I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More 1929-1941

Sleepy John Estes

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I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More 1929-1941 Review

by Thom Owens

I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More compiles 23 songs Sleepy John Estes recorded between 1929 and 1941, capturing the bluesman at the height of his creative powers. Unlike many Delta bluesmen of his era, Estes worked with a full jug band, which gave his music a greater variety of textures. His music swings, with a loose, relaxed feel that isn't heard on many Delta blues records. Furthermore, his songs are inventive, featuring pseudo-autobiographical lyrics loaded with evocative imagery. Nearly all of his best material is included on I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More, making it as close to a definitive retrospective of Estes's music as possible.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Sleepy John Estes 03:05 Amazon
2 Sleepy John Estes 02:59 Amazon
3 Sleepy John Estes 03:02 Amazon
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Sleepy John Estes 02:33 Amazon
5 Sleepy John Estes 03:26 Amazon
6 Sleepy John Estes 02:53 Amazon
7 Sleepy John Estes 03:15 Amazon
8 Sleepy John Estes 03:13 Amazon
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Sleepy John Estes 03:17 Amazon
10 Sleepy John Estes 03:10 Amazon
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Sleepy John Estes 03:05 Amazon
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Sleepy John Estes 03:22 Amazon
13 Sleepy John Estes 02:50 Amazon
14 Sleepy John Estes 02:54 Amazon
15 Sleepy John Estes 03:09 Amazon
16 Sleepy John Estes 03:05 Amazon
17 Sleepy John Estes 03:16 Amazon
18 Sleepy John Estes 03:10 Amazon
19 Sleepy John Estes 02:37 Amazon
20 Sleepy John Estes 03:12 Amazon
21 Sleepy John Estes 03:03 Amazon
22 Sleepy John Estes 02:52 Amazon
23 Sleepy John Estes 02:43 Amazon
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