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Saturday, 26.05.2012, 21:21
oh what a night...
Reverend John Wilkins (USA)
If you like RL Burnside, Sister Rosetta Tharpe or the Holmes Brothers, you'll like this diamond in the rough. Let the revered Reverend and his art take you by the hand like a motherless child, back to where it all began.
Born in 1943, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Reverend John Wilkins
always remained a child of the North Missippi Hill Country. At the ripe age of 5,
he played the guitar at church. Sided by his father, none other than the Blues-
and Gospel singer Robert Wilkins, who wrote "That's No Way To Get Along", in the 1930's, which was made famous by the Stone's "Prodigal Son". And who was the biggest influence a talented kid like RJW could have. Like father, like son: The filius was co-responsible for gospel, influenced by early country blues, which then morphing into the world-renowned Memphis Rock'n'Roll. In the 60's, RJW was on the hit O.J. Wright  single "You're Gonna Make Me Cry". That was later followed by recordings with the M & N Gospel Singers. In the 80's he became a Reverend at the Hunter Chapel Church, members of the congregation were the legendary Hill Country Blues singer Fred McDowell and his wife, Annie Mae. "You Can't Hurry God", his debut album from 2011 (you can't hurry HIM and you can't hurry fine wine) is like a timewarp back 75 years. Honoring his father's hat and glasses by always wearing them, he's also keeping alive his music: Next to "Prodigal Son", you'll get to listen to the Doobie Brother's hopeful hit "Jesus Will Fix It". If you like RL Burnside, Sister Rosetta Tharpe or the Holmes Brothers, you'll like this diamond in the rough. Let the revered Reverend and his art take you by the hand like a motherless child, back to where it all began. Not having to lift a foot from where it continues. Godbless.
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