Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rev. Pearly Brown "It's a mean old world to try to live in"



 Reverend Pearly Brown was a blind street singer and preacher, like Reverend Gary Davis, with a simple but effective guitar style and a very soulful voice. His repertoire, while purely religious was very large; Spirituals, Holy Blues, gospel,traditionnal slave songs, etc...
This lp was first issued in 1975 and is available again through Rounder Archive with six aditionnal tracks. There's another album from him on the Arhoolie label.
-This is my rip of the original lp-
Enjoy

5 comments:

Gad said...

This is much better then the more common "You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion".

I really enjoy every time you post african american gospel, if possible do it more often.

j said...

Thanks!!! Hard to find excellent album.

The Irate Pirate said...

yeah. many thanks. i'll be posting some country blues / gospel at my blog soonish.

Delta-Slider said...

Looks tasty! Thanks!

Ian said...

Thanks for this!