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Jay, Abner - Folk Song Stylist [1964 - 1973] - New LP
Mississippi Records

Jay, Abner - Folk Song Stylist [1964 - 1973] - New LP

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Another essential collection from the one and only Jay Abner, bare-bone folk songs full of fragile and strength, offering all forms of blues, acoustic and electric, some slow as a howl, others barking out with chain gang jangle and Bo Diddley beats, shouting out strong as the warning steam whistle on southbound freight train, GET MY MESSAGE, GET IT STRAIGHT, ALL I WANT IS A JOB, AND IT AIN'T GONNA WAIT!, great original compositions and unique and stunning versions of standards, "Cotton Fields," "St. James Infirmary," "Shenandoah," "Swing Low," bringing forth a soulful voice that needs to be heard, bringing depth and new meaning to these old songs.  Whether originals or covers, all of them made his own, all the songs windows into rooms of a building called America, built with sweat and the blood of others, rooms that need to be seen by all, full of suffering and defiance, sorrow and joy, death and life.  This is some of the most honest music ever recorded. -- winch (green noise record)


Long awaited follow up to the "True Story of Abner Jay" LP. Abner Jay was a man who had a grand sweeping vision of what folk music was. In his lifetime his expression of what folk music could be encompassed some serious stylistic variations. Sometimes he was a one man band traveling troubadour playing an electric banjo, harmonica, & drums who tried to hoodwink audiences into believing that he was 150 years old & the standard bearer for authentic Americana. Sometimes he played in electric straight up R&B bands such as "Koko Joe & the Jobhunters".

Culled from a mix of Abners' 45's & LPs spanning the period 1964 - 1973, including Abner's first LP. We hope that this release will help to further the current wave of understanding that Abner Jay is an important artist who deserves a wider audience than he ever received during his lifetime.

released January 10, 2022

1. Lord Randal 04:23

2. St. James Infirmary 02:18

3. Cotton Fields 02:35

4. Starving To Death On My Government Claim 03:38

5. 99 Years In Jail 02:19

6. Shenandoah 04:02

7. Depression 02:28

8. Bring It With You When You Come 02:30

9. I Wanna Job 03:03 1

0. Georgia Bound 01:57

11. Swing Low 04:15

12. Beautiful Dreamer 04:16

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