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Junior Kimbrough - First Recordings


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ABLM 578
UPC: 854255005781
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Reissue of the classic Junior Kimbrough First Recordings release

First time on 12-inch vinyl with two additional takes from the original sessions!

Guitarist and singer Junior Kimbrough was one of the deepest of the deep bluesmen, like his colleague R.L. Burnside, he came from the hill country of Mississippi. Stark music with deep primal rhythms and drones, his music is very powerful and hypnotic. Kimbrough ran a juke joint that was the focal point of the local blues scene and was prominently featured in Robert Palmer's documentary Deep Blues and in the founding of the influential Fat Possum record label.

This 12-inch LP features the earliest tracks he recorded for the label. Some of the standard Kimbrough tunes that he would play for the rest of his career are here like the very potent "Done Got Old" which is an unflinching look at age over a primal beat and slashing guitar. "Meet Me In the City" is emotional and stark in nature, but at the same time quite beautiful. Plus, this release has two additional takes from the original sessions — Meet Me In The City (Alternate Take) and Feels So Bad (Alternate Take).

This makes for a fine introduction to Kimbrough's unique blend of blues and the music that made the hill country of Mississippi so unique in American music.

Side A
1. Lonesome In My Home
2. Feels So Good #1
3. Meet Me In The City
4. Feels So Bad

Side B
1. Done Got Old
2. Meet Me In The City (Alternate Take)
3. Feels So Good #2
4. Feels So Bad (Alternate Take)

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