« Offbeat project a great addition to hill-country blues canon »

This is a terrific, offbeat project. A young French blues group featuring a female singer/guitarist and a hurdy-gurdy filling in chords like a Farsifa organ travelled to the North Mississippi hill country outside Memphis and recorded live in-studio (and sometimes on-porch) with grandchildren of former local blues legends Otha Turner, Junior Kimbrough, and R.L. Burnside. Everything works sensationally well. The hurdy-gurdy with its bagpipe-like drone turns out to be a great instrument for one-chord hill-country blues. The French players are high-quality. The young American blues players give superlative performances. This is similar to some of the North Mississippi Allstars projects — some of the same artists, lots of the same feel. If you like the North Mississippi Allstars, or for that matter Turner, Kimbrough, Burnside, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, this is a record you will enjoy.

– John, an Amazon customer. Get your copy of Muddy Gurdy on Amazon as well. 

  1. Lord Help The Poor And Needy Muddy Gurdy 4:23
  2. Chain Gang Muddy Gurdy 3:24
  3. Down In Mississippi Featuring Louis Jacques Muddy Gurdy 7:03
  4. MG's Boogie Featuring Guillaume Vargoz Muddy Gurdy 5:24
  5. Land's Song Featuring Maxence Latrémolière Muddy Gurdy 4:17
  6. Another Man Done Gone Muddy Gurdy 4:21
  7. Afro Briolage Featuring Maxence Latrémolière Muddy Gurdy 3:14
  8. Strange Fruit Muddy Gurdy 3:04
  9. You Gotta Move Muddy Gurdy 4:24
  10. Black Madonna Featuring Guillaume Vargoz Muddy Gurdy 3:27
  11. Tell Me You Love Me Muddy Gurdy 2:58