Holder, Ram John

Black London Blues

Ltd to 500 copies. Singer and guitarist Ram John Holder was born in. 1939 in Georgetown, British Guiana, then moved to Cincinnati in 1954, and to the East Coast to work as folk blues singer in the early 1960s. In 1963, he took residency in England where he recorded several albums. Released in 1969 Black London Blues is surely is masterpiece. A socio-political manifesto the album chronicles the trials and tribulations that were the result of being a black-immigrant in London, and it contains all the pathos and pain one can imagine. Self-conscious, as concept albums often are, the record is almost like an audio A-Z or pub guide. Its funky and represents his own black experience. It is a must have for all the blues revivalist out there, a record to rank along the lines of early Mike Cooper and american stalwarts like Eugene McDaniels or Sixto Rodriguez !

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Format
LP - 1 disk
Release date
28-10-2022
Label
Item-nr
559604
EAN
7427252014655
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In stock
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TRACKS

Disk 1

1. BRIXTON BLUES3:19
2. PUB CRAWLING BLUES5:21
3. TOO MUCH BLUES4:08
4. NOTTING HILL EVICTION BLUES3:27
5. BLACK LONDON BLUES3:19
6. LADBROKE GROVE BLUES3:04
7. SLEEPING ALONE TONIGHT BLUES3:34
8. WIMPY BAR BLUES5:28
9. PICCADILLY CIRCUS BLUES4:20
10. HAMPSTEAD TO LOSE THE BLUES4:11