Devotional, inspirational. Ramshackle. Authentic. Ghosts of the Carter Family lost down Nassau docks: not just in the basketful of religious standards – hokey in any other hands – but also in the yearning vocals of Geneva and Edith Pinder. Above it all the creaky, percussive guitar and growling counterpoint vocals of Joseph Spence. Like a grinning Lord of Misrule serenading and serenaded by the testifying singers. When he sings Living On the Hallelujah Side it’s willfully undercut by his picaresque playing and devil may care guitar antics.
This album is a mixture of backyard Bahamas recording and live concert from New York. A follow up of sorts to influential The Real Bahamas [Nonesuch Records].
Oddi wrth y brawd
I bid you goodnight