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Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John


Download links and information about Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John by Peter Case. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, New Wave, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 41:07 minutes.

Artist: Peter Case
Release date: 2007
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, New Wave, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 41:07
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No. Title Length
1. Every 24 Hours 4:33
2. Million Dollars Bail 3:43
3. Underneath the Stars 3:51
4. Just Hangin' On 2:14
5. Ain't Gonna Worry No More 6:14
6. Palookaville 3:19
7. Get Away Blues 2:50
8. The Open Road Song 3:17
9. Somebrightmorningblues 3:44
10. I'm Gonna Change My Ways 3:25
11. That Soul Twist 3:57



Over the years Peter Case slowly but deliberately transformed from power-pop songwriter with strong Americana roots to a convincing elder acoustic bluesman. This quiet, elegant collection of wistful, bluesy acoustic story-songs features barebones playing and affecting sandpaper vocals (“Underneath the Stars,” “Ain’t Gonna Worry No More”) that support the strong, simple melodies. Case benefits from stripping songs to their barest essence. His 1993 release of traditional covers, Peter Case Sings Like Hell, packed a formidable, folk-blues punch and his 2007 release Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John (not a tribute to bluesman Sleepy John Estes though a spiritual connection is possible) evokes a similar solitary walk through Case’s past — this time with originals and one cover — where his guest musicians serve as ghosts along the road. Richard Thompson adds guitar and harmony vocal to “Every 24 Hours.” Duane Jarvis contributed guitar and percussion to “I’m Gonna Change My Ways.” Norm Hamlet adds pedal steel to the majestic album closer “That Soul Twist.” Timeless approach and results.