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James "Son" Thomas & Others, Blues at home 10

Mbirafon CD110

℗ 2013 Giambattista Marcucci

EAN 8033481381230

Release date: October 15, 2013

Digital Album Price: EUR 5

 

 

Famed blues guitar player from Leland, Mississippi, James “Son” Thomas cut several records in the U.S. and abroad, quickly gaining an international reputation. The material presented here, however, has a flavor that differs from other releases, probably owing to the informality and authenticity of the settings in which it was recorded. The album also features some blues by Thomas’ uncle, Joe Cooper, along with fellow-countryman Eddie Cusic. All tracks were recorded in Leland and Greenville at the performers’ homes between 1976 and 1982, and were digitally remastered from the original tapes in 2013. Editorial assistance by Corey Wetherington, Penn State University.

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. MAMA DON’T ALLOW (1:11)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

2. LITTLE RED CAR (TAKE 1) (3:45)

Eddie Cusic, vocal and guitar

James “Son” Thomas, guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 6, 1976

3. STOP ARGUING OVER ME (2:44)

Eddie Cusic, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 6, 1976

4. 61 HIGHWAY BLUES (3:47)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Joe Cooper, guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 6, 1976

5. BOOGIE CHILDREN (TAKE 1) (2:57)

Joe Cooper, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 6, 1976

6. THREE DAYS I CRIED (1:36)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Joe Cooper, bass guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 6, 1976

7. I LOVE YOU BABY (2:12)

Joe Cooper, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 6, 1976

8.  CATFISH BLUES (TAKE 1) (3:02)

Edie Cusic, vocal and guitar

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 6, 1976

9. CATFISH BLUES (TAKE 2) (4:11)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

10. STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (3:03)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 21, 1978

11. CAIRO BLUES (2:48)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

12. BOTTLE IT UP AND GO (1:56)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

13. BUMBLE BEE BLUES (TAKE 1) (1:18)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

14. FORTY-FOUR BLUES (2:07)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

15. BOOGIE TILL THE BREAK OF DAY (1:32)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

16. BEEFSTEAK BLUES (2:32)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

17. BIG FAT MAMA (TAKE 2) (4:34)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

18. BULL COW BLUES (4:53)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

19. STOP AND LISTEN (2:30)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Greenville, Mississippi, August 8, 1976

20. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL (2:56)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 21, 1978

21. EUROPEAN COUNTRY BLUES (3:45)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 21, 1978

22. I WANNA BOOGIE (2:27)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 21, 1978

23. SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN (2:10)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 21, 1978

24. FOUR WOMEN BLUES (2:03)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, August 21, 1978

25. BABY PLEASE DON’T GO (2:01)

James “Son” Thomas, vocal and guitar

Leland, Mississippi, June 16, 1982

 

TOTAL PLAYING TIME 69:01

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James Son Thomas - Mama Don't Allow

 

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