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Hammie Nixon, Blues at home 12

Mbirafon CD112

℗ 2013 Giambattista Marcucci

EAN 8033481381261

Release date: October 15, 2013

Digital Album Price: EUR 5

 

 

A longtime musical partner of Sleepy John Estes, and recognized as one of the founders of the blues harmonica style, Hammie Nixon is featured on this volume on harmonica, guitar, and kazoo. The album is a tribute to Nixon, an often underrated artist whose released recordings were mostly made in studio and festival settings which failed to capture the natural ease of his talents. The material was recorded between 1972 and 1976 during informal sessions held at Hammie Nixon and Sleepy John Estes’ homes in Brownsville, with the exception of three tracks which were cut in Memphis at Furry Lewis and Memphis Piano Red’s homes. All tracks were digitally remastered from the original tapes in 2013. Editorial assistance by Corey Wetherington, Penn State University.

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. YOU'RE SO FINE (2:17)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

2. YELLOW YAM BLUES (TAKE 1) (3:31)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

3. YELLOW YAM BLUES (TAKE 4) (2:47)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

4. UNTITLED INSTRUMENTAL (2:32)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and kazoo

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Unknown, harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

5. THAT’S ALL RIGHT (2:50)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

6. MY BABE (TAKE 1) (3:17)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

7. SO LONG BLUES (4:00)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

8. SUGAR MAMA BLUES (1:27)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

9. SHE KEEPS ME WORRIED AND BOTHERED

ALL THE TIME (3:04)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 20, 1972

10. HOLY SPIRIT, DON’T YOU LEAVE ME (1:59)

Hammie Nixon, vocal

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Charles, Lucy, and Mary Estes, vocal

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 23, 1972

11. SWEET OLD KOKOMO (TAKE 1) (1:59)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

12. SWEET OLD KOKOMO (TAKE 3) (3:02)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

13. WORRIED LIFE BLUES (2:18)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and kazoo

Memphis Piano Red, vocal and piano

Memphis, Tennessee, December 22, 1972

14. MEET ME IN THE BOTTOM (1:53)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and guitar

Sleepy John Estes, guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, July 27, 1976

15. SOMEBODY DONE CHANGED THAT

LITTLE LOCK ON MY DOOR (TAKE 3) (1:53)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, December 31, 1972

16. SOMEBODY DONE CHANGED

THAT LITTLE LOCK ON MY DOOR (TAKE 4)

(2:46)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

17. SO GLAD I’M LIVING (TAKE 1) (1:49)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, July 22, 1976

18. TROUBLE, TROUBLE BLUES (TAKE 2) (3:56)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, July 22, 1976

19. HAMMIE NIXON’S BOOGIE (4:11)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

20. 61 HIGHWAY BLUES (4:00)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

21. VIOLA LEE BLUES (2:02)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, July 22, 1976

22. FEEL SO BAD (1:28)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and guitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

23. IDA MAE (3:53)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

24. I CAN’T AFFORD TO DO IT (TAKE 4) (3:37)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

25. LAST NIGHT (1:55)

Hammie Nixon, vocal andguitar

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

26. HOW MANY MORE YEARS (2:01)

Hammie Nixon, vocal and harmonica

Brownsville, Tennessee, August 19, 1976

27. HAMMIE NIXON DISCUSSES HIS MUSIC

(3:33)

Hammie Nixon, spoken

Brownsville, Tennessee, July 22, 1976

 

TOTAL PLAYING TIME 75:06

 

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Hammie Nixon - You're So Fine

 

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