Monday, March 16, 2015

'Mean Mistreatin' Mama' - Leroy Carr

Leroy Carr was an old school blues player from the old generation; he was a pianist whose crooning blues style influenced the second wave of blues musicians. He died in 1935 from nephritis, and was a severe alcoholic.

Here's 'Mean Mistreatin Mama' which features Scrapper Blackwell on guitar, from 1934. This song was famously covered by many musicians, including Elmore James in 1965:

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