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Fat Possum 80349

Robert Pete Williams

"(Robert Pete is the) definition of the country bluesman - a poet of his own experience, his language and idiom coming from the hard country background that shaped him." Samuel B. Charters, The Legacy of the Blues.

By now the story of Robert Pete Williams is quite familiar to blues fans throughout the world. Born in Zachary, Louisiana in 1914, he has lived in and around this Baton Rouge area all his life and now lives in Maringouin. He was convicted of murder in 1956 and was sent to Angola State Prison. In 1959 Robert Pete was paroled primarily through the efforts of a Denham Springs farmer who has been deeply impressed by his first Folk-Lyric album "Angola Prisoners' Blues"....


Personnel

Robert Pete Williams, guitar + vocals


Selections
Year Released: 1971 + 2001
All songs by Robert Pete Williams and published by Big Legal Mess (BMI)
Produced by Parker Dinkins

For further information, contact
Fat Possum Records
P.O. Box 1923, Oxford, MS 38655
www.fatpossum.com