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Album: Delta Crossroads
# Song Title   Time
1)    32-20 Blues
2)    Mean Mistreater Mama
3)    This Little Girl of Mine
4)    Stop Breaking Down Blues
5)    My Woman Came Walking Down
6)    C.C. Rider
7)    Little Queen of Spades
8)    I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
9)    In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
10)    We're Gonna Ball Tonight
11)    Mr. Downchild
12)    Run Your Mama
13)    Ramblin' on My Mind
14)    Love in Vain Blues
15)    Train My Baby
16)    Key to the Highway
 

Album: Delta Crossroads
# Song Title   Time
1)    32-20 Blues
2)    Mean Mistreater Mama
3)    This Little Girl of Mine
4)    Stop Breaking Down Blues
5)    My Woman Came Walking Down
6)    C.C. Rider
7)    Little Queen of Spades
8)    I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
9)    In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
10)    We're Gonna Ball Tonight
11)    Mr. Downchild
12)    Run Your Mama
13)    Ramblin' on My Mind
14)    Love in Vain Blues
15)    Train My Baby
16)    Key to the Highway
 
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  • Solo performer: Robert Lockwood, Jr. (vocals, acoustic guitar).
  • Recorded at Suma Recording Studios, Painesville, Ohio on December 20 & 21, 1999. Includes liner notes by Bill Wasserzeiher.
  • DELTA CROSSROADS was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
  • For Delta Crossroads, Robert Lockwood Jr., a former student of Robert Johnson, returns to his Delta blues roots. This 16-track album features Lockwood with only his 12-string acoustic guitar. It is rather strange hearing old Delta blues sung by one of its originals on a modern recording. All of the notes from the guitar are clear. Plus, his voice isn't scuffed up by the scratches and pop of the vinyl recording. Lockwood plays a mix of Robert Johnson tunes, a few of his own, and some blues standards including "C.C. Rider." With its high production quality and Lockwood's unique and possibly near-extinct style of singing, Delta Crossroads is a strong testament to the endurance of a Delta blues original. ~ Curtis Zimmermann
Professional Reviews
Q (1/01, p.112) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...A master class....He learnt guitar at Robert Johnson's knee, but developed his own jazz-inflected brilliance on 12-string, its subtle ebb and flow balancing harsh, dark lyrics and a rough old voice..."

JazzTimes (11/00, p.69) - "...A rich tribute and a must for Delta fanatics..."
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