Saturday, February 08, 2014


Here’s another big blast from the 60s folkie past. . . . Henry Thomas’s delightful “Fishing Blues” was a much played tune of the day along with songs like “Hesitation Blues” and “Blues in the Bottle.” It is the final track, number 84, of the colossal Harry Smith-curated three volume, six LP American Folk Music first issued by Folkways Records in 1952. The song remains a treat to listen to nearly 86 years after it was recorded, with its appealing lyrics and Henry’s easygoing delivery.

Henry Thomas “Ragtime Texas” • Fishing Blues • 1928

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