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A Mass of Nothing

I have been obsessed with the likes of Son House, Mance Lipscomb, and Blind Lemon Jefferson for the last couple of days. This all started with a marathon session realizing, yet again, all that is amazing about early blues.

My soul tingles when I listen to these recordings. There is something so amazing about a man and his guitar or, in Son House’s case, a man and his hand claps! I am absolutely convinced that Lipscomb is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard. Have a listen to these tracks and let them take you back.

Son House – John the Revelator
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Match Box Blues
Mance Lipscomb – You Got to Reap What You Sow

Photos of Mance Lipscomb


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