Back Home in Sulphur Springs

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Back Home in Sulphur Springs
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Studio album by Norman Blake
Released 1972
Recorded Dec 30, 1971
Genre Americana, folk
Length 38:52
Label Rounder
Producer Tut Taylor, Norman Blake
Norman Blake chronology
Back Home in Sulphur Springs
(1972)
The Fields of November
(1974)The Fields of November1974

Back Home in Sulphur Springs is the debut album of American guitarist Norman Blake, released in 1972.

Blake and his wife Nancy recorded an album of the same title in 2006.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

In his Allmusic review, critic Jim Smith wrote "this record is among Blake's best, demonstrating his nearly incomparable virtuosity, easygoing style, and broad repertoire..."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Little Joe" (Traditional) – 2:49
  2. "Richland Avenue Rag" (Norman Blake) – 1:57
  3. "When the Fields Are White With Daisies" (Blake) – 2:48
  4. "Cattle in the Cane" (Traditional) – 2:12
  5. "Crossing No. 9" (Blake) – 2:47
  6. "Weave and Way" (Blake, Tut Taylor, Traditional) – 2:24
  7. "Ginseng Sullivan" (Blake) – 3:31
  8. "Bringing in the Georgia Mail" (Traditional) – 2:30
  9. "Bully of the Town" (Traditional) – 2:03
  10. "Randall Collins" (Blake) – 1:55
  11. "Done Gone" (Traditional) – 1:39
  12. "Down Home Summertime Blues" (Blake) – 3:42
  13. "Warp Factor No. 9" (Blake) – 3:38
  14. "Orphan Annie" (Blake) – 2:56
  15. "Spanish Fandango" (Traditional) – 3:48

Personnel[edit]

Production notes

  • Produced by Norman Blake and Tut Taylor
  • Claude J. Hill – mixing
  • Slick Lawson – photography
  • Michael Melford – liner notes, executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Jim. "Back Home in Sulphur Springs > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 3, 2015.