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Cephas and Wiggins  Richmond Blues CD

Cephas and Wiggins Richmond Blues CD

  • $1599


In Richmond Blues, guitarist-singer John Cephas and his harmonica-player partner Phil Wiggins personify the century-old blues sound of the Piedmont, the Appalachian foothills running from Richmond to Atlanta. Drawing from roots of ragtime, ballads, country, old-time string band, rhythm and blues, and more, Richmond Blues is a musical roadmap of the Virginia Piedmont tradition. While Cephas calls it "part of my heritage, part of my soul," their sound is at the same time distinctly modern, a kind of "urban acoustic blues."

This recording is part of the Smithsonian Folkways African American Legacy series, co-presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

32-page booklet with extensive notes and photos, 16 tracks, 65 minutes.

Tracks
1. Richmond Blues - 3:57
2. Going to the River - 5:02
3. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby - 3:58
4. Black Rat Swing - 3:32
5. Mamie - 4:10
6. Crow Jane - 3:01
7. Dog Days of August - 4:09
8. John Henry - 5:36
9. Pigmeat Crave - 3:32
10. Prison Bound Blues - 5:21
11. Key to the Highway - 3:25
12. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad - 3:35
13. Careless Love - 5:48
14. Great Change - 3:47
15. Reno Factory - 3:16
16. Step It Up and Go - 2:57

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