EVERY DAY SEEM LIKE MURDER HERE by HAYES MCMULLAN

SKU94386
ArtistHAYES MCMULLAN
TitleEVERY DAY SEEM LIKE MURDER HERE
LabelLIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Catalog #LITA 152CD
Genre
ReleaseW 10 - 2017
FormatCD - USCD
EAN Barcode826853015226
Benelux exclusive, Import
 € 17,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. This Is Hayes McMullan (Story)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/1_this_is_hayes_mcmullan_story.mp3
  2. Fast Old Train
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/2_fast_old_train.mp3
  3. Look-a Here Woman Blues
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/3_look-a_here_woman_blues.mp3
  4. Back Water Blues (False Start)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/4_back_water_blues_false_start.mp3
  5. Every Day In The Week
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/6_every_day_in_the_week.mp3
  6. Playing A Juke With Patton (Story)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/7_playing_a_juke_with_patton_story.mp3
  7. Hurry Sundown
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/8_hurry_sundown.mp3
  8. Sugar
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/10_sugar.mp3
  9. Smoke Like Lightning
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/11_smoke_like_lightning.mp3
  10. The High Water (Story)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/13_the_high_water_story.mp3
  11. Spider On The Wall Blues
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/14_spider_on_the_wall_blues.mp3
  12. Spanish Fandango
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/15_spanish_fandango.mp3
  13. Charley, He Was Whiskey Headed (Story)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94386_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/16_charley_he_was_whiskey_headed_story.mp3
  14. Hitch Up My Pony
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/17_hitch_up_my_pony.mp3
  15. Everyday Seem Like Murder Here
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/18_everyday_seem_like_murder_here.mp3
  16. Who Gonna Be Your Baby?
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/94385_every_day_seem_like_murder_here/19_who_gonna_be_your_baby.mp3
  17. Discussions On A Barrelhouse (Story)
  18. Gonna Get Me A Woman (aka Sunday Woman)
  19. Kansas City Blues
  20. Patton Was A Racket Man
  21. Bo Weevil Blues
  22. Singing To The Children (Story)
  23. Delta Walk
  24. Roll And Tumble

Description

Bluesman. Sharecropper. Church deacon. Civil Rights activist. Hayes McMullan should be a name on every Blues aficionados� short-list and thanks to the preservation fieldwork carried out by one of the genre�s greatest researchers some 50 years ago � it might soon be.Born in 1902, Hayes McMullan was discovered by the renowned American roots scholar, collector and documentarian Gayle Dean Wardlow. Wardlow, author of the seminal blues anthology Chasin� That Devil Music � Searching for the Blues, may be most famous for uncovering Robert Johnson�s death certificate in 1968, finally revealing clues to the bluesman�s mysterious and much disputed demise. Moreover, in his tireless and committed mission to preserve the Blues for future generations, he captured McMullan�s raw talent on tape and on paper. Wardlow recorded these sessions, transcribed the songs and now, writes the sleeve-notes for this landmark release. Wardlow and McMullan met by chance on one of the former�s record-hunting trips, in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, in 1967. Having introduced himself to McMullan on a hunch, it turned out this unassuming elderly man had not only heard of Wardlow�s idol, Charley Patton, but had played alongside him in the 1920s, as part of a brief musical journey that took him from the plantation to the open roads and juke joints of the Depression-era South. Striking up a friendship that was deemed unorthodox in 1960�s Mississippi, Wardlow traveled to McMullan�s sharecropper�s shack and convinced him to play guitar for the first time since he quit the Blues for the Church in the 30�s. �Hayes was playing like no one I had ever heard,� Wardlow writes with amazement. Wardlow visited McMullan on a handful of occasions, always taking his recorder, a guitar and some whiskey with him. It was during these visits that Wardlow captured � with surprising clarity � the songs that make up Everyday Seem Like Murder Here. Hayes McMullan passed away at the age of 84 in 1986, his talent and legacy largely unknown. �Reflecting now on our brief time together, I marvel at the small glimpse of something much larger I was lucky to have captured,� writes Wardlow. �The few old snapshots I took, the handful of tunes we recorded, and his brilliant performance of �Hurry Sundown� captured on film are all that�s left of the musical legacy of Hayes McMullan, sharecropper, deacon, and�unbeknownst to so many for so long�reluctant bluesman.�

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