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Playlist of Mississippi Fred McDowell

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  • Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell - Mississippi Blues

    1:1:59

    01 - Some Day Baby
    02 - Milk Cow Blues
    03 - The Train I Ride
    04 - Over The Hill
    05 - Goin' Down To The River
    06 - I Wished I Were In Heaven Sitt
    07 - Louise
    08 - Germany Blues
    09 - Some Sweet Day
    10 - The Sun Rose This Morning
    11 - When I Lay My Burden Down
    12 - Goin' Down To Louisiana

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  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Shake Em On Down

    2:51

    McDowell performing the classic north Mississippi hill country song Shake 'Em On Down.

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  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - You gotta move

    3:22

    You Gotta Move is a song written by Fred McDowell and Rev. Gary Davis. Being a well-known song of McDowell's, covered by The Rolling Stones in their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.

    The album which included this song was recorded at McDowell's home in Como, Mississippi in 1964, and in Holy Springs, Mississippi and Berkeley, California in 1965.

    Personnel: Mississippi Fred McDowell (vocals, bottle-neck guitar); Eli Green (vocals, guitar); Annie McDowell (vocals).

    CD Release Date: November 30, 1993
    Label: Arhoolie Records

    Lyrics:

    You got to move
    You got to move
    You got to move, child
    You got to move
    But when the Lord
    Gets ready
    You got to move

    (guitar)

    You may be high
    You may be low
    You may be rich, child
    You may be po'
    But when the Lord gets ready
    You've got to move

    (guitar)

    You see that woman
    That walk the street
    You see the policeman
    Out on his beat
    But when the Lord gets ready
    You got to move

    (guitar)

    You got to move
    You got to move
    You've got to move, child
    You've got to
    But when the Lord gets ready
    You got to move.

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Goin Down to the River

    2:51

    alright, finally! some Freddie gettin' down acoustically. Enjoy!

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  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell Good Morning Little School Girl

    4:35

    Fred McDowell (January 12, 1904 -- July 3, 1972) known by his stage name; Mississippi Fred McDowell, was a blues singer and guitar player in the North Mississippi style

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell: Baby Please Dont Go

    4:50

    track 1 off the Mississippi Fred McDowell record I Do Not Play No Rock 'N' Roll. copyright: Mississippi Fred McDowell and EMI-Capital Records, 2001

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  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Live at the Gaslight - Set One

    47:33

    I told you I play no rock 'n' roll, but it kinda sound like it

    I'm sure you blues fans will enjoy this one!

    Set Two will be uploaded when I can get iPhoto working properly.

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - John Henry

    2:58

    A real treat for the blues buffs out there. Sure wish there was more video of this guy out there, especially something acoustic, but even on an electric Fred is something else

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Steakbone Slide Guitar Full Album

    41:15

    1. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl -- 0:00
    2. Big Fat Mama -- 3:34
    3. Train I Ride -- 7:06
    4. Get Right Church -- 12:32
    5. You Ain't Gonna Worry My Life Anymore -- 16:19
    6. What's Wrong With Papa's Little Angel Child -- 19:37
    7. Unknown Blues -- 23:38
    8. Levee Camp Blues -- 28:21
    9. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning -- 34:32
    10. You Got To Move -- 38:14

    Ten songs recorded by McDowell when he was appearing in England during the mid-'60s. The short introductions to each song are really endearing, like this one to track 2- This is Big Fat Mamma with the meat shanks on your bones, ev'ry time you shimmy baby some man's dollar gone. That's the first song i learned how to play. The production is solid and straightforward: vocals center left, guitar right-mixed. Fred delivers these songs without ego.

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  • Fred McDowell pt 1

    8:20

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  • Mississippi Fred McDowell plays Louise

    5:49

    Delta blues giant Fred McDowell performs Louise. From the DVD Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar. More info at

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell Live Footage - Legends of Bottleneck Blues Full Performance

    19:01

    Edited all the clips of Fred from the Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar video together

    0:00 louise
    5:42 keep your lamp trimmed and burning
    9:21 i heard somebody call
    13:13 break 'em on down
    16:11 my babe

    I do not own the rights to this. All credit to the wonderful folks who had the foresight to record this man for future generations. Will remove if asked.

  • 1969 Documentary About Mississippi Fred McDowell

    13:52

    A documentary about the great bluesman Fred McDowell.

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - When I Lay My Burden Down

    1:41

    McDowell playing a short electric version of When I Lay My Burden Down

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell In London

    40:23

    Mississippi Fred McDowell In London Volume One (full album)
    rec. March 8, 1969 in London, UK by the National Blues Federation; Fred McDowell, voc, g
    ... first published on Transatlantic LP TRA 194 (UK 1969) Mississippi Fred McDowell In London Volume One, these recordings taken from Sire LP SES 97018 (US 1970) Mississippi Fred McDowell In London --- never re-released on CD, afaik!

    - Some Sweet Day (0:54)
    - Mojo Hand [Transatlatic TRA SAM 25] (4:39)
    - Amazing Grace (9:19)
    - My Second Mind (12:53)
    - I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down (17:56)

    - My Babe (21:07)
    - Take Your Picture Darling [actually Burying Ground] (25:04)
    - Diving Duck Blues [Sire SES 97015] (31:41)
    - I Don't Need No Heater [Sire SES 97015, mistitled I Don't Need No Healer] (35:55)

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  • ????Blues Chronicles #20: Mississippi Fred McDowell - Guitar History Lesson - Reverend Robert Jones

    3:59

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  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Freight Train Blues

    3:09

    Lyrics:

    I got on that freight train; I tried to beat my way.
    Lord, them rocks and gravel, Lord, flew all in my face. (What happened, boy?)

    I asked the conductor, let me ride it blind. (Okay...)
    I asked the conductor to let me ride it blind. (What did he say?)
    Lord, he shook his head, said, The train ain't none of mine.

    (Left you shook up, then...)

    I got a letter from Hot Spring. I tell you how it was read. (Feel any better, boy.)
    I got a letter from Hot Spring. I tell you how it was read.
    Lord, it's come at once, boy: your sure-'nough gal is dead. (...know whether to go blind, then...)
    Come at, come at once, sure-'nough gal, sure-'nough gal is dead.

    Said I left my baby standin' out back door cryin'. (Felt like somethin' else.)
    I left my baby standing out back door cryin'.
    I never felt so sorry, Lord, till she said goodbye.
    Lord, she—, Lord, she said good—, Lord, she said goodbye.

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell-Baby Please Dont Go

    3:50

    Baby Please Don't Go

    November 5, 1971, Live at the Gaslight

  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Somebody Keeps Callin Me

    48:21

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  • Mississippi Fred McDowell: Jesus Is on the Mainline

    3:40

    track 9 off the Mississippi Fred McDowell record I Do Not Play No Rock 'N' Roll. copyright: Mississippi Fred McDowell and EMI-Capital Records, 2001

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  • Larkin Poe | Mississippi Fred McDowell Cover

    2:59

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  • Mississippi Fred McDowell: You Aint Gonna Worry My Life Anymore

    3:17

    track 14 off the Mississippi Fred McDowell record I Do Not Play No Rock 'N' Roll. copyright: Mississippi Fred McDowell and EMI-Capital Records, 2001

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Goin Down To The River

    4:49

    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Goin' Down To The River

  • highway 61........ mississippi Fred McDowell

    3:36

    Fred Mcdowell playing at Newport Blues festival

  • Kokomo Blues

    3:20

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Kokomo Blues (Digitally Remastered) · Mississippi Fred McDowell

    The Best of Mississippi Fred Mcdowell

    ℗ 2018 Blues country Records

    Released on: 2018-11-02

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • 61 Highway

    3:12

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    61 Highway · Mississippi Fred McDowell

    Portraits: The First Recordings

    ℗ 1997 Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc., distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

    Released on: 1997-01-01

    Producer: Alan Lomax
    Associated Performer, Vocals: Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Composer Lyricist: Fred McDowell

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down To The River

    3:00

    1965 performance. Fred McDowell (January 12, 1906 – July 3, 1972), known by his stage name Mississippi Fred McDowell, was an American hill country blues singer and guitar player.
    McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee. His parents were farmers, but both died while Fred was in his youth. He took up the guitar at the age of 14 and was soon playing for tips at dances around Rossville. Seeking a change from plowing fields, he moved to Memphis in 1926, where he worked in the Buck-Eye feed mill, which processed cotton into oil and other products. In 1928, he moved to Mississippi to pick cotton. He finally settled in Como, Mississippi, about 40 miles south of Memphis, in 1940 or 1941 (or maybe the late 1950s), where he worked as a full-time farmer for many years while continuing to play music on weekends at dances and picnics.

    After decades of playing for small local gatherings, McDowell was recorded in 1959 by roving folklore musicologist Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins on their Southern Journey field-recording trip. With interest in blues and folk music rising in the United States at the time, McDowell's field recordings for Lomax caught the attention of blues aficionados and record producers, and within a couple of years, he had finally become a professional musician and recording artist in his own right. His LPs proved quite popular, and he performed at festivals and clubs all over the world.

    McDowell continued to perform blues in the north Mississippi style much as he had for decades, sometimes on electric guitar rather than acoustic guitar. He was particularly renowned for his mastery of slide guitar, a style he said he first learned using a pocketknife for a slide and later a polished beef rib bone. He ultimately settled on the clearer sound he got from a glass slide, which he wore on his ring finger.[8]While he famously declared, I do not play no rock and roll, he was not averse to associating with younger rock musicians. He coached Bonnie Raitt on slide guitar technique[7] and was reportedly flattered by The Rolling Stones' rather straightforward version of his You Gotta Move on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.[citation needed] In 1965 he toured Europe with the American Folk Blues Festival, together with Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Roosevelt Sykes and others.

  • Going Down the River

    4:47

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    Going Down the River (Digitally Remastered) · Mississippi Fred McDowell

    The Best of Mississippi Fred Mcdowell

    ℗ 2018 Blues country Records

    Released on: 2018-11-02

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  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell - Kokomo Blues

    2:38

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  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell Lesson Part 2

    9:58

    The second part of my video lesson on Mississippi Fred Mcdowell's John Henry. Part 3 coming soon.

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell-Some Sweet Day

    5:57

    Some Sweet Day

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell-Mercy

    3:48

    Mercy

    November 5, 1971, Live at the Gaslight

  • Gravel Road Blues .

    2:03

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Tell The Angels.wmv

    2:17

    Mississippi Fred McDowell and the Hunter's Chapel Singers of Como, Miss. - Tell The Angels...from the album 'Amazing Grace' 1966

  • Fred McDowell Lesson: Goin Down To The River

    11:21

    Here's a Fred McDowell tutorial on a fantastic bottleneck slide tune

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    Vestapol Tuning (fat to thin): DADF#AD w/ capo on 3rd fret

    Here's the original recording:

  • MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL - SHAKE EM ON DOWN

    3:01

    ALBUM Delta Blues (1964)

  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell - Big Fat Mama

    3:31

    Audio of my favorite Fred song.

  • Baby Please Dont Go Fred McDowell

    4:40

    Mississippi Fred gettin' down with the Big Joe Williams song Baby Please Don't Go, also some talking by him, explaining why he don't play no rock n' roll, and a little on his slide technique, pretty cool to listen to

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell-Germany Blues

    4:01

    Mississippi Fred McDowell-Germany Blues

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell and Johnny Woods - John Henry

    3:59

    Enjoy!

  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell Lesson Part1

    3:55

    This is the first part of a lesson on Mississippi Fred Mcdowell's John Henry.
    Here are some links to accompany the lesson:

    John Henry live:


    The Jinx blues:


    How to tune to open d:

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down To The River.divx

    3:01

    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Going Down To The River @ American Folk Blues Festival 1965

  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Going Down To The River

    4:26

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  • Watermelon Slim on Mississippi Fred McDowell. The Blues Kitchen Presents.. Interview & Performance

    19:28

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    We first saw Watermelon Slim playing in Clarksdale, Mississippi back in 2013.

    Five years later & he’s made his way over to London for a show at The Blues Kitchen in Camden.

    His debut, ‘Merry Airbrakes’ was released in 1973 & his most recent album ‘Golden Boy’ has been spinning constantly on our stereo since its release last year.

    We met up before the show to discuss his younger years in North Carolina, hearing John Lee Hooker for the first time & learning to play the guitar in Vietnam.

    Watermelon Slim performs a version of Mississippi Fred McDowell’s, ’61 Highway’.

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  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Write Me A Few Of Your Lines

    4:31

  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Mama Says Im Crazy

    3:56

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  • big mama thornton and mississippi fred mcdowell - Me and My Chauffeur

    5:08

    a rare recording by big mama thornton & mississippi fred mcdowell of memphis minnie's me and my chauffeur from an outtake of the handful of recordings they did together during a tour of europe.

  • Mama Dont Allow Mississippi Fred Mcdowell

    2:34

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  • Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Im Goin Over The Hill- Take 2 -

    2:03

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  • Oh Death- Mississippi Fred Mcdowell

    2:31

    Death Come Creepin in the room.

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