Sleepy John Estes

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

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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 03:05 Amazon
2 02:59 Amazon
3 03:02 Amazon
4
02:33 Amazon
5 03:26 Amazon
6 02:53 Amazon
7 03:15 Amazon
8 03:13 Amazon
9
03:17 Amazon
10 03:10 Amazon
11
03:05 Amazon
12
03:22 Amazon
13 02:50 Amazon
14 02:54 Amazon
15 03:09 Amazon
16 03:05 Amazon
17 03:16 Amazon
18 03:10 Amazon
19 02:37 Amazon
20 03:12 Amazon
21 03:03 Amazon
22 02:52 Amazon
23 02:43 Amazon
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