Oscar “Buddy” Woods was a member of the first mixed-race country blues group, and a pioneer of lap-steel-bottleneck blues. He composed music through the Harlem Renaissance and through Prohibition. “Don’t Sell it, Don’t Give it Away,” Woods’ signature tune, is an upbeat good old-fashioned break-up number that swings, big time. Clean mp3 of the original vinyl. A true gem.
What a lovely track by this classy classic performer. Lottie Kimbrough brings a message that rings true through the ages, with humor and a voice of gold.
They sure don’t make ’em like this anymore. One guy with a guitar and his voice, alone except for a tape recorder, making music more deep than a million overdubs could ever conjur up. ‘Scuse me now while I hop this freight train..
Little Hat Jones really lays down a great vocal on this track, a great sounding recording for the period.