James – My Home Ain't Here
The New Orleans Session
April 28, 2004 | Fedora Records}
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
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.
James handles the guitar and vocals, joined by
John Long on guitar and Chris Millar on drums.
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
you like the good old blues; Robert Johnson, early
John Lee Hooker then check this CD out. It's as
good if not better.
out of 5.
for now, peace.