Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Homesick James, 1910-2006
Journeyman bluesman Homesick James died on December 13 in Springfield, Missouri. Most biographers believe he was born in 1910. He'd become a blues festival staple over the past couple decades. This is a solo performance recorded in California on February 3, 1994. This date has been issued a couple times, but is currently out-of-print.
Even though the first single is an monumental piece of music, I didn't buy the new Nas CD yesterday. There's still so much neglected music from the past year around my home that needs to be digested. I couldn't justify adding to the stack.
Having been on every side of the consignment process, I found this Offbeat story about the effect of Tower's bankruptcy on New Orleans musicians very interesting.