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経歴・特徴

最初はとっつきにくいが何回か聴いていくうちに病みつきになるヴィブラートのついた鼻声と、荒々しいギターのスタイルは独特のもの。28年から29年にかけてトミー・ジョンスン風の「Suitcase Full of Blues」を含む10数曲の録音を残している。30年代まではブルース・シンガーだったが、親しかったトミー・ジョンスンの死を契機にブルースを捨て、牧師に転向。60年代に再発見されたときには、ブルースを歌うことはなかった。

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Stranger Blues
Memphis, Tenn., February 3, 1928
Rosie Mae Moore (vocal); Ishman Bracey (guitar)
Saturday Blues
Memphis, Tenn., February 4, 1928
Ishman Bracey (vocal, guitar); Charlie McCoy (guitar)
Left Alone Blues
Memphis, Tenn., February 4, 1928
Ishman Bracey (vocal, guitar); Charlie McCoy (guitar)
Leavin' Town Blues [take 1]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Charlie McCoy (mandolin)
Leavin' Town Blues [take 2]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Charlie McCoy (mandolin)
Brown Mamma Blues [take 1]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Charlie McCoy (mandolin)
Brown Mamma Blues [take 2]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Charlie McCoy (mandolin)
Trouble Hearted Blues [take 1]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar)
Trouble Hearted Blues [take 2]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar)
The Four Day Blues [take 1]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar)
The Four Day Blues [take 2]
Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1928
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar)
Jake Liquor Blues
Grafton, Wis., Nov./Dec. 1929
Ishmon Bracey And New Orleans Nehi Boys: Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Kid Ernest Michall (clarinet); Charley Taylor (piano)
Family Stirving
Grafton, Wis., Nov./Dec. 1929
Ishmon Bracey And New Orleans Nehi Boys: Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Kid Ernest Michall (clarinet); Charley Taylor (piano, speech)
Mobile Stomp
Grafton, Wis., c. December 1929
New Orleans Nehi Boys: Kid Ernest Michall (clarinet); Charley Taylor (piano); Ishmon Bracey (guitar, speech)
Farish St. Rag
Grafton, Wis., c. December 1929
New Orleans Nehi Boys: Kid Ernest Michall (clarinet); Charley Taylor (piano); Ishmon Bracey (guitar, speech)
Woman Woman Blues
Grafton, Wis., December 1929
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar)
Suitcase Full Of Blues
Grafton, Wis., December 1929
Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar)
Bust Up Blues
Grafton, Wis., December 1929
Ishmon Bracey And New Orleans Nehi Boys: Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Kid Ernest Michall (clarinet); Charley Taylor (piano)
Pay Me No Mind
Grafton, Wis., December 1929
Ishmon Bracey And New Orleans Nehi Boys: Ishmon Bracey (vocal, guitar); Kid Ernest Michall (clarinet); Charley Taylor (piano)