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Mississippi Fred McDowell

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Recorded for the first time in 1959 after decades of obscurity, blues singer “Mississippi” Fred McDowell was quickly established as a master of the Mississippi Delta blues with a bottleneck guitar style that had few equals.  Based on albums like Mississippi Delta Blues and You Gotta Move, the Tennessee-born McDowell, who didn’t own a guitar until 1941, was lauded as a great new discovery and performed extensively in the U.S. and Europe.  He also appeared in 1968’s The Blues Maker and his own 1969 documentary, Fred McDowell.                                                                                                                          

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