There You Go

      Dorris Henderson arrived in London in 1964. She came from Watts in Los Angeles where her daddy was a well established preacher with a big congregation. So Dorris could really sing gospel, but she knew the blues too. Her uncle was the legendary Guitar Nubbit and she listed T-Bone Walker and John Lee Hooker among her friends.     We met at the Roundhouse in Soho. I think Champion Jack Dupree was working that night. It was a big thrill for me to play for her. We did gigs around the London clubs and toured a bit. Dorris also landed a spot on a weekly television show on which Alexis Korner headed the house band. The tunes here are pretty representative, simply vocal and guitar, all done live in an afternoon. A bit of church, a bit of blues, and what are probably among the first ‘cover versions’ of songs by young up and coming songwriters Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.

Sally Free And Easy
Single Girl
Ribbon Bow
Cotton Eyed Joe
Mr Tambourine Man
Mist On The Mountain
The Lag’s Song
American Jail Song
The Water Is Wide
Something Lonesome
Winter Is Gone
Strange Lullaby
You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
One Morning In May
A Banjo Tune
Going To Memphis