CeDell Davis Highway 61
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- Released: April 28, 2003
- Label: Wolf Records
- 1.You Got to Move
- 2.Red Dressed Baby
- 3.Highway 61
- 4.Boogie All Night Long
- 5.Gamblin' Blues
- 6.Down Home Blues
- 7.Baby Please Don't Go
- 8.Poor Boy Blues
- 9.Catfish Blues
- 10.Dog Chasing the Fox
- 11.It's All Right
- 12.Blues For Big Town
- 13.When I Woke up This Morning
- 14.Chicken and a Hawk
- 15.Sugar Mama
- 16.Got to Move Down the Road
- 17.Room 701
- 18.74 Is a Freight Train
- 19.Hard Luck Blues
Personnel: CeDell Davis, Herman Alexander (vocals, guitar, harmonica).
Recorded between October & November 1990. Includes liner notes by Barry Lee Pearson.
Personnel: CeDell Davis (vocals, guitar, harmonica).
Liner Note Authors: Barry Lee Pearson; Klaus Kilian; Hannes Folterbauer.
Recording information: 439 Beale Street, Memphis, TN (10/12/1990/11/02/1990); Pine Bluff, AR (10/12/1990/11/02/1990).
Photographer: Hannes Folterbauer.
This Wolf release features field recordings made in 1990 showcasing the unique styles of bluesmen Herman Alexander and CeDell Davis. Even though he was musically active in the '50s and '60s, CeDell Davis gained national exposure in the mid-'90s through his amazing recordings on Fat Possum Records. His left-handed bottleneck style was developed after his right hand became crippled at a young age. Herman Alexander is a street singer in Memphis. His guitar and harp playing were modeled after Mississippi Fred McDowell. While he has often been heard on Beale Street, he was rarely recorded. Both of these bluesmen play highly compelling, gritty music. ~ Al Campbell
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