3/22/2005 12:07:00 PM|||peter patnaik|||One of the best parts about doing this blog is making sure I take the time to really discover blues singers to listen that I hadn't heard of before. After almost a year of running this blog it's particuarlly heartening that haven't run out blues singers to post about or CDs to buy.
Today's find isn't particuarlay obscure, but I just hadn't gotten around to hearing him. Tommy McLennan recorded in the late 30s and early 40s was one of the last batch of pre-war blues musicians to recorded before the war and the decline in this style of blues being popular music. McLennan plays and sings in short spurts, shouting or talking most of his lyrics followed by a brief guitar part, the effect is very jarring and something I had heard with some Bukka White tracks, but McLennan takes a much more aggressive approach to the blues, more akin to Son House than White's gentle blues.
Tommy McLennan - Baby, Please Don't Tell On Me|||111152394996957828|||Baby, Please