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Ramblin' (CD)
Originally released on Folkways Records in 1978, Lucinda Williams' debut album consists of nothing but acoustic country blues in the tradition of the Louisiana Delta where the singer/songwriter was raised. Not that Williams had the blues' traditional impoverished upbringing-her father is an academic and a well-regarded poet. RAMBLIN' works, however, because of Williams' obvious mastery of the country blues form and her already impressive instrumental and vocal skills. Williams' voice and 12-string guitar are almost the album's only features, with second guitarist John Grimaudo adding unobtrusive accompaniment to a handful of tracks. Williams' taste runs to the obscure here. Of these 14 songs, the most familiar to those who aren't blues historians are Hank Williams' "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" and the gospel mainstay "Great Speckled Bird." The rest are blues classics of varying degrees of obscurity, with no original songs but plenty of passion and soul. An excellent traditional country blues album.
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Type: CD
Recorded: 1978
Release Date: 2009-06-29
Label: Free World Records
Country: Euro
Item No: FLOATM6019
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Track List
01 Ramblin' on my mind
02 Me and my chauffeur
03 Motherless children
04 Malted milk blues
05 Disgusted
06 Jug band music
07 Stop breakin' down
08 Drop down daddy
09 Little darling pal of mind
10 Make me down a pallet on your floor
11 Jambalaya
12 Great speckled bird
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