Junior Kimbrough

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Junior Kimbrough

You Better Run: The Essential Junior Kimbrough (Fat Possum)

"The beginning and the end of music" is how rockabilly pioneer Charlie Feathers immortalized Mississippi blues specter Junior Kimbrough, who died in 1998 at the age of 67. The crazy-making drone that connects Mother Africa to John Lee Hooker trances out over 12 tracks and 62 minutes, and once inside your rattletrap brain pan, there's no escaping Kimbrough's primal possession. "Most Things Haven't Worked Out" is the Led Zeppelin titan that never was.

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