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April 29, 2013 6:53 AM   Subscribe

Let yourself be carried along, floating nice and easy down that slow, lazy river of American collective unconscious, when you hear Jack Owens singing Jack Ain't Had No Water.
posted by flapjax at midnite (10 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Jack Owens gives up his Bentonia roots (Skip James is its most famous example) with that classic cadence at the very end of this song.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:56 AM on April 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


More *overtly* Bentonian, one could say, and much closer to Skip James is Mr. Cornelius Bright. Check his two tunes available at YouTube:

Devil Got My Woman
My Baby's Gone

But I've found very little info on Cornelius. If anyone happens to know of any links, or can dig anything up, by all means share it here, pretty please.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:04 AM on April 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Excellent stuff, flapper. Perfect for this here rainy morning.
posted by item at 7:50 AM on April 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm really digging this Bentonia thing. I wasn't too familiar with it, but good god damn.
posted by item at 8:02 AM on April 29, 2013


I'm really digging this Bentonia thing. I wasn't too familiar with it, but good god damn .

So delighted that I could point you toward it, item. Skip James sits at the apex of the genre, in my opinion, and I'm not alone in thinking so, but his greatness has perhaps overshadowed several other Bentonia style bluesmen who definitely deserve our attention. Thanks for adding those links to the thread.

Still hoping for a little more info on Cornelius Bright, though!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:21 AM on April 29, 2013


That is some precision foot stomping right there. Love it.
posted by swift at 8:22 AM on April 29, 2013


That is some precision foot stomping right there.

Truth. The groove is so, so in the pocket, and so solid and so mellow, that there ain't NO denying it. It cannot be denied. You just want it to go on forever.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:27 AM on April 29, 2013


It brings to mind Future Days-era Can (which sometimes almost does go on forever and yet is also still not long enough) - not the songs so much as the feeling the music invokes.
posted by item at 8:36 AM on April 29, 2013


Lovely. I'm trying to resist spending the rest of the night clicking on related videos.
posted by Harald74 at 12:20 PM on April 29, 2013


Where can I get an RSS feed of just flapjax's music posts?
posted by OHSnap at 3:32 PM on April 29, 2013


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