Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax – Devil Got My Woman: Blues at Newport (1966)

Featuring Skip James, Howlin’ Wolf, Son House, Rev. Pearly Brown, Bukka White

Imagine you have stumbled into a juke joint where the mentor of Robert Johnson, Son House, and the idol of the Rolling Stones, Howlin’ Wolf, dis one another. Picture a place where Wolf taunts Bukka White while the robust Parchman Farm alumnus spins his proto-funk dance grooves and the spectral skip James weaves his haunting “Devil Got My Woman.” It’s an archetypal blues “crossroads” where legends of the 1920s Delta and 1950s Chicago share the same musical space, suspended out of time in a super-real present, a non-specific blues time. Read More »