by Simon Field

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A carefully crafted selection of stripped down country and delta blues songs, with a handful of originals thrown in for good measure. The recordings feature a mixture of solo acoustic blues guitar and vocal, resonator slide guitar, ukulele, six string banjo and so on. Nothing here is electrified. Two tracks feature excellent pre-war style Harmonica by Mike Petersen.
The covers include songs by Charley Patton, Julius Daniels, Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Papa Charlie Jackson and Roosevelt Sykes.

I have physical copies too which will be available very shortly -£8 including postage in the UK (will have to calculate postage for overseas)- send me a message if you would prefer one of those.


released April 4, 2014

All songs performed by Simon Field. All instruments played by Simon Field, save for:
Harmonica on Whiskey Drinkin' Woman & Don't Give My Lard Away- Mike Petersen
Double Bass / Upright Bass on Prison Wall Blues- Louise Field
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Simon Field



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Track Name: 99 Year Blues
Hand me my pistol
Three rounds of ball
gonna shoot anybody
whup this poor boy along

Arrested on the Monday
Tuesday I was tried
Judge found me guilty and
I hung my head and cried

I asked the Judge
What might be my fine
He said a pick and a shovel
Way down int he mine

I said man,
I aint never been here before
He said I'll give you 99 years years
and you won't be back no more

Got a 38 special
45 frame
That thing never misses
I've got good aim

Daddy was a bad man
I'm a bad man too
Reason I'm a bad man
Got nothing better to do

So hand me my pistol
Three rounds of ball
Gonna shoot anybody
I don't like at all.
Track Name: Banty Rooster
Gonna get me a banty
Put it in my backyard (x2)
When he sees a stranger comin'
He'll flap his wings and crow

What you want with a hen don't
Cackle when she lay (x2)
What you want with a woman
Won't do nothing you say

What you want with a rooster
Won't crow for day (x2)
What you want with a woman
Won't do nothing you say

Take my picture
Hang it up on Jackson wall (x2)
Anybody ask you
Tell 'em that's all you saw

Hooks in the water
And my cork's on top (x2)
How can I lose lord
With all the help I've got

I know my doggy
When I hear him bark (x2)
I Know my rider by feeling her in the dark