Mississippi Fred McDowell
El Cerrito: Arhoolie Records, [ca. 1966]. 11 x 17 in. Offset printed on thick stock. Near fine. Framed. Item #5404
Poster promoting hill country blues singer and guitar player Mississippi Fred McDowell, with quote from Arhoolie Records founder. McDowell was a sharecropper who played music
for small gatherings in Mississippi throughout the 1940s and 50s. In 1959, American folklorist Alan Lomax recorded and distributed McDowell’s music, creating an audience for McDowell’s music outside of Mississippi. He was known for his mastery of the slide guitar and continued to gain wider appeal and acclaim throughout the 1960s until his death in 1972.
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