Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Cephas and Wiggins - Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad 1998
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins don't provide any surprises on this date, Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad. That doesn't mean this is a disc to ignore. They have remained faithful to the Piedmont blues sound and to their credit haven't incorporated any modern twists or foisted an attempt at soul-blues, for instance. They play what they love and continue in the tradition of Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry or Blind Blake. Among the 14 tracks, two -- "Burn Your Bridges" and "Guitar and Harmonica Rag" -- are Cephas & Wiggins originals; the rest are mainly traditional.
By Al Campbell, All Music Guide.
01. Black Rat Swing.
02. I'm a Pilgrim
03. Reno Factory
04. Guitar and Harmonica Rag
05. Goin' Down' the Road Feelin' Bad
06. Eyesight to the Blind
08. Chicken Can't Roost Too High for Me
09. Pony Blues.mp3
10. Burn Your Bridges
11. I Ain't Got No Lovin' Baby Now
12. West Carey Street Blues
13. Richmond Blues
14. Rising River Blues