Monday, May 22, 2006

Corey Harris- Basehead

Those MP3 ways are over.

The essence of the blues is more readily found today on the new release by Juvenile than on the current roster of most traditional blues labels. A handful of artists like Corey Harris demonstrate that it doesn't have to be that way. His Greens From the Garden from 1999 blended African roots, New Orleans funk, country blues, and biting social commentary. It's brilliant. The Tarbox Ramblers , who I'll see tomorrow night, are, like Harris, uncommon bluesmen who are successfully attempting to move the music forward, if just a tiny bit.

1 comment:

moose & squirrel said...

I wish I owned this recording. Alas, the fund shortage at m&s manor prevent a purchase at this time. What a great record this is.