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Sleepy John Estes, Blues at home 11

Mbirafon CD111

℗ 2013 Giambattista Marcucci

EAN 8033481381247

Release date: October 15, 2013

Digital Album Price: EUR 5

 

 

“Sleepy” John Estes was one of the most significant blues singers among those rediscovered in the ’60s. This album features an extensive collection of informal recordings Estes made at his home in Brownsville, Tennessee, in December 1972, both alone and with Hammie Nixon on harmonica and kazoo accompaniment. All tracks were digitally remastered from the original tapes in 2013. Editorial assistance by Corey Wetherington, Penn State University.

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. WHY WOMEN DON’T WORRY (2:33)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica, kazoo

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

2. EASING BACK TO TENNESSEE (TAKE 3)

(3:01)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

3. CLEAN UP AT HOME (TAKE 1) (1:06)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

4. PRESIDENT KENNEDY (TAKE 1) (2:56)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

5.  PRESIDENT KENNEDY (TAKE 2) (3:16)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

6. WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR EYESIGHT (2:46)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

7. TEARING LITTLE DADDY (TAKE 2) (2:02)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

8. T-MODEL FORD (3:39)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

9. I’M TWISTING (TAKE 3) (1:42)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

10. BROKE AND HUNGRY (3:04)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

11. LITTLE LAURA WAS A DREAMER (2:03)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

12. I CAN’T AFFORD TO DO IT (TAKE 3) (2:29)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica, kazoo

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

13. I’LL BE GLAD WHEN YOU’RE DEAD

(TAKE 5) (2:04)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica, kazoo

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

14. WHO’S BEEN TELLING YOU (TAKE 3) (3:54)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

15. DIVING DUCK BLUES (4:42)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

16. UNTITLED BLUES (FRAGMENT) (0:51)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 23, 1972

17. BROWNSVILLE BLUES (5:08)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

18. KANSAS CITY BLUES (1:37)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica, kazoo

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

19. NEED MORE BLUES (1:45)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

20. CORRINA, CORRINA (TAKE 2) (1:44)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica, kazoo

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

21. CORRINA, CORRINA (TAKE 3) (2:42)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica, kazoo

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 23, 1972

22. MAILMAN BLUES (TAKE 1) (4:41)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

23. SOMEDAY BABY BLUES (2:26)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

24. GOING TO BROWNSVILLE (3:38)

Sleepy John Estes, vocal and guitar

Hammie Nixon, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 23, 1972

 

TOTAL PLAYING TIME 66:50

 

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