Lucinda Williams 'Happy Woman Blues' LP
Lucinda Williams, whose musical style defies easy categorization, recorded her first album of original songs in 1980, supported by a six-member band.Her songs are a mix of traditional and alternative country, folk, and blues that reflect her Louisiana roots.
The Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau gave Happy Woman Blues an “A*” and described Williams as a “guileless throwback to the days of the acoustic blues mamas” who “means what she says and says what she means.”
The vinyl reissue of Happy Woman Blues, which includes a liner notes booklet with the song lyrics, is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums in our collection.
Catalogue number: FWLP31067
Label: Smithsonian Folkways