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- Released: April 25, 1994
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Obc
Sing Out! - 11-12/94-1/95, p.132
"...His late '50s Folkways debut album astounded blues fans with its combination of rolling Caribbean rhythms and fiery, flamenco-flavored runs. None of his later acoustic albums matched the power of that record's best moments, but this 1961 session comes awfully close and is more consistent overall..."
- 1.Mama Don't You Tear My Clothes
- 2.Mailman Passed
- 3.I'm A Country Boy
- 4.I Got A Woman
- 6.Brown Skinned Woman
- 7.Don't You Lie To Me
- 8.That's All Right
- 9.Well I Had My Fun (Goin' Down Slow)
- 10.Bottle Up And Go
- 11.The Walkin' Blues
- 12.One More Drink
- 13.Fly Right Baby
Recorded in 1961.
Personnel: Snooks Eaglin (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar); Percy Randolph (vocals, harmonica).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Liner Note Author: Harry Oster.
Recording information: New Orleans, LA (1961).
Photographer: Harry Oster.
Recorded during the time in which Eaglin was doubling as a blues/folk singer and a commercial R&B artist (for Imperial). He addresses the acoustic folk and blues side of his repertoire, performing everything solo on six and 12-string guitars. Time will probably judge these not to be as interesting as his full-band New Orleans R&B recordings. But this is warm, good-natured acoustic blues, with interpretations of traditional tunes, early blues by Robert Johnson, and then-recent R&B hits by Ray Charles, Arthur Crudup, and Amos Milburn. ~ Richie Unterberger