Monday, July 27, 2009

Between Midnight and Day

There are lots of reasons I need to get to know this guy who seems to have interests in Blues and Reggae. On his debut solo album Between Midnight and Day (1995) he investigated the repertoire of Charlie Patton, Booker White, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters and Sleepy John Estes.

In 2002, Harris collaborated with Ali Farka Toure on his album, Mississippi to Mali, fusing blues and Toure's music from northern Mali. Harris has also lived and traveled widely in West Africa, an influence that has permeated much of his work.

He helped Billy Bragg and Wilco to write the music for "Hoodoo Voodoo" on Mermaid Avenue, an album consisting entirely of songs for which the lyrics were written by the late Woody Guthrie.

Corey Harris - live at Sighisoara Blues Festival 2008

Fish Ain't Bitin'
Mississippi To Mali

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