Monday, April 22, 2024

Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams

Remastered CD of 1920’s gospel curiosity from East Texas, with 77 page booklet by Michael Corcoran. (The sole of Washington Phillips is not included.) Grammy-nominated. “Corcoran has few rivals for following a story to its logical conclusion, then refining it into a seamless narrative. Even the means of reporting become part of the stories.”  Michael […]

Reviews for “Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams”

New York Review of Books calls Manzarene Dreams “the authoritative new edition of Phillips’s music.” Creative Loafing (Atlanta): This was the cover story by Chad Radford.“When Phillips died, a secret history of pre-war gospel blues was born; a mystery shrouded in speculation and mistaken identity. But through the legwork and dedication of semi-retired Texas music […]