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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Arhoolie
  • ASIN: B0000001FH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,720 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Although Lipscomb didn't begin recording until he was nearly 65, he left behind a remarkably rich catalogue of Texas blues before he died in 1976. Equipped with a voice that could convey a range of emotions, Lipscomb was also an impressive guitarist, as this anthology reveals. Most of the 22 songs on 'Texas Songster' are originals, the best being 'Sugar Babe,' an obscure ditty written by Lipscomb when he was a teen; 'Ella Speed,' a bluesy ballad that remains one of his better-known numbers; and 'Bout a Spoonful,' a clever song about sex. Recorded 1960-64.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Terry Bright on 4 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
i love this album ! i listen to it all the time ! its great
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Texas Sharecropper 17 Dec. 2005
By Jeff Melvin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is THE DEFINITIVE acoustic Texas blues album. It was recorded in 1960 by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz in the Navasota, Texas home of Mance Lipscomb. The raw, clear production on this album perfectly captures the emotive and rhythmic qualities of the Songster's "Texas dead-thumb" style and laid-back, yet powerful vocals. It is evident that Strachwitz was able to put Lipscomb at ease during the sessions, resulting in a natural, flowing quality that contrasts well with the heavy downbeat rhythm of the guitar. He effortlessly transitions through various blues, rags, and ballads. Lipscomb was a fairly prolific writer in terms of blues musicians. You will notice his original couplets spread throughout the album, including within the traditional songs. This album is an absolute MUST HAVE for every acoustic blues fan.
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the real deal 24 Feb. 2001
By Webley Webster - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you like Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Gary Davis, do NOT pass this one by. Lipscomb is a great singer and fingerpicker in the "songster" tradition. He is bluesier than Hurt (his straight blues have a heavy dose of Lightnin' Hopkins in them) but every bit as warm and tuneful. I bought this three months ago and it's still in heavy rotation.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
An National Treasure 21 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you're searching for blues as a collector, don't miss this. Mance and his music is a national treasure. Listen to this and then listen to some of today's "blues" masters like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc. and then you'll know where they got their mojo from.
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Once Again, Another T For Texas 6 May 2009
By Alfred Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have written on the subject of Texas country blues guitarist extraordinaire Mance Lipscomb in connection with a series of DVDs that the well-known guitarist and performer Stefan Grossman put out a number of years ago, "Masters Of The Country Blues", that featured the greats of acoustic country blues like Son House, Bukka White, Reverend Gary Davis and, well Mance Lipscomb. Most of the others came out of the Mississippi Delta tradition which is a shade bit different from the Texas tradition of the likes of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lead Belly and, well, Mance Lipscomb. Lipscomb is probably a more versatile guitarist than the others, if for no other reason than he has a greater range of keys that he can play in and a somewhat unique picking style (at least it looks and sounds that way to me). Moreover, his vocals are a little smoother than the rough-edged sound of the old Mississippi plantation cotton fields. A perfect example of the difference is his `soft' version of the classic "Corrina, Corrina. My favorite Lipscomb song though is "Ella Speed". Needless to say it is about how she did her man wrong (although in the mix of these things it could just as easily be the other way around depending on who is singing).
No one can fill these shoes 6 Feb. 2014
By Gary K. Brantley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Mance represented a time now long gone. His musical repertoire encompassed so many genres of American music, moving Mance to call himself a "songster". This music is indispensable Americana that is simple unavailable from any contemporary artist of which I'm aware. Often compared to Lightning Hopkins, he was a much more "rounded" or versatile musician. I attended two private parties where Mance was the entertainment. In this very casual setting, Mance was fascinating to talk with. When I asked him about Lightning, he grinned and said "Lightning won't never play guitar with me, but he'll play a bit on the piano with me." When I asked why he wouldn't play guitar with Mance, the Texas Songster laughed and said, "Lightnin' didn't want his head cut." And, that was the truth too. Mance was the much more accomplished player. Buy this music and enjoy it for there will never be more like it in our time.
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