Label: Zweitausendeins - none,L+R Records - none • Series: Living Country Blues USA - Vol. 1 to Vol. 10 • Format: 10x, Vinyl LP, Album Box Set • Country: Germany • Genre: Blues •
What is so remarkable about the duo is their intensive commitment to the black Blues and Gospel tradition — without diminishing the quality or spontaneity of their performances. By hearing John Cerpas with his guitar one quickly gets impressed by the power of his playing. When recording this album Phil Wiggins was 26 years old and despite his young age he already could be rated as one of the top Blues harp players. The material was collected by German Blues experts Siegfried A. Travelling Feeling lonesome, being down and out, nowhere to go, walking the highway up and down, riding the Greyhound bus, catching a freight train — all central themes in Blues, and the men you can All Day, Every Day - Connoisseur - Over The Edge on this record have lived the Blues Guitar & Harmonica Rag - Various - The Introduction To Living Country Blues USA this was reality to them.
These artists tell the truth — the truth about being a black man in Mississippi, across the United States. The artists you can hear on this record all came from the same region of Mississippi. Their communities were centered around 61 Highway and lay only a couple of miles apart. Many Blues have been made about 61 Highway. Linking rural Louisiana and Mississsippi with northern industrial areas, thousands of blacks have travelled this road in hopes of a better life and future.
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