Vintage (1994)

by Spencer Bohren

All of the tracks on Spencer Bohren’s Vintagewere originally released on L.P. records titled Born in a Biscayne and Down in Mississippi. The title tracks represent the character of both projects, one displaying more of Spencer’s original material, and the other paying respects to the Blues ancestors from the Deep South.

The story of a man who begins life in the back seat of a 1954 Chevrolet is told in the song Born in a Biscayne, which is fueled by the incredible slide guitar work of John Mooney.

J.B. Lenoir’s classic Down in Mississippi speaks of the unspeakable custom of racism in a Mississippi of the 50’s. Spencer’s haunting version garnered much airplay at the time of release, and it’s just as chilling today.