HomeSick James – Words Of Wisdom (1997)

Artist:HomeSick James
title:Words Of Wisdom
Year Of Release:1997
Label:Priority Records
Genre:Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Slide Guitar Blues
Quality:Mp3 320 / APE (image, .cue, log)
Total Time:43:16
Total Size:110/242 Mb (covers)

HomeSick James – Words Of Wisdom (1997)
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01. She’s Gone
02. Tell Me, Baby
03. Travelin’ Woman
04. Rock Me, Baby
05. Last Night
06. My Little Woman
07. Sweet Little Angel
08. Pawn Shop Blues
09. 12 Year Old Boy
10. My Baby’s Gone
11. You don’t Have to Go
12. Nashville Blues
Homesick James Williamson Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Performer, Slide Guitar, Vocals
Doug Cook Bass
Billy C. Farlow Harmonica
Fred James Bass, Drums, Guitar, Engineer, Producer
David Jones Guitar
Jim Karstein Drums
Waldo Latowsky Drums
Casey Lutton Bass, Guitar
Nobody really knows when “Homesick” James Williamson, slide guitar legend Elmore James’ cousin, was born. The liner notes to this album sugest 1914, but other sources indicate that Williamson was born in 1910 and travelling Mississippi and Tennessee extensively during the 1920, and he himself claims to have been born as early as 1905, which would make him 92 at the time of this recording.
But no matter. “Words Of Wisdom” may lack the fiery energy of Homesick James’ 1960s recordings (his slashing slide playing is reminicent of cousin Elmore’s), but it proves that Williamson hasn’t lost his touch.
Most of these 12 songs are laid-back acoustic numbers, recorded with a variety of sidemen, and Williamson himself plays both slide and lead guitar. His voice is still rather strong, and while the material isn’t ground breaking, there are a lot of nice, easy blues shuffles here, including “She’s Gone”, a “Walking Blues”-knockoff called “Tell Me Baby”, a rendition of Little Walter’s “Last Night”, and Homesick’s version of Elmore James’ “The Twelve Year Old Boy”.(By Docendo Discimus)
HomeSick James – Words Of Wisdom (1997)



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