I'm So Depressed (2:54)

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“It would be tempting to dismiss Abner Jay as a politically-incorrect anachronism, were it not for the obvious talent and intelligence with which he approaches his racially-charged material. By fearlessly accentuating the house Negro stereotypes that defined and imprisoned black performers in the post-Civil War South, Abner Jay is able to transcend them, exorcising the pain of his ancestry. Nowhere is this more clear than in the heart-breaking song “I’m So Depressed,” a track so beautiful and haunting that it floored me upon first listen. Beginning as a traditional-sounding blues lament, Jay’s voice suddenly shifts into a high lonesome wail, choking back tears and belting out a series of deeply felt emotional cries that express an ancient sadness.”
- Jonathan Dean of Subliminal Sounds

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