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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!


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Saturday, October 15, 2011

What A Way It Used To Be - Pat Thomas


Pat Thomas from Leland, Missisippi. That's on Highway 61 south of Clarksdale between Greenville and Indianola. His dad was the late artist/musician James "Son" Thomas. Pat, an artist/musician like his father, has a soulful high lonesome voice that sails somewhere near Skip James at times and falls to John Lee Hooker's earth at others. Mr. Thomas has a fine, thoughtful, economic, and powerful acoustic guitar sound (though he plays electric on two tracks on His Father's Son). Although most of Pat's repertoire comes from songs he heard his father play, he makes each song his own. Songs on this new set range from the haunting Cairo Blues to the joyous instrumental romp of Leland's Burning Down to the moving Rainbow At Midnight. Recorded by Bill Abel whose recordings somehow bring you right in to the room this is a Must Own recording by Broke and Hungry Records.
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