Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kokomo Arnold - Country Blues Master

From Georgia, James "Kokomo" Arnold played his own unique style of blues; his haunting vocals and slide guitar works were impeccable. His music influenced many, including Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, and even Robert Johnson. He didn't continue his music career after 1938; even though many wanted him to return after the explosion of blues interest in the 50's.

 Here's "Cold Winter Blues" from 1937:

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