Fourth & Beale
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||Goin' to Brownsville||Furry Lewis||5:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||John Henry||Furry Lewis||5:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Casey Jones||Furry Lewis||4:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||St Louis Blues||Furry Lewis||3:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Judge Boushe Blues||Furry Lewis||5:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just a Little Fun||Furry Lewis||1:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Goin' Back to Gary||Furry Lewis||7:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When the Saints Go Marchin' Home||Furry Lewis||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Dog Named Blue||Furry Lewis||0:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Recorded in Memphis on March 5, 1969, with Furry Lewis in bed — essentially an impromptu concert for the microphone and whoever happened to be there — these nine tracks show Lewis to fairly good advantage. They're more laid-back than his work at the other end of the decade for Prestige/Bluesville, with Lewis playing more slowly and singing more roughly than those earlier sessions. However, his slide work is still stingingly effective, his voice is still highly expressive, and he knows how to put over a song even at this late date, playing with an almost hypnotic intensity. The songs include new renditions of "John Henry" and "Casey Jones," as well as "When the Saints Go Marching In" and W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues."
Born: March 6, 1893 in Greenwood, MS
Years Active: '20s, '60s, '70s, '80s