Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Junior Kimbrough

From the somewhat underground North Mississippi blues area (like Mississippi Fred McDowell and R.L. Burnside), Kimbrough plays a very unique droning style with emphasis on the bass strings and dreamy melodic flourishes in between. The percussion is usually somewhat mid paced and considering how popular some of these bluesy garage rock bands have gotten, makes Kimbrough way ahead of the times even if he didn't put anything to tape until the 1990s. It's dark, gloomy, comforting, strange and peaceful in a way that only the blues can be.

The Black Keys did a whole EP of just his songs, Iggy Pop did a cover, etc etc. ESSENTIAL

I'll just put up the greatest hits for now, leave a comment if ya'll want more

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