James, Samuel / Songs Famed For Sorrow And Joy
Album: Songs Famed For Sorrow And Joy   Collection:Blues
Artist:James, Samuel   Added:May 2008
Label:Northernblues Music Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-08 Pull Date: 2008-08-10 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Jul 6 Jun 15
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 01, 2008: Deep Fried & Sanctified
Wooooooo Rosa
2. Jun 10, 2008: Deep Fried And Sanctified
Big Black Ben

Album Review
Andrea L
Reviewed 2008-06-15
Samuel James/Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy/Northern Blues Music Inc./2008
Acoustic blues for the 21st century. Just an acoustic guitar and his feet BLOWS my brains out. Baby hesus…grab this and play it as an alternative to overproduced, robotic, dreck. Hells yes….sir. ALL of this is GREAT.
1) 3:16 Mid blues rag, contemporary genius blues!!! Waits and Newman had a lovechild…
2) 4:30 Mid sunshiney blues with anger, bitterness and sanctified soul…my my
3) 3:29 Midtempo song about being the only black folk in town.
4) 3:43 Up song about his moniker and running from a woman as fast as he can.
5) 6:58 Mid instrumental builds in a beautiful steel guitar haze. ROCKS HARD
6) 1:37 Mid funny ballad…yes, yes, yes.
7) 5:07 Slow blues shuffle without the drums, imagine that and some sweet whistling.
8) 5:05 Slow bluesy bad-ass song from deep in the desert.
9) 3:29 Midtempo hot rockin’ soulful swampy girl blues.
10) 3:10 Mid rollicking sweetness.
11) 5:11 Slow steal guitar blues Instr. Slam me down on the hardwood floor.
12) 4:09 Mid sweet tale, silly and fun…oh poor tiny bill mcgraw.
13) 3:45 Up rockin’ ballad and sad.

Track Listing
1. The "Here Comes Nina" Country-Ragtime Surprise   7. Mid-December Blues
2. Sunrise Blues   8. Sugar Smallhouse And The Legend Of The Wandering Siren Cactus
3. Big Black Ben   9. Sleepy Girl Blues
4. Sugar Smallhouse Heads For The Hills   10. Baby-Doll
5. Wooooooo Rosa   11. Runnin' From My Baby's Gun, Whilst Previously Watchin' Butterflies From My Front
6. One-Eyed Katie   12. Love & Mumbly-Peg
  13. The Sad Ballad Of Ol' Willie Chan