Cotton Exchange: Mississippi Hill Country Blues radio show


13 Responses to “Cotton Exchange: Mississippi Hill Country Blues radio show”

  1. agraham999 says:

    Listen to the Kimbrough track “Release Me” and you’ll hear the same structure of the track above…catchy as hell.

  2. jkg says:

     I was always partial to Charlie Feathers’ rendition of “That Certain Female”

  3. scifijazznik says:

    There was a time in the mid ’90s when Fat Possum was putting out some killer blues stuff.  Thankfully they had the foresight to document Kimbrough before he croaked.  And you’re right on the money with the Spacemen 3 comparison– if Jason and Sonic Boom grew up in a family of snake-handling preachers, it would probably sound like this.

    And yes, I’m one of those people who was seriously bummed out when Porsche started using one of his songs in their commercials.

    But for me, the real deal has always been Mississippi Fred McDowell.  He was doing the droney blooz when the Spacemen boys were mere testicular specks in the groin of the cosmos:

  4. Ted Rockwell says:

    The Black Keys are heavily influenced by the Hill Country Blues and Junior Kimbrough, even releasing an album of Kimbrough covers called “CHULAHOMA”. Junior has influenced many other bands as well including Iggy and the Stooges, North Mississippi All Stars, Widespread Panic, and JJ Grey/Mofro

  5. lofthus says:

    I’ve been a fan of Kimbrough since i first heard his first album.  If you enjoy his music i suggest you check out ‘Mississippi Gabe Carter’;

  6. eee says:

    I second the Black Keys cover, “CHULAHOMA”  (on Fat Possum records). Awesome album and includes a “thank you” track from Junior’s widow.

  7. Art says:

    Also check out the albums by Jonathan Kane (a drummer for Rhys Chatham) called FEBRUARY and JET EAR PARTY, which combine hill country blues and “no wave” sensibilities for some sonic/brainwave treats.

  8. Chris Green says:

    Hell yes!

    A good “starter” compilation is “The Best of Fat Possum – The Early Years”. Or take a trip to the Deep Blues Festival :-).

    Bluesman T Model Ford melds this and other styles and still tours and records at age 90+.

    And if you’re in the Pac Northwest, do not miss any opportunity to see Hillstomp. Besides their own awesome songs, you’re guaranteed to hear some songs by the likes of RL Burnside, Mississippi. Fred McDowell, …

  9. lewis_stoole says:


  10. To Listen to this show and others go to, type in Cotton Exchange in the search bar.

  11. Fat Possum’s “You See Me Laughin’” is an excellent documentary featuring Kimbrough and all the outstanding old bluesmen Fat Possum recorded (T-Model Ford, Asie Peyton, Burnside).

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