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First Recordings

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Lonesome In My Home
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Feels So Good #1
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Done Got Old
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Meet Me In The City
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Feels So Good #2
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Feels So Bad
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Total Tracks: 6   Total Length: 14:27

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What an amazing release of old tapes

yukkp

Junior Kimbrough evidently recorded a session for Quinton Claunch, founder of Hi Records, in 1966. Clauch thought the results were 'too country' for release, and the tapes sat in storage for about 40 years before they were acquired and released by a subsidiary of Fat Possum Records. More recent versions of most of the songs appear on Kimbrough's Fat Possum albums, but the old tapes sound a little less raw that the later releases.

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File Under: From raw, gutbucket blues to soul, rock and pop with a similar unspoiled spirit Flagship Acts: R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Solomon Burke, the Black Keys, Andrew Bird, Band of Horses, Dinosaur Jr., Wavves, the Walkmen, Smith Westerns, Yuck, Tennis Based In: Oxford, Mississippi Like the Delta bluesmen whose records he started Fat Possum to release, Matthew Johnson is part of a dying breed. Rock owes much of its early legacy to eccentric, mostly European-descended label owners… more »

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By John Morthland, Contributor

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Six Degrees of Junior Kimbrough’s All Night Long

By John Morthland, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »