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Furry Lewis - Good Morning Judge lp (Fat Possum)


First time on vinyl! Originally released on CD by Fat Possum in 2003. Download included!

These tracks, originally recorded in Memphis by George Mitchell in the summer of 1962, prove
that at least Furry’s spirit and his sense of humor were intact. Check out the title track, “Good Morning, Judge.” I got arrested once, and I said “Good morning judge what may be my fine…”. For a man claiming to have been only arrested once, Furry nonetheless uses the song to deny forgery, loitering and vagrancy, murder and fraud. Furry Lewis began getting the recognition he deserved towards the end of his life. He opened for the Rolling Stones and even played on the Tonight Show. He is also the only artist on the Fat Possum label, besides R.L. Burnside, to appear in a movie starring Burt Reynolds. Apparently, Burt turned down the leading role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in favor of W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings, in which Furry has a part. (And in 1999, Burt accepted a role in Tempted, which at least features a nice little cameo of Mr. Burnside tuning a guitar at the back of a dark bar.) Fury Lewis died in 1981. I heard once that a friend came to commiserate with him in the hospital after his leg got cut off, but Furry supposedly said, “It ain’t so bad. I can see the ice-cream factory from my window.” – Excerpt of the liner notes by Matthew Johnson

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 April, 2016.

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