Lucinda Williams

Happy Woman Blues

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Record Label
Smithsonian Folkways Special

About this item

Lucinda Williams, whose musical style defies easy categorization, recorded her first album of original songs in 1980, supported by a six-member band. Her songs are a mix of traditional and alternative country, folk, and blues that reflect her Louisiana roots.

The Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau gave Happy Woman Blues an “A*” and described Williams as a “guileless throwback to the days of the acoustic blues mamas” who “means what she says and says what she means.” The vinyl reissue of Happy Woman Blues, which includes a liner notes booklet with the song lyrics, is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums in our collection.

TRACK LISTING

Lafayette 
I Lost It
Maria
Happy Woman Blues
King Of Hearts 
Rolling Along
One-Night Stand
Howlin’ At Midnight
Hard Road
Louisiana Man
Sharp Cutting Wings

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