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5.0 out of 5 stars
Mistah Kurtz, he sing, 13 Dec 2010
I've heard some strange albums in my time, and this is among the strangest. The sleeve notes and constructed authenticity have an air of Dr John's Gris-gris while Stoneking's voice - an incongruous "he's never white!" mix of Louis Prima and gravelly while still young Ralph Stanley - sounds like it's been conjured from a sharecropping plantation deep in the Louisiana swamp. Not a single weak song on an album that proves that the format isn't quite dead yet through sheer force of character. A wonderfully textured study of the Southern Macabre with just a hint of Conrad.