Thursday, November 8, 2012

Linsey Alexander “Been There Done That”

(Delmark) Mr. Alexander is from Holly Springs, Mississippi. I drove down to see a friend there once and some of the poor folks I met were some of the poorest folks I ever met. Driving one teen hitchhiker (why I picked him up I can’t fathom) I realized he was as hopeless and despondent a kid as I’d ever met. It was the first time I saw cotton fields and was able to truly emphasize with how fucked up it would be to be picking cotton. So damn right Linsey’s got the blues. He’s also got some good sensibilities, letting him flip the script from crowd-pleasing blues club blues to Ichiban style “chitlin’ circuit’ blues (like the great title track). He sounds like he’s been there!

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