Title - 'The Real Deal Blues'
Artist - Reverend KM Williams
For those not in the know, Reverend KM Williams is a native East Texan, has notable featured work on Guitar and Diddley Bow, and is a bonafide Texas Country Bluesman whose style is rooted in the deep Blues and Boogie of Lightnin Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, RL Burnside and Blind Willie Johnson. KM also happens to be an Ordained Minister of the Gospel, so if you feel like being lifted even higher after listening to his music, visit one of his masses and stay awhile.
Cleopatra Records has released a documentary on Reverend KM Williams called 'The Real Deal Blues' and this audio CD that accompanies it is a pure unadulterated joy to behold on the ears, of that trust in me. In this 14 minute aforementioned short film, KM explains his origins, his instruments and what it’s like to be a blues musician these days.
Accompanying the release of the documentary, the CD of the same name is a 15 track dive into the Reverend's origins, his musical youth, so to speak. You see, the documentary was filmed in the historic Deep Ellum area of Dallas TX, which happens to showcase Williams’ electrifying performance style, as well as his deep knowledge of blues tradition and history. Ergo, The Real Deal Blues CD brings all that and so much more to the fore for us to also enjoy.
1. 'Baby, Please Come Home'
2. 'The Runaway Blues'
3. 'Ring In My Pocket'
4. 'Highway 666'
5. 'You Got Me Shakin’
6. 'Bad Boy Blues'
7. 'Shoulda Left This Town Blues'
8. 'Haunted House'
9. 'On My Way To Muskogee'
10. 'That’s Why My Baby’s Feelin’ Blue'
11. 'The Witch Queen Of New Orleans'
12. 'Working Man Blues'
13. 'I Need A Woman To Cure My Blues'
14. 'The Funeral Blues'
15. 'Bad Boy Blues' (Acoustic Version)
Reverend KM Williams 'The Real Deal Blues' (Official Documentary) - YouTube Video
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