Lonesome Sundown I'm a Mojo Man

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CD Details

  • Released: September 3, 2002
  • Label: Ace Records UK

Tracks:

  • 1.Gonna Stick to You Baby
  • 2.I'm a Mojo Man
  • 3.I Stood By
  • 4.Don't Go
  • 5.Lonely Lonely Me
  • 6.You Know I Love You
  • 7.Learn to Treat Me Better
  • 8.Lonesome Lonely Blues
  • 9.I'm Glad She's Mine
  • 10.Sundown Blues
  • 11.My Home Ain't Here
  • 12.What You Wanna Do It For
  • 13.I Woke Up Cryin' (Oh What a Dream)
  • 14.When I Had I Didn't Need (Now I Need, Don't Have a Dime)
  • 15.I'm a Samplin' Man
  • 16.Hoo Doo Woman Blues
  • 17.I'm a Young Man
  • 18.It's Easy When You Know How
  • 19.I Got a Broken Heart
  • 20.Don't Say a Word
  • 21.Lost Without Love
  • 22.Leave My Money Alone
  • 23.My Home Is a Prison
  • 24.Lonesome Whistler

Product Description:

Lonesome Sundown (his real name was Cornelius Green) had a little bit more Delta and Chicago blues in him than most of his Louisiana labelmates who recorded for producer J.D. Miller. Not that Sundown's sound isn't solidly in the so-called swamp blues tradition, but where Slim Harpo, Silas Hogan, and the other Excello artists worked from a laconic, Jimmy Reed-like shuffle, Sundown quickened the pace (at least for an Excello act) to a nastier level, and with Miller's reverb-laden production, ended up sounding a little bit like Jimmy Reed on speed, particularly on tracks like "Don't Go." Not that Lonesome Sundown couldn't do the patented Louisiana blues shuffle when he chose to, as his signature tune, "I'm a Mojo Man," shows, or even improve on the pattern, as with the loose-limbed and brilliant "I'm a Samplin' Man," but he seemed most at home doing more standard blues fare like the modern-sounding "My Home Is a Prison." This collection from Ace Records essentially reproduces the same set that is available from Excello Records, only with a different running order. Although Sundown made a comeback of sorts with a mid-'70s album from Alligator Records, these Excello sides are the ones you need. ~ Steve Leggett

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  • Sales Rank: 123,206
  • UPC: 029667155625
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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