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Mance Lipscomb

Mance Lipscomb
Born: Apr 9, 1895 in Navasota, TX
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Died: Jan 30, 1976 in Navasota, TX
Genre: Blues
Biography: Like Leadbelly and Mississippi John Hurt, the designation as strictly a blues singer dwarfs the musical breadth of Mance Lipscomb. Born on April 9, 1895 in Navasota, TX, Lipscomb was a sharecropper/tenant farmer all his life who didn't record until 1960, "songster" fits what Lipscomb did best. A proud, ...Read full biography
Texas Songster, Vol. 2: You Got to Reap What You Sow
Released: 1964
Label: Arhoolie
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The material on this album was re-released on compact disc in the '90s, with outtakes and whatnot bumping the song catch up to 20 songs. This original vinyl pressing features a baker's dozen tracks, all ...Read full review
Texas Songster, Vol.2: You Got To Reap What You Sow [Bonus Tracks]
Released: 1964
Label: Arhoolie Productions
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Mance Lipscomb was a great songster, someone who knew hundreds of songs and could deliver any and all of them in different but effective ways. He sang blues, spirituals, old folk numbers, and his own tunes. ...Read full review
More Mance Lipscomb albums: Main Albums (11), Compilations (13), DVD/Video (3)