Othar Turner
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Othar Turner
Vol. 7 of the George Mitchell collection
Fat Possum
33 1/3 rpm 7" EP

Two very nice solo acoustic guitar blues tunes from beloved fife-and-drum master Otha Turner, recorded by George Mitchell in Como, Mississippi, on August 24, 1967. You get two previously unreleased songs, his classic "Black Woman" paired with his take on the traditional "Bumble Bee" theme. Mr. Turner is one of the most expressive singers I've heard and it is a real treat to hear him in what is an atypical setting for him. Hear Black Woman.

Note that we have an extensive article on Otha Turner and Mississippi fife-and-drum music posted on the 50 Miles of Elbow Room articles page.