Friday, September 24, 2010
Van Hunt - Blues At Home Vol. 1 (1976-1982)
Styles : Acoustic Memphis Blues, Piano Blues
Released : 2007
Label : Mbirafon
01 - Sweet Charlene & Mose Vinson - Sitting Here Drinking
02 - Mose Vinson - No More Dogging
03 - Van Hunt & Mose Vinson - Early In The Morning About The Break Of Day - Take 1
05 - Van Hunt - Mrs. Van Hunt Discusses Early In The Morning
08 - Sweet Charlene & Mose Vinson - Forty Four Blues
17 - Van Hunt & Ruth Ogilvie - Mrs. Van Hunt And Mrs. Ruth Ogilvie Discuss Repertoire
18 - Mose Vinson - Careless Love
19 - Van Hunt & Mose Vinson - Corinna Corinna
20 - Mose Vinson - Old Blue Jumped A Rabbit Take 2
21 - Mose Vinson, Van Hunt & Ruth Ogilvie - Mose Vinson Discusses Old Blue Jumped A Rabbit
22 - Mose Vinson - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
23 - Van Hunt & Mose Vinson - The Darktown Strutters Ball
24 - Van Hunt - Crump And Jim Kinnane
25 - Van Hunt - Mrs. Van Hunt Discusses Crump And Jim Kinnane
26 - Van Hunt - Mrs. Van Hunt Discusses Bottleneck Technique
27 - Van Hunt & Mose Vinson - Selling The Jelly Boogie
28 - Van Hunt - Troubled World
29 - Van Hunt & Mose Vinson - Sunnyland Special
Album review of sussex
Mrs. Van Zula Carter Hunt, originally from Somersville, Tennessee, traveled with the minstrel shows in the 1920s and 1930s. She was active in Memphis until the mid-1940s.
Subtitled "Field Recordings Fom Memphis, Tennessee (1976-1982)", "Blues At Home Vol. 1" is the extraordinary demonstration of the voice of Van Hunt : she's accompanied on several cuts by the late great Mose Vinson on piano and vocals and Sweet Charlene voice.
She's a delightful singer and a fine guitarist.
The recordings are definitely "field recordings" rather than studio recordings with occasional interjections from family members. You can also occasionally make out sounds from outside (e.g., the sound of a passing car).
Van Zula Carter Hunt has been recorded for Victor Records (during the 1930s), Rca Bluebird (at the end of 1940s and early 1940s) and for Adelphi Records (1969/70) Those last recordings are included on the albums 'The Memphis Blues Again Vol.1 and Vol.2.
Tips of ymd5270
I got this great album from sussex a few months ago, had been deep impressed. Until now, to me is the best album of the year. I desperately wanted to know for blues lovers about this great album of not famous artists. I was lacking of information about album in many ways, so would require knowledge of the blues master. Thankfully, sussex send review of this album. we meet a great album thanks to sussex.
*Original CD from sussex