Geoff Muldaur: Beautiful Isle of Somewhere (2003)
Recorded in Bremen, Germany, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere is an eclectic collection of originals and standard old time blues, country, and spirituals. Of original note is "the Common Cold" where Muldaur applies the poetry of Tennessee Williams to music, very effectively I might add. He then navigates through the Vera Hall moan "the Wild Ox Moan" and the Blind Willie Johnson spiritual "Trouble Soon Be Over." Add to this Sleepy John Eastes' "Sloppy Drunk" and Muldaur's own title cut.
Geoff Muldaur is somewhere between a footnote and an index entry in the book of the blues. He is a most excellent guitarist as is evidenced on this live recording. We should be grateful for such talent.
Track Listing: The Common Cold; My Tears Came Rolling Down; Wild About My Lovin
Personnel: Geoff Muldaur
Record Label: Tradition & Moderne