Henry Townsend - My Story (2001)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 53:49 minutes | 1,55 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 53:49 minutes | 1,03 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Henry Townsend has had some time to perfect his craft. The 92-year-old elder-statesman of blues recordings has decided that what works best for him - what evokes the most emotion of true blues from his fingers and voice - is to wing it. Now, let's be certain, it takes immense talent to pull off effective improvisition. Townsend's tunes, while generally rehearsed, are anything but simple. With My Story, Townsend has put out records in every decade since the 1920s, a feat no other musician can claim. Still, he hasn't been able to come up with an explanation of where his on-the-spot originals come from. "I just don't know," Townsend said to a television reporter who asked him to explain that intangible during this recording session. "You're asking me a question I can't answer".