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VARIOUS ARTISTS: Gimme that Harp Boy - Roots of the Captain
A one off - a collection of blues, Swing/Jazz artists, early rock and novelty 50's numbers, Lord Buckley and Hawaiian music that the complier suggests underpins Captain Beefheart's work. You decide. At any rate it's an eclectic and excellent record and a fine tour round - or introduction to - important corners of the culture at the middle of the last century. Known artists Include, Blind Blake, Howling Wolf, Lonnie and Blind Wille Johnson, Robert Petway, Al Simmons, Cab Calloway, Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, Roland Kirk (a seriously wild track) and Lord Buckley - with interspersed comments by Don and (obscure) tracks from the early Magic Band. A highly eccentric, and admirable compilation. Recommended.