Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Man From Navasota

Mance Lipscomb- Texas Sharecropper & Songster

Album Review:
"Arhoolie's Texas Sharecropper & Songster is a recording made in 1960, during the blues revival. Prior to the blues revival, Mance Lipscomb was an unknown, and his discovery was one of the positive byproducts of the revival. He was a great country-blues man, and this is perhaps his greatest effort, capturing him running through a number of traditional songs. Most of the songs are augmented by his jackknife slide guitar, and all feature his raw, haunted vocals, which make these classic songs sound timeless."

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bertmiller said...

Be sure and visit the museum at Blues Alley in downtown Navasota! Lots of things to see about Navasota-Blues-Mance-More

Bert Miller

Hard Luck Child said...

Thank you very much for the information, Bert. Is there anything you've published or written about Mance that you'd like me to put on the site?

I got a hold of "I Say Me For A Parable" and it's amazing. It's required reading for anyone interested in American history and not just Blues.