Legendary Mississippi Delta bluesman Tommy Johnson is finally getting a headstone on his grave
, more than a half century after his death. Recommended celebratory listening, then, is this 9-song YouTube playlist
, which starts out with "Cool Drink of Water Blues" (a shining example of Johnson's quavering falsetto - "looooooord, lordy looooord") and continuing with pre-war blues classics like his "Big Road Blues", "Big Fat Mama Blues", "Canned Heat Blues" and more.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Oct 25, 2012 -