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Lonesome Sundown

Unlike a lot of his swamp blues brethren, the evocatively monikered Lonesome Sundown (the name was an inspired gift from producer J.D. Miller) wasn’t a Jimmy Reed disciple. Sundown’s somber make of blues was even more commensurate with the gruff audio of Muddy Waters. The guitarist was probably one of the most effective people of Miller’s south Louisiana steady, responsible for many seminal swamp specifications on Excello Information. The previous Cornelius Green first significantly placed his practical a acoustic guitar in 1950, Waters and Hooker offering early motivation. Zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier employed the guitarist as you of his two axemen (Phillip Walker becoming the additional) in 1955. A demonstration tape was plenty of evidence for Miller — he started creating him in 1956, renting the newly renamed Sundown’s “Keep My Money Only” to Excello. There have been plenty even more where that one originated from. Over another eight years, Sundown’s lowdown Excello result included “My House Is a Jail,” “I’m a Mojo Guy,” “I Stood By,” “I’m a Samplin’ Guy,” and a bunch of unforgettable swamp classics, which preceded his 1965 pension through the blues business to spend his life towards the church. It had been 1977 before Sundown could possibly be coaxed back to a studio room to cut a blues LP; Been Eliminated TOO MUCH TIME, co-produced by Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker for the Joliet imprint, was a fantastic comeback admittance but sales had been disappointing (actually after becoming reissued on Alligator). Spread live performances had been about everything was heard about the swamp blues get better at after that.

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