This is where the Lucky Thirteen falls down, when the thirteenth album is one I have posted about before – twice in this instance. But, hey-ho, go with the flow.
The Bourgeois Blues, as you will know is a Leadbelly song, credited on this album as being written by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Alan Lomax. The playing is by Milt Holland, percussion, and Ry Cooder, bajo sexto, mandola, bottleneck guitar, French accordion and vocals. (I’d be content just to own those instruments, never mind be able to play them. And that goes for the vocal instrument too!).
If you enjoy this track and want to delve deeper into Leadbelly’s music you should visit Document Records website. They have just about everything Leadbelly ever recorded.
And if you want more Ry Cooder, check out his latest album Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down which has been well received – Robin Denselow in the Guardian called it “Magnificent”.