412-sm Whitey McPherson

WHITEY McPHERSON & The Rhythm Wreckers. CD 412

Brief description:

Rare tracks, including 17 from 1937-38 when McPherson was 13-14 years old, mainly Jimmie Rodgers' songs in a distinctive country-jazz style. We also include nine non-studio tracks recorded 50 years later. In between, Whitey’s colourful life included being a musical sideman to Woody Guthrie and several spells in gaol!

Track listing:

The Early Years
Never No Mo’ Blues/ St. Louis Blues/ Blue Yodel No. 2 (My Lovin’ Gal Lucille)/ 12th Street Rag/ Red-Headed Music Maker/ Blue Yodel No 1/ Marie/ Blue Yodel No. 3/ Desert Blues/ Brakeman’s Blues/ Old Fashioned Love/ Meanest Thing Blues/ Little Lady/ Am I Blue?/ Blue Ridge Mountain Blues/ Trouble In Mind/ Blue Yodel No. 5
The Last Years
Cab Driver / Georgia On My Mind/ Ghost Riders In The Sky/ Misty/ Mona Lisa/ Cool My Love/ Mack The Knife/ Evelyn/ Up A Lazy River

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