1/4 Inch - 15 IPS Tape
Analogue Productions Ultra Tape reel-to-reel reissues!
15 ips, ¼-inch 2-track (½ track) analog tape copy
Transferred directly from the original analog master session tape
Tape transferred using ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads
Custom slipcase cover - highest quality tape reissue!
From Acoustic Sounds, Inc., the world leader in audiophile music sales, the Analogue Productions Ultra Tape Reel-To-Reel Reissue Series continues!
This title was recorded at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas — our in-house recording studio here at Acoustic Sounds, for our APO (Analogue Productions Originals) label. Each Ultra Tape is a 15 ips, ¼-inch analog tape transferred directly from the original master session tape, no mastering. Transferred real-time, using an ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads, by Matthew Luthans at Blue Heaven Studios. Custom slipcase cover.
Author Alex Haley stated that to be raised right in Mississippi meant to sit at the feet of your elders after Sunday dinner and hear stories about the ancestral past. There are precious few elder musicians who were present at the birth of the blues in the Mississippi Delta in the 1930s. Sit and hear David Honeyboy Edwards. Edwards was 84 when this masterpiece was recorded.
If you're thinking the music recorded by this octogenarian might sound like the rehashed stories of the elderly, guess again. There's nothing stale or feeble about the blues Honeyboy plays. Whether he played jukes in the 1930s, Maxwell Street in the 1940s, Houston and Memphis in the 1950s, or elsewhere around the globe, Honeyboy throughout his life continued to play the same original, first generation country blues he always played. The only difference is here, he shakes 'em on down using today's cutting edge, DVD recording technology. Whether you listen or view Edwards, APO captured exactly what should happen when traditional meets contemporary. Those who know Honeyboy and the musical paths he has traveled would expect nothing less.
"A succession of grizzled old blues men have passed through the Blue Heaven Studio doors and all without exception have proved worthy of audiophile treatment be it on SACD or 180g LP. Edwards, a magical and quite vigorous guitarist, is another of those who has the Mississippi Delta running through their octogenarian veins...sends out an unmistakably authentic message to all those younger pretenders like the Eric Bibbs and Keb Mos who can't really hope to match these earthy and tightly grained life experiences which inform his every chord."
Recording = 9.5/10 Music = 9.5/10
- Reuben Parry, Hi-Fi+, Issue 31, page 135
|Reel 1||1. High Water Everywhere||2. Drop Down Mama||3. Monkey Face Woman||4. Shake 'Em On Down||5. Louise Louise Blues||6. Pony Blues||7. Standing On The Corner||8. West Memphis Blues||Reel 2||1. Bald Headed Woman||2. Bullfrog Blues||3. Gambling Man||4. Take Me In Your Arms||5. Interview||6. Lord I Got To Go|