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C.W. Stoneking - King Hokum

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Format: LP, Album, RE

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    Australia  
Genre:       Blues
Style:         Delta Blues

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White men singing the blues is no new thing, but Stoneking delves deeper than most, singing in a whiskery growl-cum-yodel that's equal parts Satchmo and Skip James, and adding to his nimble guitar vamps some of the most authentic New Orleans minstrel-band horns you'll hear this side of George Lewis's Eureka Brass Band, a louche syncopation that brings vivid atmosphere to the title-track of this debut album. Elsewhere, "Talkin' Lion Blues" is a drolly punning tall story about an encounter with a conversational cat, while "Brave Son of America" offers a calypso tribute to General MacArthur in the style of Van Dyke Parks's Discover America. (The Independent)



A1. Way Out In The World 3:17
A2. Don't Go Dancin Down The Darktown Strutter's Ball 3:38
A3. She's A Bread Baker 3:17
A4. Dodo Blues 3:50
A5. On A Christmas Day 2:46
A6. Charley Bostocks Blues 3:34
B1. Goin The Country 3:04
B2. Bad Luck Everywhere You Go 4:21
B3. Rich Man's Blues 3:00
B4. You Took My Thing And Put It In Your Place 2:50
B5. Handyman Blues 3:25

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