Montag, 30. Mai 2016

Mance Lipscomb - Trouble In Mind

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, yet unboastful man, Lipscomb would point out that he was an educated musician, his ability to play everything from classic blues, ballads, pop songs to spirituals in a multitude of styles and keys being his particular mark of originality.

He appeared at numerous blues and folk festivals throughout the '60s, released several albums on Arhoolie and even one for a major label, Reprise, in 1970. Four years later, Lipscomb retired from the festival circuit and passed away on January 30, 1976 in his hometown of Navasota, TX. He was 81.

With a wide-ranging repertoire of over 90 songs, Lipscomb may have gotten a belated start in recording, but left a remarkable legacy to be enjoyed.        


Corrina, Corrina
Rock Me Mama
Mama Don't Allow
Get Away Blues
Shine On Harvest Moon
Good As I Am To You
Baby Please Don't Go
Get Away Blues
Trouble In Mind
Going Down Slow
Night Time Is the Right Time
Long Way To Tipperary
So Different Blues
Ella Speed
See You Mama Every Night
Late Hours Blues
Nobody Cares For Me
Shorty George Cut Down

These recordings wer done in 1964 at Mance Lipscomb's home in Navasota, TX.

Mance Lipscomb - Trouble In Mind
(192 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

Many thanks for highlighting the music of one of my two favorite songsters. I could have a collection consisting solely of his and Mississippi John Hurt's music and need nothing more.

zero hat gesagt…

I can understand your choice. Thanks for your feedback!

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