My featured guest for the 20th episode of Spirit and Roots was US singer Bruce “Mississippi” Johnson, nephew of soul legend Jackie Wilson.
We talked about his journey from the American Deep South to London, via Africa and Paris, and how his travels have shaped him as an artist and songwriter.
You can listen to the entire show and interview here:
Episode 20 Playlist
1/ R.L Burnside – I Love Mississippi – Heritage of the Blues: No Monkeys on This Train
2/ TED HAWKINS – Bring It Home Daddy – Watch Your Step
3/ STEVE FORBERT – Romeo’s Tune – Jackrabbit Slim
4/ POPS STAPLES – Somebody Was Watching – Don’t Lose This
5/ BRUCE “MISSISSIPPI” JOHNSON – No Good – The Deal Baby
6/ BRUCE “MISSISSIPPI” JOHNSON – The Deal Baby – The Deal Baby
7/ GIL SCOTT HERON – We Almost Lost Detroit – Bridges
8/ JIMMIE RODGERS – Any Old Time – Train Whistle Blues
9/ BOBBIE GENTRY – Fancy – Fancy
10/ JESSE WINCHESTER – Mississippi You’re On My Mind – Learn To Love It
All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.