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Recorded At Blue Heaven Studios During Blues Masters at the Crossroads 2010!
200g VinylCut By Kevin Gray , Engineered by Katsu Naito & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
The first and most enduring influence on the development of upstate New York
native John Mooney’s music resulted from his meeting the legendary Son House in
Rochester, New York. Impressed by the 16-year-old musician’s talent, House
eventually took Mooney under his wing. Mooney pays tribute to his legendary
mentor with two House covers for this gritty, drenched-with-emotion recording.
Mooney’s style incorporates both savage energy and sensitivity, all in the bag
of traditional blues. He’s a dynamic guitarist with a special talent for slide
playing, and he’s a commanding vocalist. His discography, dating back to 1979’s
Comin’ Your Way for Blind Pig, includes more than 12 titles on eight difference
labels. But hearing him on direct-to-disc LP, recorded totally stripped down and
natural, live in a church sanctuary, is truly the closest thing to hearing him
in person. In fact, with the right hi-fi, it’s utterly spooky how in-person this
• From 2010 Direct To Disc Sessions
• 200g Vinyl
• Cut by Kevin Gray
• Engineered by Katsu Naito
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Recorded at Blue Heaven Studios
1. Lovin' Mood
2. Death Letter
3. Dirty Rat
1. It Don't Mean A Doggone Thing
3. The Pony Blues