Today it is hard to find anyone at all who remembers Robert Brown, the powerful Mississippi-born guitar player known to a few blues fans as Smoky Babe. Born in Itta Bena, MS, Smoky was recorded by folklorist Harry Oster in Louisiana and Mississippi on some twenty occasions between February 1960 and August 1961. These recordings were previously unissued, hidden away on tapes in Oster's widow's house. This record represents what we feel is the best of those long lost performances.
Boss Man Blues
Bad Luck and Trouble
Diggin' My Potatoes
What's Wrong with You
If I Had Listened to What My Mama Say
On Mr. Walter's Farm
I'm Goin' Home on the Morning Train
Way Back in the Country Blues
Shake, Shake Mattie
Goin' Home Blues
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.