Meet Me in the Cotton Field
This CD, the first recorded collaboration for Clarksdale blues veterans Terry 'Big T' Williams and Wesley 'Junebug' Jefferson, takes listeners on an audio tour of the rough and tumble jukes and blistering hot cotton fields of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Meet Me in the Cotton Field mixes up a cappella field hollers, acoustic country blues and searing electric workouts. The disc features tracks from two recording sessions held a year apart. The first session, at Jimbo Mathus' Clarksdale studio, found the duo performing acoustic numbers ranging from harrowing originals to blues standards. The latter session features Williams and Jefferson in raucous electric mode. Meet Me in the Cotton Field is the first widely available CD for either Jefferson or Williams. Jefferson has been a mainstay of the Clarksdale blues scene since the 1960s. Big T has been playing blues for nearly 30 years and in the past decade, Williams has emerged as one of most fiery bandleaders in the Delta, known for his searing guitar playing and fierce vocals.
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