Fred McDowell
The Alan Lomax Recordings
Domino Sound
DS 032
2022 repress, incl. insert
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1Shake 'Em On Down 2:45
2Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 2:58
3Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning 3:11
4Fred McDowell's Blues 4:14
5Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Jesus 3:18
6Drop Down Mama 2:53
7Going Down to the River 5:04
8Wished I Was In Heaven Sitting Down 2:11
9When the Train Comes Along 2:52
10When You Get Home Please Write Me A Few of Your Lines 3:26
11Worried Mind Blues 3:36
12Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning 0:35

The first ever recordings of FRED MCDOWELL. Recorded by ALAN LOMAX in 1959. The first vinyl release dedicated entirely to this phenomenal recording session. Twelve songs that highlight the depth of his repetoire - from droning & hypnotic versions of songs that later became blues standards such as "Shake Em On Down" and "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" to his deeply felt renditions of spirituals like "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning." Accompanied at times by some amazing hair comb playing & beautiful backup vocals. Comes in old-school "tip on" sleeves with liner notes by NATHAN SALSBURG. A co-release with our friends Domino Sound. The stuff of dreams. Received an 8.5 rating from Pitchfork.