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Friday, 22 February 2019
Fat Possum Friday
And who better to provide such fayre than Fat Possum Records out of Oxford, Mississippi?
A label who made their reputation by discovering ageing but previously unknown Bluesmen more often than not with something of a chequered past.. Sadly they have all gone now.
Perhaps the most famous horse in their stable was R.L.Burnside who had been convicted of killing a man over a game of dice. He quit touring at the age of 72
Junior Kimburgh died of a heart attack following a stroke at the age of 67 in 1998 and apparently he was survived by 36 children. Looks like he was too busy to get up to no good
T-Model Ford made it til 90 albeit he only began his musical career in his early 70's He also had a conviction for murder and a good few run ins with the law. I missed an opportunity to see him at King Tuts something I regret to this day.
It's bad you know
R.L.Burnside - Just like a Bird Without a Feather
Junior Kimbrough - I Gotta Try You Girl
T-Model Ford - Bad Man