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Bukka White - Parchman Farm
Bukka White
Parchman Farm
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Traffic)
20,89 €* 21,99 € -5%
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Born Booker T. Washington White, Bukka’s trajectory as a blues performer follows a familiar template for histime. Born in Mississippi, maybe in Houston, MS – maybe in Aberdeen, MS – maybe in 1902, maybe in 1909or even 1906 he recorded throughout the 1930s. Bukka even recorded while incarcerated in the MississippiState Penitentiary aka Parchman Farm. Asked about his time at Parchman White commented “Well, I mostlyplayed guitar.”During the 1940s and 50s as Blues moved from the Delta to Chicago, from rural to urban, Bukka’s career wentdormant. And then, like many of his time, his talent was “rediscovered” in the early 60s, in no small part thanksto a brilliant guitarist in his own right, John Fahey. Performances and all new recordings happened throughoutthe 60s, building interest in Bukka White’s Delta roots. This compilation of White’s best early material was firstissued in 1969 (1970 in the US), collecting Bukka’s 78s recorded for Vocalion and Okeh. His influence on rockperformers of that day cannot be understated. He opened for rock bands he’d inspired at venues like TheFillmore, played his instrument in such a fashion that some said it’s like he was trying to destroy that guitar, hismost famous guitar, a 1933 National Duolian, was even known as “Hard Rock.” And then there’s the fact thathis song “Shake‘em On Down” was so influential on Led Zeppelin that they, “borrowed” from the song for both“Hats Off To Roy Harper” and “Custard Pie.”Bukka White was many things, a strong influence on his cousin B.B. King, a cotton picker, a mule driver, a hobo,a player in the old Negro Leagues, a boxer, a preacher, a convict, a factory laborer and, as celebrated here,one of America’s blues pioneers.
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