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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.

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Goin Down to the River

    2:51

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

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    Baby Please Dont Go

    3:55

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Baby Please Don't Go (Digitally Remastered) · Mississippi Fred McDowell

    The Best of Mississippi Fred Mcdowell

    ℗ 2018 Blues country Records

    Released on: 2018-11-02

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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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.

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    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 - 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.

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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

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell-Baby Please Dont Go

    3:50

    Baby Please Don't Go

    November 5, 1971, Live at the Gaslight

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    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 plays Louise

    5:49

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

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Let Me Lay Down In Your Cool Iron Bed

    3:44

    From the Levee Camp Blues...Fred McDowell 1968: The Early Days Recalled...

    Recorded March 1968 in Los Angeles, California by Pete Welding



    Photography by Bruce Davidson; Larry Clark; Larry Fink

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    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

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Wished I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

    2:20

    From the Southern Journey, Vol. 1: Voices From The American South

    Recorded September 21, 1959 in Como, Mississippi by Alan Lomax with the assistance of Shirley Collins



    Photography by Dorothea Lange; Shelby Lee Adams

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    Guitar of Fred McDowell taught by Tom Feldmann.

    20:27

    From Tom Feldmann's new instructional double DVD GUITAR OF FRED McDOWELL. Played in Open E Tuning (E,B,E,G#,B,E). For full details:

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    Fred Mcdowell - Baby Please Dont Go

    4:54

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Mercy

    7:10

    Live In New York. recorded November 5, 1971 at the Gaslight, New York City
    Oblivion


    Photos:
    Margo Cooper
    John Cohen
    Tim Barnwell
    Rex Miller
    Ben Shahn
    Alan MacWeeney
    Dorthea Lange
    Jack Delano
    Arthur Rothstein
    John Vachon
    Vivian Maier
    George Mitchell
    Gordon Parks

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - When I Lay My Burden Down

    1:41

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

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Levee Camp Blues

    45:31

    I don't own anything. All credit goes to the recording company and artist. I couldn't find the exact year of this album. But it was published in 1998. So if you know the exact year you are free to write it. Enjoy it.

    Songs:

    1. Levee Camp Blues - 0:00 - 3:51
    2. Let Me Lay Down in Your Cool Iron Bed - 3:52 - 7:35
    3. My Baby Don't Treat Me Like Humankind - 7:36 - 9:58
    4. My Baby Has Eyes Like an Eagle - 9:59 - 14:37
    5. Jim, Steam Killed Lulu - 14:38 - 17:31
    6. Pea Vine Special - 17:32 - 19:44
    7. Dark Cloud Rising - 19:45 - 23:21
    8. My Baby Has Eyes Like an Eagle - 23:22 - 26:00
    9. Will Me Your Gold Watch and Chain - 26:01 - 29:43
    10. Worried Now, Won't Be Worried Long - 29:44 - 32:10
    11. Down on Dankin's Farm - 32:11 - 35:54
    12. Bye and Bye, Goin' to See the King - 35:55 - 38:20
    13. Going over the Hill - 38:21 - 40:47
    14. When I Lay My Burden Down - 40:48

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    Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Somebody Keeps Callin Me

    48:21

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell And Jo Ann Kelly - When I Lay My Burden Down

    4:15

    From the Standing At The Burying Ground

    Recorded Live at The Mayfair Hotel, London, 1969...

    Fred McDowell - Guitar & Vocals

    Jo Ann Kelly - Vocals



    Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson; Valerie Wilmer

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    How to Play: My Babe - Fred McDowell Lesson

    19:44

    The world needs more adverts, so here is mine,

    Here's a lesson on a Fred McDowell rendition of My Babe. I'd recommend to check out the link that I've included below that shows Fred McDowell himself playing the song. Thanks for watching everybody!

    Vestapol Tuning (Open D): DADF#AD

    Links:
    Fred McDowell footage -

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    Fred McDowell pt 2

    9:07

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Six White Horses

    2:28

    From the My Home Is In The Delta: Blues and Spirituals by Fred & Annie Mae McDowell, bonus track, previously unreleased

    Recorded November 24, 1963 in Como, Mississippi

    Photography by Matthew McCain

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    Mississippi Fred Mcdowell - Baby Please Dont Go

    3:55

    -uploaded in HD at

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    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)

    Mississippi Fred McDowell discography at

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    Fred McDowell: Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus

    3:15

    Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus. Fred McDowell, vocal and guitar. Recorded by Alan Lomax in Como, Mississippi. September 25, 1959. From Fred McDowell: The Alan Lomax Recordings. Released in 2011 digitally by Global Jukebox (GJ 1007) and on LP by Mississippi Records (MR 073).

    These are the first recordings made of Fred McDowell — before the folk festivals and blues clubs, before Mississippi was inserted in front of his name, before the Rolling Stones covered his You Got To Move. They're the sound of the music McDowell played on his porch, at picnics, and juke joints; with his friends and family; occasionally for money but always for pleasure. Freshly remastered from 24-bit digital transfers of Alan Lomax's original tapes, and annotated by Arhoolie Records' Adam Machado and the Alan Lomax Archive's
    Nathan Salsburg, they are an illustration of the mind-blowing revelation that was Fred McDowell.

    On the first day of fall, 1959, in Como, Mississippi, a farmer named Fred McDowell emerged from the woods and ambled over to his neighbor Lonnie Young's front porch with a guitar in hand. Alan Lomax was there recording the Young fife and drum ensemble, as well as the raggy old country dance music of their neighbors, the Pratcher brothers, and he had no idea what to expect from this slight man in overalls. He certainly didn't expect that Fred would soon become internationally known as one of the most original, talented, and affecting country bluesmen ever recorded.

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    Fred McDowell - Germany Blues

    3:10

    track from Lomax Southern Journey

    photos - LOC

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Highway 61

    3:15

    McDowell was a great slide guitarrist full of feeling. He did not record until he was discovered in 1960.

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell-Jesus On The Mainline

    7:12

    Jesus On The Mainline

    November 5, 1971, Live at the Gaslight

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    Fred McDowell - Worried Mind

    3:37

    Fred McDowell - Worried Mind

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    Fred McDowell - Milk Cow Blues

    3:31

    A favorite album from the Fred McDowell collection

    Does this album have a different mixing?

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    Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Standing At The Burying Ground

    6:21

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    Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Goin Over The Hill

    2:28

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    Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Louise

    5:07

    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Shake Em On Down

    2:37

    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Shake 'Em On Down

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed

    2:30

    From the My Home Is In The Delta: Blues and Spirituals by Fred & Annie Mae McDowell (1964)

    Recorded February 24, 1964 in Como, Mississippi

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Left My Baby Standing

    5:01

    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Left My Baby Standing

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell ,Jesus Is On The Mainline

    7:12

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    Fred McDowell - Lord Have Mercy

    1:54

    61 Hwy; Lomax





    Found Image

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    1969 Documentary About Mississippi Fred McDowell

    13:52

    A documentary about the great bluesman Fred McDowell.

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    Mississippi Fred Mcdowell- Levee Camp Blues

    5:33

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    Ida Mae ‘You Gotta Move’ Mississippi Fred McDowell Cover - The Blues Kitchen Presents...

    3:37

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    Ida Mae are a husband & wife blues & roots duo currently residing in Nashville Tennessee.

    The forthcoming album ‘Chasing Lights’ is slated for release on 12th July this year.

    After a recent 7000 mile jaunt across the United States on tour with Marcus King, quite literally travelling through time to make their next show in Kentuck, the guys still find some time to come in and perform an incredible version of ’You Gotta Move' by Mississippi Fred McDowell.

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    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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    Learn 18 Robert Johnson songs in 2 weeks ➤➤➤

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

    Here's the original recording:

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Youre Gonna Be Sorry

    6:42

    From the Fred McDowell ~ Portraits: The First Recordings...Rounder CD 1718



    Recorded on September 22, 1959, in Como, Mississippi; Fred McDowell, guitar and vocal; Fanny Davis, comb; Miles Pratcher, guitar

    Another piece using the improvisational pattern emloyed on Going Down To The River, and perhaps the most free-style of all Fred's recordings for Lomax. ~ Matthew Barton (from the liner notes)

    Photos: Mississippi Fred McDowell and Miles Pratcher by Alan Lomax; Dorothea Lange

    Lyrics:

    Lord, you're gonna be sorry ever done me wrong,
    Lord, you're gonna be sorry ever done me wrong,
    Say you gonna be sorry you ever done me wrong,
    I don't beat you lady, honey, and I'll be gone.

    I'm going by the pawnshop, put my watch in pawn,
    I'm going by the pawnshop, put my watch in pawn.

    What you gonna do, baby, when your trouble get like mine?
    What you gonna do, baby, when your trouble get like mine?
    Lord, you can't do me, honey, like you done poor Shine.
    Lord, you took his money, swear you can't take mine.

    Lord, I wonder what's the matter now?
    Lord, I wonder what's the matter now?
    Lord, I wonder, baby, wonder what's the matter now?

    Lord, I'm still wonderin', I don't know what to do.
    Lord I wonder, baby, what's gonna 'come of me?
    Lord I wonder, baby, what's gonna 'come of me?

    Well, it's come on, baby, take a little walk with me,
    Well, it's come on, baby, take a little walk with me,
    Lord, come on baby,
    Lordy, take a little walk with me.

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    Mississippi Fred McDowell - Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

    3:05

    Recorded September 1959
    by Alan Lomax
    copyrights
    Alan Lomax Archive and
    Mississippi Records

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    James Shorty And Fred McDowell - I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

    3:45

    Negro Church Music, Southern Folk Heritage Series

    Alan Lomax

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    Mississippi Fred mcDowell-Get Right Church

    4:23

    Get Right Church

    November 5, 1971, Live at the Gaslight

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