Saturday, September 19, 2009

Babe Stovall, The Old Ace

Babe Stovall- The Old Ace: Mississippi Blues & Religious Songs

Album Review:
"The late Babe Stovall, who died in 1974, was one of music's colorful characters, an excellent and adaptable blues guitarist who could move from Delta blues to folk to gospel. With some stunning picking, he was a New Orleans fixture. Indeed, he was the Mr. Bojangles of the Jerry Jeff Walker song. This album, recorded live in the Crescent City in 1968, gives a good indication of his talents. He could be wonderfully soulful, as on "Big Road Blues," but also quite playful, as his ragtime version of "Candy Man" proves. As the booklet reveals, he was obviously a showman -- playing guitar behind his head, for example. But he also offered plenty of more sacred material, like "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" and "The Ship Is at the Landing." This is a great historical document, made even more valuable by the inclusion of interviews with Stovall, who reminisces about the past, his family, and his career."

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bruce said...

I first want to express my gratitude for all your hard work, turning me on to all kinds of great records.

Unfortunately, though, with this Babe Stovall one-- well, the decompression of the zip file is failing. I've tried several times, all unsuccessful.

Is it possible that the problem was with the upload? Again, thanks for your work.


Hard Luck Child said...

Hello, Bruce. Thank you very much for your kind words! I'm glad that we love and appreciate the same music.

Unfortunately, the problem with the Stovall file might be the disc itself. When I uploaded the music to my iPOD, I experienced problems. For instance, track 2 would start in the middle of track 1.

I think the problem is with the Stovall disc and not the upload.

I apologize for this.

I will see what I can do with Stovall, and will upload a different artist shortly.

Who would you like to hear?