It’s one man against the world in Frank Palmes’ track “Aint Gonna Lay My Ligion Down.” Recorded in 1929, this track displays the allure of the country blues harmonica. You feel Palmes’ emotion as he skillfully blows the first few bars and you get the sense that he’s a rebel who will not adhere to unfair requests. There is little to no references to the life of Frank Palmes in the history books, but there is speculation that he may actually be Jaybird Coleman recording under a pseudonym. Regardless of who Frank Palmes really is, one thing is for sure, he played the harmonica with a lot of passion.
Frank Palmes “Ain’t Gonna Lay My ‘Ligion Down (take 2)“ (play/download mp3)