I know next to nothing about the blues. But my main man David Simon is deep into it.
When the time came to record a theme song for our HBO miniseries, “The Corner,” Simon hired a young gun named Corey Harris to cover Steve Earle’s “South Nashville Blues.” It turned out wonderful.
Harris’s worldwide reputation as a roots musician grows year by year. His new CD, “Zion Crossroads,” is a reggae project inspired by his travels to Africa.
Wanna know where to cop a couple of FREE (and legal) MP3s off Harris’s 2005 CD, “Daily Bread”? Follow this link to BlueMountainArtists.com, and scroll to the bottom. You’ll see download links for the tracks “Daily Bread” and “Mami Wata.” It’s that simple.
I’m streaming “Mami Wata” on my Vox blog; click here to hear it. It features guest vocalist and trumpeter Olu Dara.
You can learn more about Corey Harris at his MySpace page.