Williams, Lucinda: Happy Woman Blues (Vinyl LP)

Williams, Lucinda: Happy Woman Blues (Vinyl LP)

Smithsonian Folkways

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Happy Woman Blues - 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. 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 (Song to a Poet)