Memphis Willie B.


Hard Working Man Blues

  • Release Date: 24 Apr 1995
  • OBCCD-578-2

Born in Memphis, Tennessee on November 11, 1911, singer, guitarist, and harmonica player William Borum worked as a professional musician only briefly--instead earning his living as a laborer--and saw the inside of a recording studio only twice in his lifetime. This album and its predecessor, Introducing Memphis Willie B. (OBCCD-573-2), were cut in his hometown in the space of a single day, August 12, 1961. “It would be difficult to express emotion with a more tersely honest simplicity a… MORE