Homesick James Williamson Goin' Back in the Times
- Released: May 16, 1994
- Label: Earwig
JazzTimes - 11/94, p.105"...Homesick's vocals are plaintive but intelligible and his guitar approach is an eclectic combination of Mississippi, Texas and other influences....conjuring images of hard times and hard living..."
Option - 11-12/94, p.120"...Hearing this is as riveting as discovering Robert Johnson recordings for the first time: it's like finding the roots of every blues guitarist twisted together in a single source..."
Living Blues - 9-10/94, pp.66-67"...one of the most delightfully contradictory characters in blues....deliciously spontaneous...unvarnished authenticity....The material is superb. Homesick's covers...are both heartfelt and personalized, and his own creations range from solid to brilliant..."
Sing Out! - 11-12/94-1/95, p.132"...On this recording, playing solo or with spare accompaniment from Honeyboy Edwards, he demonstrates a varied individuality that is light years away from the homogeneous sound of the vast majority of younger blues men..."
- 1.Livin' Like a Bear
- 2.Bad Situation
- 3.Kissing in the Dark
- 4.Better Know What You Runnin' From
- 5.Goin' Back in the Times
- 6.Rocky Mountain
- 7.They Call Me Hot Foot Homesick
- 8.What Done Got Into That Woman
- 9.Crossroads Years Ago (Honeyboy Is a Friend of Mine)
- 10.Bitin' Me and Shakin' Me All up and Down
- 11..38 Pistol
- 12.(Untitled) - (hidden track)
Personnel includes: Homesick James Williamson (vocals, guitar), Honeyboy Edwards (guitar).
A credible, reflective return to the slide guitar veteran's country blues days. ~ Bill Dahl
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