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Mississippi Fred McDowell

Mississippi Fred McDowell
Born: Jan 12, 1904 in Rossville, TN
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Died: Jul 3, 1972 in Memphis, TN
Genre: Blues
Biography: When Mississippi Fred McDowell proclaimed on one of his last albums, "I do not play no rock & roll," it was less a boast by an aging musician swept aside by the big beat than a mere statement of fact. As a stylist and purveyor of the original Delta blues, he was superb, equal parts Charley Patton and ...Read full biography
The Alan Lomax Recordings
Released: 2011
Label: Mississippi Records
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Of the many important recordings Alan Lomax made in his trips through the American South in 1959, perhaps none of the artists he documented were as destined to make as much of an impact on the world of ...Read full review
Live at the Mayfair Hotel
Released: 1995
Label: Onyx Classics
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Running 64 minutes, this compact disc gives us the complete contents of two British Red Lightnin' LPs, and McDowell's complete 1969 show from London's Mayfair Hotel. He is completely in his element here, ...Read full review
More Mississippi Fred McDowell albums: Main Albums (25), Compilations (32), Singles & EPs (1)
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