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Daddy, When Is Mama Coming Home?

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Thirteen Chillun
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I'm A Big Boy Now
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Oh Darling
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Doodley Squat
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Crawdad Hole
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Chinese Blues
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Daddy, When Is Mama Coming Home?
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I Slapped My Wife In The Face
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Northwest Airlines Blues
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Goin' Back To Mississippi
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Mr. U.S.A.I.D.S.
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United States Got Us In A Bad Shape
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 64:00

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John Morthland

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John Morthland has been writing about music since the days of electronically rechanneled stereo and duophonic sound. His name has darkened the mastheads of Roll...more »

04.22.11
Big Jack Johnson, Daddy, When Is Mama Coming Home?
2001 | Label: Earwig / The Orchard

While electric Delta bluesman Big Jack Johnson normally has unimpeachable credentials for purists, this threw 'em for a loop. Sure, that husky voice remains strong and convincing. And his rhythm guitar, which has also been known to careen out into the Hendrix Zone when he solos, is still jagged enough to draw blood. But what's with the original songs about wife-beating, AIDS, airline hassles and the economy? And is that a synthesizer, fer Chrissakes, fattening… read more »

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Electric Blues

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Vocals, Electric Guitar) This is an okay album for me. Some strong arranging and good use of horns and synthesizer. The first four tracks are best for me and I like the energy, vitality and sense of beat and rhythm in these earlier tracks. One of the things I like about this album is it instrumental color which seems strongest in the early tracks. Electric Blues

They Say All Music Guide

The precise opposite of the Mississippi guitarist’s previous Earwig release. This one’s slick, horn-leavened, and full of downhome ruminations on everything from AIDS and spousal abuse to Chinese blues musicians. Too weird for some purists, but definitely engaging in its singular approach. – Bill Dahl