God Can Use Me !
From the brief description of John Adam "Sleepy John" Estes 's style above you might think that it is too depressing to listen to his music - to the contrary he wrote wonderful blues.
Not all his experiences were as traumatic as these, he certainly knew about liquor and women and was happy to sing about the good as well as the bad. Despite the fact that he worked to mixed Black and White audiences in string band, jug band, or medicine show format, his music retains a distinct ethnicity and has a particularly plaintive sound.
Astonishingly, he recorded during six decades for Victor, Decca, Bluebird, Ora Nelle, Sun, Delmark, and others.
Enjoy, and see you next week !
Sleepy John Estes - God Can Use Me
Sleepy John Estes - 38 Pistol
Friday Bonus !
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Two Little Fishes And Fives Loaves of Bread