Rube Lacy‚Äôs groaning is infectious. As soon as you begin grooving to ‚ÄúMississippi Jail House Groan‚Äù you can understand why he was considered one of Mississippi‚Äôs most popular blues singers. Jazz music of this era was greatly influenced by travel, and Rube Lacy himself traveled all over Mississippi for many years along the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. That‚Äôs where the beauty is found within this song: when you listen closely you get a sense for what life must have been like drifting among the rivers. Rube Lacy received much acclaim for recording ‚ÄúMississippi Jail House Groan,‚Äù it was considered the best documented example of early Mississippi folk blues.
Rube Lacy – “Mississippi Jailhouse Groan” (play/download mp3)