The frist recordings of Fred McDowell! And, dare we say, his best? Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959 at Fred's house while a storm raged outside, this is some of the most intense Mississippi blues you'll ever hear. Incredible slide guitar playing, comb playing (yup) and singing. Fred McDowell is indisputably one of the greatest blues musicians of all time, and this is a shinning moment in his vast catalog. Liner notes by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive. A co - release with our friends Domino Sound.