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.


I Lost It
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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