In the 60s blues obsessive Bengt Olsson traveled to America in search of the fringe players who helped define the genre in the 30s and 40s. These masters, many barely recorded, quickly faded into obscurity when their medium left them poor, wolves at the door. What Olsson captured was a robust slice of haunting blues and gospel that would have otherwise been completely forgotten. Wolf's at the Door is eerie, celebratory, dark and redemptive, fragile, lonely and scandalous. It is about drunken revelers at a bootleggers house telling dirty jokes while teaching each other a four-part harmony to a gospel standard. It is the underbelly of the underbelly and all these tracks are presented here for the first time ever. 180 gram vinyl. Tracks: Johnny Wilson (Lum Guffin)2. Sherman's Blues (Walter Miller)3. Somewhere to Lay My Head (Bishop Perry Tillis)4. I Know Jesus Has Never Left Me Alone (Cleo Williams & Howard Williams)5. Sweet Peace (Ashley Thompson)6. Take Your Burdens to the Lord (Joe Thownsend & Bill Barth)SIDE 27. Stuttgart, Ark (Dewey Corley & Walter Miller)8. He's Calling Me (Bootlegger's Quartet)9. Wolf's at Your Door (Lattie Murrell)10. 40 Days And 40 Nights (David Johnson & Guitar Sam)11. Moan (Lonnie Fuqua)12. The Soul of a Man (David Johnson)13. Various Jokes & Toasts (edit of this.... let's talk!) - 47 seconds of them (actually a short song fragment and a joke).
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.