Happy Woman Blues

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Happy Woman Blues
Studio album by Lucinda Williams
Released 1980
Recorded April 1980 – June 1980
Genre Folk
Length 35:13
Label Smithsonian Folkways
Producer Mickey White
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams chronology
Ramblin'
(1979)
Happy Woman Blues
(1980)
Lucinda Williams
(1988)
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Happy Woman Blues is an album by Lucinda Williams, her second professional release. It was released in 1980. While her debut album consisted entirely of cover recordings, all of Happy Woman Blues was written by Williams herself.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Lucinda Williams)

  1. "Lafayette" – 3:40
  2. "I Lost It" – 2:52
  3. "Maria" – 3:45
  4. "Happy Woman Blues" – 3:08
  5. "King of Hearts" – 4:02
  6. "Rolling Along" – 2:46
  7. "One Night Stand" – 2:53
  8. "Howlin' at Midnight" – 3:49
  9. "Hard Road" – 2:29
  10. "Louisiana Man" – 2:23
  11. "Sharp Cutting Wings (Song to a Poet)" – 3:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Lucinda Williams – lead vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Mickey White – acoustic rhythm and lead guitars, harmony vocals
  • Rex Bell – electric bass, harmony vocals
  • Andre Matthews – electric rhythm, lead and slide guitars
  • Ira Wilkes – drums
  • Mickey Moody – pedal steel guitar
  • Malcolm Smith – fiddle, viola