Post Tagged with: "Junior Kimbrough"

Junior Kimbrough, "All Night Long" (1992)

Junior Kimbrough, "All Night Long" (1992)

by Nick DeRiso Recorded not at his own country juke, but in a booming, hollow-sounding church, the late North Mississippi bluesman Junior Kimbrough’s debut was ghostly, and vivid. Why he didn’t record it at his house — which became such a popular neighborhood party spot that Kimbrough eventually conceded its nightclub status by putting a “Junior’s Place” sign out frontRead More

Half Notes: North Mississippi Allstars – Hernando (2008)

This marked the North Mississippi Allstars’ first offering in three years and the first since mentor R.L. Burnside passed away in 2005. The NMA’s station in life has been to provide a heavily-amped version of Junior Kimbrough, and you have to wonder if success will cause them to stray from their straightforward but heavy-hitting mission. The name Hernando, their hometownRead More

Movies: Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music (2001)

by Nick DeRiso This two-hour documentary explores music from both southern and northern Louisiana, a rare tip of the hat to both traditions. So you have the expected segments on Acadiana- and New Orleans-based standouts Rosie Ledet, the Hackberry Ramblers, Henry Butler, Nathan Williams and the Jambalaya Cajun Band, among others. But respected filmmaker Robert Mugge (“Deep Blues,” 1991) alsoRead More