Published on July 15th, 2020 | by TLV News0
The Last Recordings By The Cotton Patch Soul Blues Legend
Including Previously Unpublished Song Written by Junior Kimbrough
Founded in 2010, Dolceola Recordings is a music label focused on analog field recording of American traditional music.
Our first field recording trip was back in 2015 to Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Since then, we have been working on analog field recordings with Ampex 601 and RCA 77DX so that we are able to capture every single detail of the performance by musicians in good ol’ way. Our recordings include bunch of legends such as Lee Sexton, R.L. Boyce, George Gibson, Betty Smith, Clyde Davenport, Jimmy Duck Holmes, Duwayne Burnside, Pat Thomas, David Kimbrough Jr., Robert Kimbrough Sr. and many others.
It is our mission to document current situation of wonderful community-based music in the United States, which is one of the most beautiful American cultures, with love and adoration for Alan Lomax, Chris Strachwitz, George Mitchell, Art Rosenbaum and many of great field recorders.
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David Kimbrough Jr., son of the legendary Junior Kimbrough passed away on July 4 2019, and was absolutely one of the greatest Blues musicians in his age who inherited and developed the musical tradition of his father, Cotton Patch Soul Blues. This record, Say You Don’t Love Me: The Last Recordings of David Kimbrough Jr. is literally his last field recording works with Dolceola Recordings, a music label focused on documenting American traditional music in analog field recording with a portable reel-to-reel Ampex 601 and a ribbon microphone RCA 77DX.
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Recorded at his house in Holly Springs, October 2017, the album includes some of Junior Kimbrough’s master pieces such as “Meet Me in the City,” “Done Got Old” and “Lord Have Mercy on Me,” David Kimbrough’s own compositions, and a previously unpublished song written by Junior Kimbrough, “Say You Don’t Love Me.” Kimbrough learned this song from his father, and tells us the story on this record why his father wrote this song.
Says Robert Kimbrough Sr., a younger brother of David, “There’s nobody else in the world I would rather play with him. We knew one and another; we were on the same page. We were all Cotton Patch Soul Blues boys, carrying this music on, singing this music, my dad Junior Kimbrough’s music and writing our own music—you know there’s a lot, but we enjoyed it. ”
Says Adrian Pinson, a longtime producer and manager with David: “I hope that one day people would realize the talent David Kimbrough had. He had just a great talent and one day people get to see it. David was one of a kind and he could play with any bands, any songs in any world. ”
Cotton Patch Soul Blues is now one of the most unique and beautiful musical traditions in the United States, and the works David Kimbrough Jr. did had a big role to make that happen. Say You Don’t Love Me: The Last Recordings of David Kimbrough Jr. is one of his great and last works to keep the tradition alive.