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George Higgs: Tarboro Blues $12.00


"Higgs is a moving singer, powerful harp blower and has a gentle, propulsive guitar style that make for engaging listening." -Jeff Harris, Bad Dog Blues "

George Higgs hails from Edgecombe County, North Carolina and is a wonderful guitar and harp player in the Piedmont tradition. Throughout the 40’s and 50’s he was a popular performer at fish fries and house parties and later on performed gospel with a local quartet.

He apparently recorded for the Trix label in the early 70’s but these sides were never issued. 'Tarboro Blues' is a beautifully played debut filled with mostly traditional songs sung in a deeply moving and personal manner. Higgs is a moving singer, powerful harp blower and has a gentle, propulsive guitar style that make for engaging listening. Voted the best blues album of 2001 by Living Blues.

Higgs rolls through a set of traditional material like the driving 'My Hook’s In The Water', the heartfelt 'Geraldine', the good time feel of 'Greasy Greens' and the moving “'Sides to Every Story.' Fans of bluesman like Pink Anderson and Peg Leg Sam will certainly want to investigate this record." -Jeff Harris, Bad Dog Blues

Track Listing
1 Reuben
2 I Won't be Back No More
3 Throw this Dog a Bone
4 My Hook's in the Water
5 Going to the River
6 Shotgun Blues
7 Geraldine
8 Jealous Man Blues
9 Greasy Greens
10 Black & Tan
11 Cry Holy Unto the Lord
12 Two Sides to Every Story
13 'Fore Day Creep
14 I'm Worried About That

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