Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink of Water Blues

Tommy Johnson
Song Name: Cool Drink of Water Blues
By: Tommy Johnson
Song Local Name: Cool Drink of Water Blues
Album: Tommy Johnson Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order: 1928-1929
Link to buy: Document Records
Genre: folk music of the United States , American folk music , delta blues , early blues
Date Added: 27 Oct 2016

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Cool Drink of Water Blues by Tommy Johnson is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Cool Drink of Water Blues (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Next to Son House and Charley Patton, no one was more important to the development of pre-Robert Johnson Delta blues than Tommy Johnson. Armed with a powerful voice that could go from a growl to an eerie falsetto range and a guitar style that had all of the early figures and licks of the Delta style clearly delineated, Johnson only recorded for two years -- from 1928 to 1930 -- but left behind a body of work that's hard to ignore. (

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