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1/16/2008

Geeshie Wiley playing Last Kind Words

This is a work of almost indescribable beauty, a vocal performance with a striking depth of feeling and guitar accompaniment that is equally remarkable. As far as I know, her entire recorded output consists of six sides for the Paramount label, and, while each is to be treasured, her Last Kind Words is the most transcendent. It is one of the finest records you will ever have the privilege to hear.

Recorded in Grafton, Wisconsin, for the Paramount label, probably in March, 1930.

Last Kind Words (MP3)
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