<

>

 

Jack Owens, Blues at home 8

Mbirafon CD108

℗ 2013 Giambattista Marcucci

EAN 8033481381193

Release date: October 15, 2013

Digital Album Price: EUR 5

 

 

Although recognized as one of the greatest of bluesmen (along with his fellow-countryman Skip James), very little of Jack Owens' music was ever recorded and released. This album features a range of songs performed, in various versions, by Owens, all informally recorded at his home in Bentonia, Mississippi, between 1978 and 1982. All tracks were digitally remastered from the original tapes in 2013. Editorial assistance by Corey Wetherington, Penn State University.

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. HARD TIMES (TAKE 1) (2:47)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 13, 1978

2. HARD TIMES (TAKE 2) (2:48)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

3. HARD TIMES (TAKE 4) (3:25)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, June 12, 1982

4. CATFISH BLUES (TAKE 1) (2:58)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 13, 1978

5. CATFISH BLUES (TAKE 2) (3:28)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, May 2, 1980

6. CHERRY BALL (TAKE 1) (3:00)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 13, 1978

7. CHERRY BALL (TAKE 2) (3:48)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

8. CHERRY BALL (TAKE 3) (3:50)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, May 2, 1980

9. CHERRY BALL (TAKE 4) (6:32)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, May 2, 1980

10. DON’T SELL MY MONKEY (TAKE 1) (2:21)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

11. DON’T SELL MY MONKEY (TAKE 2) (3:21)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

12. THE DEVIL (TAKE 1) (4:43)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 13, 1978

13. THE DEVIL (TAKE 2) (3:56)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

14. THE DEVIL (TAKE 3) (3:49)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, May 2, 1980

15. THE DEVIL (TAKE 4) (3:36)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, June 12, 1982

16. KEEP ON GRUMBLING (TAKE 1) (4:33)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

17. CAN’T SEE, BABY (3:39)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

18. KEEP ON GRUMBLING (TAKE 2) (3:46)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

19. KEEP ON GRUMBLING (TAKE 3) (3:20)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, May 2, 1980

20. GIVE ME YOUR MONEY, BABY (TAKE 2)

(2:01)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, August 16, 1978

21. GIVE ME YOUR MONEY, BABY (TAKE 3)

(3:07)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, May 2, 1980

22. AIN’T NO LOVING, AIN’T NO GETTING

ALONG (TAKE 4) (1:53)

Jack Owens, vocal and guitar

Bentonia, Mississippi, May 2, 1980

 

TOTAL PLAYING TIME 77:38

 

volume_up volume_mute

Jack Owens - Hard Times (Take 1)

 

info@mbirafon.com

© 1972-2022 Giambattista Marcucci