This musical celebration by legends of the blues will have you boogying up the Mississippi from New Orleans to Chicago.
It’s ironic that a style of music whose very name is the definition of sorrow and suffering can make you feel so good. The blues was born out of the African-American experience, which has been shaped by a history of oppression, discrimination and poverty. It’s no wonder, then, that the blues typically addresses the struggles of daily life, one in which being left by your lover and being broke are familiar themes. The tonal structure, singing style and lyrical content of traditional blues is the quintessential outlet for expressing deep, powerful and ultimately melancholy emotions.
Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures. The label was started as an offshoot of the Putumayo clothing and handicraft company, after its founder, Dan Storper, was surprised by the extraordinary response to the international music he had begun playing in his stores. Putumayo’s meticulously researched and curated musical journeys were so successful that, in 1997, Storper sold the clothing company so he could focus his attention on the music business. For the past 21 years, Putumayo has been known for its joyful compilations of great international music that support the company’s motto: “Guaranteed to make you feel good!”
Putumayo’s distinctive CD covers feature the colorful art of British illustrator Nicola Heindl, whose folkloric style illuminates the company’s mission: to connect the traditional and the contemporary through music and art. By combining appealing music and striking visual aesthetics with creative retail marketing, Putumayo has developed a unique brand identity, a rarity in today’s artist-based music industry.
Putumayo is considered a music industry pioneer and leader in developing the non-traditional retail market and has built a global network of more than 5,000 book, gift, craft, clothing, health food and other specialty retailers that play its music and sell its CDs. Storper’s vision of establishing a global company and lifestyle brand has been furthered with offices in the Europe, Latin America and Australia and distribution in more than 80 countries.
The company’s commitment to helping communities in the countries where the music originates has led to the label contributing more than one million dollars to non-profit organizations around the world.
1.Lurrie Bell - "I Feel So Good"
2.Albert King - "Dust My Broom"
3.James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch - "Down Home Blues"
4.Johnny "Big Moose" Walker - "Would You, Baby"
5.Magic Sam - "I Have The Same Old Blues"
6.Katie Webster - "Two-Fisted Mama"
7.Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "I Got My Mojo"
8.Big Jack Johnson - "I Wanna Know"
9.Albert King - "Albert's Groove #2"
10.Fernest Arceneaux & His Louisiana French Band - "I Don't Want Nobody"
Publisher: Putumayo World Music
Publication Date: June 24, 2016