November 26, 2012 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: November 26, 2012

The Jake Leg Stompers headed from their Bucksnort home to the northern Mississippi hill country last summer to spend two days in a recording studio with musician-producer Jimbo Mathus. The result of that travel and that music-making may be heard on Hill Country Hoodoo, the Stompers’ rollicking and greasy new album.Hill Country Hoodoo finds the Stompers playing washboards, kazoos, jugs, spoons and other instruments popular in the pre-war south, and collaborating with guests including Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, Sharde Thomas (granddaughter of fife man Otha Turner), Rev. John Wilkins and others.

mp3 160 kbps | 67 MB | UL | TB

Gob Iron is the pairing of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt founder Jay Farrar with Anders Parker of Varnaline. They have updated a range of American folk songs, adapting lyrics, slowing tempos, combining parts of two different numbers, and in general fully celebrating one of the defining characteristics of folk music: that it is kept alive in the guise of whoever is its current vessel, reflecting their character as well as those of their predecessors. A number of tracks on Death Songs for the Living illustrate this concept of “the folk process.” “Silicosis Blues” combines the titular lyric with the melody from another song, “Paul and Silas in Jail.” Elsewhere, there are numbers by the Reverend J.M. Gates, Stephen Foster, and the Stanley Brothers. Nine brief instrumentals separate each of the ten songs, the final one a new Farrar original, “Buzz and Grind,” which ups the wattage for their ride off into the sunset.

mp3 VBR~187 kbps | 62 MB | UL

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