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Homesick JamesHomesick James – My Home Ain't Here
The New Orleans Session

{recorded April 28, 2004 | Fedora Records}

Ninety-four year old James Williamson (aka Homesick James, born May, 1914) heads back to a Naw'lins studio with his trusty Epiphone guitar and Marshall Amp for a Delta blues session producing ten blues tracks. The now elder bluesman from Somerville, Tennessee and cousin as well as second guitarist to Elmore James, now sixty years since his recording debut and the master of the 'bottleneck' slide once again holds his ground giving us one more CD full of emotion and plenty of soul. At times it was hard to understand the lyrics given the intensity.

This CD should come with a warning label given the raw feeling that leaves the listener an overwhelming since of being wow'ed. Listen to James version of Robert Johnson's Crossroads (track 2) ,you'll know what I'm talkin' bout.

Homesick James handles the guitar and vocals, joined by John Long on guitar and Chris Millar on drums.

Tracks: Please Set A Date, Crossroads, Come On Back, Little & Low, Gotta Move, Evil Minded People, You Don't Have To Go, Lay It On Me, Sweet & Kind Lovin' Woman, Got No Time

If you like the good old blues; Robert Johnson, early John Lee Hooker then check this CD out. It's as good if not better.

3.5 out of 5.

 Ciao' for now, peace.


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