that there are bound to be some overlap and some of the gospel numbers also appear on the phenomenal Amazing Grace CD that includes Annie Mae and other members of their church. But, these are always terrific to hear and are some of the highlights of this release - "Get Right, Church", "Amazing Grace", "Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed" and plenty more.

I have ranted'n'raved many times about this man and his work, so you know I'm gonna recommend this and damn near whatever else you can find by him, but this is especially good!