Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Tommy McClennan !

Equally powerful and just as possessing as Howlin' Wolf or Charley Patton ,was the whisky-charcoaled singing of Tommy McClennan. His rawboned 1939-1942 Bluebird recordings were no-frills excursions into the blues bottoms. He left a powerful legacy that included "Bottle It up and Go," "Cross Cut Saw Blues," "Deep Blue Sea Blues" (aka "Catfish Blues"), and others whose lasting power has been evidenced through the repertoires and re-recordings of other artists.
Blues researchers have yet to even trace the date or circumstances of his death.

Tommy McClennan - I Love My Baby

Tommy McClennan - Deep Blue Sea Blues


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