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Cary Tate & Alonzo Burks, Blues at home 5

Mbirafon CD105

℗ 2013 Giambattista Marcucci

EAN 8033481381124

Release date: October 15, 2013

Digital Album Price: EUR 5

 

 

This album features two virtually unknown bluesmen, one discovered in Humboldt, Tennessee, in 1976, and the other in Flora, Mississippi, in 1978. Cary Tate, who died suddenly in 1977, gives us a glimpse into traditional southwestern Tennessee blues, while Alonzo Burks provides renditions of several Mississippi country blues standards (along with a spiritual). All tracks were digitally remastered from the original tapes in 2013. Editorial assistance by Corey Wetherington, Penn State University.

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. BUMBLE BEE BLUES (2:11)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

2. THE HONYDRIPPER (2:11)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

3. UNTITLED BLUES (2:21)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, August 12, 1976

4. EARLY ONE MORNING, ABOUT

THE DAWN OF DAY (2:04)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

5. CATFISH BLUES (TAKE 1) (2:29)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

6. CATFISH BLUES (TAKE 2) (2:30)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

7. CATFISH BLUES (TAKE 3) (4:42)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, August 12, 1976

8. COAL BLACK MARE (2:36)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

9. BLUES ALL IN MY BREAD (2:00)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

10. WHAT'S THAT SMELLS LIKE GRAVY 

(TAKE 1) (1:39)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

11. WHAT'S THAT SMELLS LIKE GRAVY 

(TAKE 2) (1:29)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, August 12, 1976

12. HOW MANY MORE YEARS (2:27)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, August 12, 1976

13. BLUEBIRD BLUES (2:52)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, August 12, 1976

14. GOING DOWN BROWNSVILLE (4:50)

Cary Tate, vocal and guitar

Humboldt, Tennessee, August 12, 1976

15. CARY TATE DISCUSSES THE MEANING 

OF THE BLUES (0:41)

Cary Tate, spoken

Hammie Nixon, spoken

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

16. CARY TATE DISCUSSES REPERTOIRE 

AND GUITAR STYLE (0:50)

Cary Tate, spoken

Hammie Nixon, spoken

Humboldt, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

17. CATFISH BLUES (2:16)

Alonzo Burks, vocal and guitar

Flora, Mississippi, August 17, 1978

18. TRAIN I RIDE (2:37)

Alonzo Burks, vocal and guitar

Flora, Mississippi, August 17, 1978

19. WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN (2:12)

Alonzo Burks, vocal and guitar

Flora, Mississippi, August 17, 1978

20. BACK DOOR FRIEND (2:32)

Alonzo Burks, vocal and guitar

Flora, Mississippi, August 17, 1978

21. LOUISIANA BLUES (2:18)

Alonzo Burks, vocal and guitar

Flora, Mississippi, August 17, 1978

22. SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING (2:19)

Alonzo Burks, vocal and guitar

 

TOTAL PLAYING TIME 52:59

 

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