Minstrel Man from Georgia
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||God's River||Emmett Miller||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Ain't Got Nobody||Emmett Miller||3:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lovesick Blues||Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Lion Tamers||Emmett Miller||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Anytime||Emmett Miller||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||St. Louis Blues||Emmett Miller||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Take Your Tomorrow||Emmett Miller||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dusky Stevedore||Emmett Miller||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll||Emmett Miller||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||(I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) She's Funny That Way||Emmett Miller||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Lose||Emmett Miller||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Right or Wrong||Emmett Miller||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||That's the Good Old Sunny South||Emmett Miller||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You'reThe Cream In My Coffee||Emmett Miller||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lovin' Sam (The Sheik of Alabam')||Emmett Miller||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now||Emmett Miller||3:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Ghost of the St. Louis Blues||Emmett Miller||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad)||Emmett Miller||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Pickaninnies' Paradise||Emmett Miller||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Blues Singer (From Alabam')||Emmett Miller||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
God knows what this is doing in Legacy's Roots N' Blues series; it's a long way from Blind Willie McTell and Bukka White to this. Anyway, this has 20 of his OKeh sides from the late '20s, including a "Lovesick Blues" that served as the model for Hank Williams' hit with the same song in 1949. The Georgia Crackers accompany Miller on every cut, with a cast including Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey (present on every track), Jack Teagarden, and Gene Krupa. More of historical interest and musical significance than anything else, with a thorough sleeve note from country music authority Charles Wolfe.
This is Awesome
Read "Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock and Roll" by Nick Toches, and you'll get a better idea of Emmett Miller's significance to say the least. He was the 'begining' of so many things it's a gift to have this so available on iTunes so we don't have to dig through vinyl bins.
support our ghosts
in addition to country you should read "where dead voices gather" by nick tosches. it's all about emmett miller and his strange, multifarious contribution to american songcraft. simultaneously it is a book about the deeply buried (hidden) roots of ALL american music. emmett miller's voice is haunting and unique.
More than history
If you like Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Lefty Frizzel, Bob Dylan, or even Dwight Yokum…give this is a listen. This is where it all began in American vocal style. It might take a couple listens to really appreciate what you're hearing, but its a lot more than just suffering for historical reasons - there's some real music here. And for cry in' out loud - check out the names in the rthymn section of this recording…so what if the genre labeling isn't perfect - this is timeless.
Born: February 2, 1900 in Macon, GA
Years Active: '20s, '30s