Details: Great Southern GS-11019, stereo, blue label, 1986
Condition: Vinyl VG++ (very clean!), Jacket G (there's only one thing wrong with the jacket: someone seems to have taken a bite out of the lower left corner!)
NOTE: This great old blues gem features an all star cast of New Orleans notables! John Mooney plays guitar and produced the session, Dr. John played piano (and raps on "Shoppin' For Clothes"!), Tommy Malone of The Subdudes also plays guitar, and Snakebite Jacobs plays tenor sax.
From the All Music Guide:
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Spencer Bohren is from Wyoming but is often associated with the Crescent City, as he lived there for a number of years and continues to prove a popular club attraction there. Brought up in a strict Baptist family, Bohren sang harmonies in church, and it was his passion for gospel music that led him to become an equally diligent student of blues. He left Wyoming in 1968 for the folk scene around Denver. At the Denver Folklore Center and in coffeehouses, he learned acoustic folk-blues firsthand from people like Reverend Gary Davis before moving to Seattle, where he played with a series of blues bands and continued to hone his songwriting abilities. In 1973, he moved back to Colorado to play with folk-blues singer Judy Roderick, and after talking extensively with Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) one night, he decided to move to New Orleans, where Rebennack was born and raised. Bohren spent a decade there, playing clubs like Tipitinas and the Absinthe Bar.
The tracks are:
1. Straight Eight
2. Shoppin' For Clothes
3. Broke Down Engine
5. In-Between Friends
6. Born in Biscayne
7. Drop Down Mama
8. Blues on the Ceiling
9. Midnight Delta
10. Snap Your Fingers
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