Not The Same Old Blues Crap II - Various Artists on LP
A Fat Possum Records Compilation!
"Yeah, we did this once before, but we think there are still some folks who missed the message the first time around. This ain't no sequel, but the title was so good we decided to recycle it. Recycling being an honorable blues tradition...I had a family member accuse me of being a folklorist just because my artists are black. I don't make sequels and I'm not a folklorist.
"I didn't start Fat Possum to document practitioners of a dying culture with "archival field recordings" that rarely sound good, much less do any artist justice. It's hard enough to make a good record when you are trying to; it's impossible to make one when all you are trying to do is record something. Fat Possum is always being criticized for being disrespectful or for not being reverent, in our marketing and publicity.
"Fuck it. Old blues men are supposed to be bad people. I didn't find an impressionist painting at a fle market or discover some long forgotten Pharaoh's tomb. I didn't discover anybody, I record blues guys that were overlooked by other labels because they: hadn't toured, had only limited repertoires, were unreliable or refused to play standing up. Guys who sometimes have troubles standing up, who are better at falling down. But hey, that's the blues. At least, that's what I call the blues. Check it out." - Matthew Johnson