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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #37 ‘Hill Country Blues’ with Stefan Matussek

12 March 2019
  • Blues
  • Boogie
  • Hypnotic
  • Gritty
  • Soulful
  • Melancholy

Mississippi is in many ways a hotspot for country blues. Most people will know or have heard of the Delta blues, but this state is also home to another very distinct style. North Mississippi Hill Country Blues places heavy emphasis on maintaining a steady rhythm and groove characterized as ‘hypnotic boogie’. There are very few chord changes and steady riffs. Originating from the border region of Tennessee, it remained very obscure up until the 90s when musicians, who were already in their 60s and 70s, started signing to Fat Possum Records.  

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Leave Her Alone - Junior Kimbrough
Over The Hill - Mississippi Fred McDowell
Goin' Down To The River - Mississippi Fred McDowell
Tango Twist - Othar Turner, The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
Goin’ Mad Blues - John Lee Hooker
Done Got Old - Junior Kimbrough
Fireman Ring The Bell - R.L. Burnside
My Baby's Gone - Robert Belfour
Standing in My Doorway Crying - Jessie Mae Hemphill
Black Woman - Othar Turner
Gone so Long - R.L. Burnside
Laughing to Keep from Crying - Odell Harris
Work Me Baby - Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys
Hill Stomp - Robert Belfour
Death Bell Blues - R.L. Burnside
I'm Gonna Leave - Paul Jones
Hadn't I Been Good to You - Charles Caldwell
To the Left to the Right - T-Model Ford
Back Back Train (Bonus Track) - North Mississippi Allstars
Good At Feelin' Bad - Dave Mundy & The Best Kind
She Talks Too Much - Mike Goudreau
24/7/365 - John Duer and the Blues Freaks
She Knows How To Stretch It - Little joe McLerran & Flávio Guimarães