Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Release Sleepy John Estes – On 80 Highway

Sleepy John Estes – On 80 Highway (Delmark Records)
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Drop Down Mama - "Sleepy" John Estes.

Man I love Sleepy John Estes, his voice, his playing, everything about him just says good blues music. On 80 Highway features Sleepy John on vocals and guitar and Hammie Nixon singing and playing harmonica and kazoo. This has got me wanting to get a kazoo.

Reports on this album say that "this session from July 19, 1974 was recorded just before Sleepy John and Hammie Nixon departed for a tour of Japan. None of these performances have ever been issued…."

This is Sleepy John after his rediscovery in the 1960's so he is at full force here. (Release date: 10/21/08)

Sleepy John Estes @SqueezeMyLemon

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