Mississippi Fred McDowell
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Mississippi Fred McDowell
The Alan Lomax Recordings
Mississippi
LP
$13

“The first ever recordings of Fred McDowell!  Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959. The first vinyl release dedicated entirely to this phenomenal recording session. 12 songs that highlight the depth of his repertoire - from droning & hypnotic versions of songs that later became blues standards such as ‘Shake Em On Down’ & ‘Good Morning Little Schoolgirl’ to his deeply felt renditions of spirituals like ‘Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning’. Accompanied at times by some amazing hair comb playing & beautiful backup vocals. Comes in an old school ‘tip on’ sleeve with liner notes by Nathan Salsburg. A co-release with our friends Domino Sound. The stuff of dreams.” – Mississippi. Hear Shake 'em on Down, with Miles Pratcher on second guitar & Fannie Davis on comb.

See also this very fine PBS documentary on McDowell.

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Mississippi Fred McDowell
The Alan Lomax Recordings
Mississippi
cassette
$6
Cassette issue of Mississippi Records' collection of Mississippi Fred McDowell's unimpeachable first recordings, made by Alan Lomax. Hear Shake 'em on Down, with Miles Pratcher on second guitar & Fannie Davis on comb.
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Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Mama Says I'm Crazy
Fat Possum
LP
$14

Wild guitar/harmonica throwdown recorded by George Mitchell in Senatobia, MS, a town with a tradition of delivering good times such as these, on August 26, 1967. Can’t be beat. 180 gram pressing. Hear Shake 'em on Down.