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Wolf's At The Door - Lost Recordings lp (Sutro Park)


"While the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton helped the world rediscover
Muddy Waters and Sun House, blues obsessives like Bengt Olsson traveled
to America in search of the fringe players who helped define the genre
in the 30s and 40s. These masters, many barely recorded, quickly faded
into obscurity when their medium left them poor, wolves at the
door. What Olsson captured was a robust slice of haunting blues and
gospel that would have otherwise been completely forgotten. Ashley
Thompson, as a teenager, sang "Mingelwood Blues" with Gus Cannon’s Jug
Stompers. But his story ended there until Bengt found him and recorded a
set of songs that showcase a Thompson whose voice is now one with the
gentle angels. Bishop Perry Tillis left the blues circuit, believing it
to be tied with the devil, and went back home to preach. Thee recordings
Bengt made of him preserved a legacy that is ever growing
today. Jugsmen Dewey Corley and Walter Miller might have been the most
well known of Bengt’s subjects, yet there recordings for him carry with
them a deep purity that has rarely been heard before. Wolf's At The
Door is eerie, celebratory, dark and redemptive, fragile, lonely and
scandalous. It is about drunken revelers at a bootleggers house telling
dirty jokes while teaching each other a four-part harmony to a gospel
standard. It is the underbelly of the underbelly and all these tracks
are presented here for the first time ever.  Featuring: Lum
Guffin, Walter Miller, Bishop Perry Tillis, Cleo Williams & Howard
Williams, Ashley Thompson, Joe Thownsend & Bill Barth, Dewey Corley
& Walter Miller, Bootlegger's Quartet, Lattie Murrell, David Johnson
& Guitar Sam, Lonnie Fuqua and David Johnson." - Sutro Park

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