Amazing Mississippi Blues / Gospel! On Fat Possum side label Big Legal Mess! Fantastic organ from Adam Woodard too! RECOMMENDED
Though born in Memphis, Tennessee, Reverend John Wilkins is a child
of the North Mississippi Hill Country. His mother was born in Holly
Springs and his father was from Hernando. While Wilkins grew up
in the city, family parties and neighborhood picnics featuring country
blues and fife and drum bands were never farther than a short drive
over the Mississippi state line.Reverend
John Wilkins' father, the venerated blues and gospel singer Robert
Wilkins, was the principal influence on his young son's development
as a musician. Wilkins' father had made a series of recordings in
the 1930s that included the original "Prodigal Son" (initially
recorded as a secular song called "That's No Way To Get Along"),
which was later recorded by the Rolling Stones. The elder Wilkins
developed a gospel style that was based on his earlier country blues
style - a style that developed into the rock 'n' roll sound that
Memphis, and then the world, would later claim as it's own.
When the young John Wilkins was learning to play guitar, he picked
up his father's gospel and country blues styles.
He also absorbed the citified soulful sounds that were being pioneered
by local musicians and recorded by legendary Memphis labels like
Sun, Stax and Hi.
You Can't Hurry God
1. You Can't Hurry God
2. Jesus Will Fix It
3. Sinner's Prayer (MP3)
4. Let The Redeemed Say So
5. Prodigal Son
6. You Got To Move
7. I Want You To Help Me
8. Thank You Sir
9. On the Battlefield
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 21 January, 2011.