Monday, May 15, 2017

BLUE MONDAY

Fred McDowell recorded this tune a number of times over the years usually with a variation on the “write me a few of your lines” lyrics heard here. Today’s version was released originally on The Blues Roll On, one of Alan Lomax’s “Southern Journey” collections that appeared on Atlantic records in 1960. The songs Fred McDowell sang for Lomax during his southern field trip in 1959 and subsequently issued on LPs documenting that field trip by both Atlantic and Prestige International were his recorded debut. Another version with completely different lyrics appeared in 1965 on Fred’s second Arhoolie LP, Fred McDowell Vol. 2, where it was titled “Frisco Lines.”


Fred McDowell • When You Get Home, 

LP cover: Discogs

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