Order # ACD 1005

Track list:
1. Good Morning Blues
2. Candy Man
3. Going Away to Wear You
    Off My Mind
4. The Ship Is At the Landing
5. Baby Let Me Follow You Down
6. Worried Blues
7. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
8. How Long How Long Blues
9. Dirty Mistreater
10. Good Morning Little
      School Girl

11. God's Word Shall Never
      Pass Away
12. Kansas City Blues
13. Medley: Big Road Blues and
      Careless Love

14. Interview :Family
15. Interview 2: Playing in
      New Orleans


Total time:


2:58
2:47
3:39

3:15
1:56
3:30
4:11
2:12
3:53
3:14

1:45

2:02
6:49

2:26
4:25


50:11

 
 

In 1968, Babe Stovall was entertaining college students, hippies, tourists, artists and locals on the streets and in the cafes and art galleries of the French Quarter in New Orleans, captivating them with his antics while singing and picking on his National guitar. Babe's guitar playing style was influenced by Tommy Johnson, whom he'd met in Mississippi around 1930.

Babe was the inspiration of the song, Mr. Bojangles, by Jerry Jeff Walker, who met Babe at about the time of this recording. Listen to Will the Circle Be Unbroken? as he flips the guitar over the back of his head and doesn't miss a beat.

Extensive liner notes are written by David Evans, Professor of Music, University of Memphis.

Babe Stovall performing Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

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