Albert Macon

b. February 15th, 1920 in Society Hill (Alabama)

d. May 12th, 1993 in Society Hill (Alabama)

Robert Thomas

b. 1929 in Hurtsboro County (Alabama)

d. ?

THE GEORGE MITCHELL COLLECTION vol.31 (EP)

Fat Possum

1980 - 1981

Associés depuis le début des années 50 jusqu'à leurs disparitions, Albert Macon et Robert Thomas sont tous deux guitaristes. Ils évoluèrent essentiellement dans les états de l'Alabama et de la Georgie malgré un voyage en Europe. Ces deux bluesmen furent découverts par l'ethnomusicologue George Mitchell au début des années 80. Grâce à lui, ils gravent une poignée de titres remarquables comme "Flat foot boogie", "Mama can I lay it down", "How can you do it". Albert Macon fut toute sa vie conducteur de bus scolaire. En revanche, on ne connait rien de la vie de son acolyte Robert Thomas.

Associated since the beginning of the fifties until their deaths, Albert Macon and Robert Thomas are both guitarists. They evolved mainly in Alabama and Georgia states despite a trip to Europe. These two bluesmen were discovered by the ethnomusicologist George Mitchell in the early 80's. Thanks to him, they record a handful of remarkable titles like "Flat foot boogie", "Mama can I lay it down", "How can you do it". Albert Macon was a school bus driver all his life. However, we do not know anything about the life of his sidekick Robert Thomas.

BLUES AND BOOGIE FROM ALABAMA

Swingmaster

August 1981

NATIONAL DOWN HOME FESTIVAL vol.3 (lp) / vol.2 (cd)

Southland

October 1984

Invités à ce festival organisé par George Mitchell, on retrouve dans ce recueil deux bons titres du duo Macon & Thomas : "She wanna do the boogie woogie", "My baby don't wear no drawers".

Invited at this festival organized by George Mitchell, we find in this collection two good titles of Macon & Thomas : "She wanna do the boogie woogie", "My baby don't wear no drawers".