• robert crotty & loren connors Robert Crotty With Me: Loren's Collection (1979-1987) (double CD, £12.75) due 08-12-2017

    label: Family Vineyard

    In the years 1978 to 1981, Robert Crotty would show up on Loren Connors's doorstep in New Haven, Connecticut with his tiny, almost toy guitar. The two would then spend hours playing acoustic blues, the likes of which was absolutely staggering in its truthfulness. "Robert Crotty with Me: Loren's Collection (1979-1987)" is the first anthology of the late bluesman's work, as selected by Connors, his former playing partner and avant blues master. These are the unheard tapes of Crotty and Connors communing with the spirits of Delta and County Blues through their own revisions of standards and tingle-inducing improvisations. These also some of the Connors' earliest available recordings showing the development of his iconoclast guitar style and vocal moan. Crotty was a New Haven lifer and linchpin of the region's blues scene yet, he never achieved much recognition outside local bars and house parties - until now. The album features never before heard recordings, unseen photos, liner notes by Connors and Crotty's brother plus a bonus CD: the first-time reissue of Crotty's ultra rare sole LP "Robert Crotty Blues" and 7” both released on Connors' private St. Joan imprint in the late 1980s. Track Listing CD1: 1 TB Blues 2. Come Back Baby 3. Improvisation No. 5 4 Golden Ring 5 Improvisation No. 1 6. Blow Wind Blow 7. That’s All Right 8. Come Back Baby 9. Bye And Bye, I’m Going To See The King 10. Honeymoon Blues 11. Improvisation No. 3 12. Improvisation No. 2 13. Georgia On My Mind 14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow… / CD2: 1 Lights Out 2 Groanin’ The Blues 3. When Things Go Wrong 4. I Love My Whiskey 5. TB Blues 6. Trouble In Mind 7 Never Let Me Go 8. I’ll Come Runnin’ Back To You 9. I’m Waiting For Ships That Never Come In 10 Country Man 11 Steady Rollin’ Man


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