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Robert Crotty - With Me: Loren's Collection (1979-1987) LP


Family Vineyard Records

Unheard 1970 And 1980s Recordings By Legendary Avant Guitarist Loren Connors
The First Anthology Of Blues Guitarist/singer Robert Crotty

Include Bonus CD Of Crotty’s Late 1980s Ultra-rare Lp And 7-inch Released On Connors’ Private Label

In the years 1978 to 1981, Robert Crotty would show up on Loren Connors’ doorstep in New Haven, Connecticut with his tiny, almost toy guitar. The two would then spend hours playing acoustic blues, the likes of which was absolutely staggering in its truthfulness.

“Robert Crotty with Me: Loren’s Collection (1979-1987)” is the first anthology of the late bluesman’s work, as selected by Connors, his former playing partner and avant blues master. These are the unheard tapes of Crotty and Connors communing with the spirits of Delta and County Blues through their own revisions of standards and tingleinducing improvisations. These also some of the Connors’ earliest available recordings showing the development of his iconoclast guitar style and vocal moan.

Crotty was a New Haven lifer and linchpin of the region’s blues scene yet, he never achieved much recognition outside local bars and house parties — until now.

The album features never before heard recordings, unseen photos, liner notes by Connors and Crotty’s brother plus a bonus CD: the first-time reissue of Crotty’s ultra rare sole LP “Robert Crotty Blues” and 7-inch -- both released on Connors’ private St. Joan imprint in the late 1980s.

1. TB Blues
2. Come Back Baby
3. Improvisation No. 5
4. Golden Ring
5. Improvisation No. 1
6. Blow Wind Blow
7. That’s All Right
8. Come Back Baby
9. Bye And Bye, I’m Going To See The King
10. Honeymoon Blues
11. Improvisation No. 3
12. Improvisation No. 2
13. Georgia On My Mind
14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Bonus CD
1. Lights Out
2. Groanin’ The Blues
3. When Things Go Wrong
4. I Love My Whiskey
5. TB Blues
6. Trouble In Mind
7. Never Let Me Go
8. I’ll Come Runnin’ Back To You
9. I’m Waiting For Ship That Never Come In
10. Country Man
11. Steady Rollin’ Man