You See Me Laughin
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In 1991, Matthew Johnson was an on-and-off college student who in his spare time wrote record reviews for Living Blues magazine. Johnson liked the raw, primitive sound of rural Mississippi blues, but was disappointed that so little of it was being committed to record; after discovering a juke joint in Holly Springs, MS, where proprietor Junior Kimbrough and his friend R.L. Burnside played raucous, electrified country blues til the break of dawn, Johnson decided the music should be committed to tape. Using 400 dollars left over from a student loan, Johnson started Fat Possum Records, and began… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A churning, affectionate group portrait, a cinematic pendant to a New Yorker piece Jay McInerney wrote about Fat Possum a few years back."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"It introduces us to the Fat Possum label's roster of self-taught players against a backdrop of poverty and otherworldly Delta remoteness."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
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