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Various - Down Home Blues Classics - Volume 2 Texas - 4CD Album

£9.99 GBP
BVDCD1031

Format: 4CD

Secret Records releases a 4 CD set featuring 100 tracks of rare great Blues from Texas; part of a series of CD sets featuring Blues artists from all over the USA, lovingly remastered from 78's, many never previously available on CD!

This is our second volume of Down Home Blues. We bring together the 'well known' to the 'scarcely remembered' finest exponents of this music from post-war 1950's Texas. Our first 100 track 4 CD volume of Down Home Blues contains 25 tracks from Texas, of which none are duplicated here. Acknowledged Blues historian Neil Slaven describes with his introductory chapter to that set, the atmosphere and the feel of the jook and the bars that made home to this no frills, hard driven blues scene - The Juke Joint. Neil continues here in his essay accompanying this set, exploring the world of Blues in Texas where we know everything is bigger and better! For Down Home Blues, it really was the richest source. This is the rich loam from which this compilation has sprung.
By now you might have realised that Texas Blues, in or out of the juke joint, is a fabulously mysterious and exciting genre to investigate. Hopefully, this generous compilation will inspire you to investigate further. Who knows what you might find? If it comes from Texas, it's bound to be good!

Tracklisting

CD1
Lightnin's Boogie/Lightnin' Hopkins

01. Lightnin' Hopkins - Katie Mae Blues (3:00)
02. Lightnin' Hopkins - Feel So Bad (2:39)
03. Lightnin' Hopkins - Short Haired Woman (2:24)
04. Lightnin' Hopkins - Let Me Play With Your Poodle (2:32)
05. Lightnin' Hopkins - Picture On The Wall (2:48)
06. Lightnin' Hopkins - Sugar Mama (2:42)
07. Lightnin' Hopkins - Someday Baby (2:39)
08. Lightnin' Hopkins - Abilene (2:26)
09. Lightnin' Hopkins - Shotgun (2:40)
10. Lightnin' Hopkins - Lonesome Home (2:43)
11. Lightnin' Hopkins - Tim Moore's Farm (2:39)
12. Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin's Boogie (2:48)
13. Lightnin' Hopkins - Automobile (2:46)
14. Lightnin' Hopkins - Jake Head Boogie (2:53)
15. Lightnin' Hopkins - One Kind Favor (2:50)
16. Lightnin' Hopkins - Gotta Move (2:40)
17. Lightnin' Hopkins - Long Way From Texas (3:02)
18. Lightnin' Hopkins - Dirty House (3:00)
19. Lightnin' Hopkins - Freight Train Blues (2:48)
20. Lightnin' Hopkins - Sad News From Korea (3:08)
21. Lightnin' Hopkins - Gone With The Wind (2:38)
22. Lightnin' Hopkins - Sittin' Down Thinkin' (2:43)
23. Lightnin' Hopkins - Don't Think 'Cause You're Pretty (2:38)
24. Lightnin' Hopkins - Sick Feeling Blues (2:13)
25. Lightnin' Hopkins - Had A Gal Called Sal (2:17)

CD2
Walking Talking Blues

01. West Texas Slim - Loudella (3:11)
02. Thunder Smith - Big Stars Are Falling (2:21)
03. Stick Horse Hammond - Alberta (2:49)
04. Frankie Lee Sims - Lucy Mae Blues (2:31)
05. Rattlesnake Cooper - Lost Woman Blues (2:58)
06. Mercy Dee - Lonesome Cabin Blues (2:42)
07. Lil' Son Jackson - Bad Whiskey, Bad Woman (2:09)
08. Smokey Hogg` - Worried Blues (3:10)
09. Willie Lane - Prowlin' Ground Hog (2:40)
10. Manny Nichols - Walking Talking Blues (2:38)
11. Sonny Boy Davis - Rhythm Blues (2:33)
12. L.C. Williams - Strike Blues (2:34)
13. Big Son Tillis - Rocks Is My Pillow (3:05)
14. Clarence Garlow - Bon Ton Roula (3:16)
15. Sunny James - Please Mam Forgive Me (2:40)
16. Wright Holmes - Drove From Home Blues (2:37)
17. Leroy Ervin - Blue, Black and Evil (2:47)
18. Pete McKinley - Mean Black Snake (2:39)
19. Manny Nichols - Tall Skinny Mama Blues (2:55)
20. Ernest Lewis - No More Lovin' (3:16)
21. Bill Simpson - Jelly Roll Man (3:00)
22. Soldier Boy Houston - Dallas Be Bop Blues (3:06)
23. Perry Cain - All The Way From Texas (2:16)
24. John Hogg - Black Snake Blues (2:28)
25. Buddy Chiles - Jet Black Woman (2:27)


CD3

Little Mae Belle

01. Frankie Lee Sims - Home Again Blues (2:49)
02. Lil' Son Jackson - Roberta Blues (2:29)
03. Texas Alexander - Crossroads (2:36)
04. Thunder Smith - Cruel Hearted Woman (2:29)
05. L.C. Williams - Boogie All The Time (2:36)
06. Ernest Lewis - Rosa Lee (3:06)
07. Stick Horse Hammond - Gamblin' Man (2:39)
08. Johnny Beck - You Gotta Lay Down Mama (2:35)
09. Manny Nichols - Worried Life (2:42)
10. Monister Parker - You Gonna Need Me (2:21)
11. Smokey Hogg - Misery Blues (2:37)
12. Country Slim - What Wrong Have I Done (3:13)
13. Mercy Dee - Ba-Ba-Du-Lay Blues (G.I. Fever) (2:49)
14. James Tisdom - Throw This Poor Dog A Bone (3:03)
15. Andy Thomas - My Baby Quit Me Blues (2:33)
16. The Sugarman - Which Woman Do I Love (2:10)
17. D.C. Washington - Happy Home Blues (3:03)
18. Willie Lane - Howlin' Wolf (2:42)
19. Miss Country Slim - In My Girlish Days (2:04)
20. Thunder Smith - Low Down Dirty Ways (2:51)
21. Andrew Thomas - Chicago Blues (2:22)
22. Big Son Tillis - Zetela Blues (2:59)
23. Sonny Boy Davis - I Don't Live Here No More (2:30)
24. Clarence Garlow - I'm In A Boogie Mood (2:54)
25. West Texas Slim - Little Mae Belle (3:10)

CD4
She's Gone with the Wind

01. Soldier Boy Houston - Hug Me Baby (2:37)
02. Lil' Son Jackson - Cairo Blues (2:49)
03. Leroy 'Country' Johnson - Log House On The Hill (2:51)
04. Manny Nichols - No One To Love Me (2:44)
05. Ernest Lewis - Shake 'Em On Down (3:22)
06. Thunder Smith - Santa Fe Blues (2:13)
07. Big Son & Lillian Tillis - Ten Long Years (2:47)
08. Stick Horse Hammond - Highway 51 (2:55)
09. Lil' Son Jackson - Freedom Train Blues (2:41)
10. Frankie Lee Sims - Single Man Blues (2:53)
11. James Tisdom - Last Affair Blues (3:22)
12. Wright Holmes - Good Road Blues (2:35)
13. Manny Nichols - Forgive Me (2:49)
14. Andrew Thomas - I Love My Baby (2:26)
15. Sunny James - Excuse Me Baby (2:36)
16. Luther Stoneham - January 11, 1949 Blues (2:37)
17. David Pete McKinley - Shreveport Blues (2:46)
18. John Hogg - Worrying Blues (2:35)
19. Willie Lane - Black Cat Rag (2:36)
20. Ernest Lewis - West Coast Blues (3:01)
21. Mercy Dee - Evil And Hanky (2:44)
22. L.C. Williams - Black Woman (2:36)
23. Soldier Boy Houston - Lawyer Houston Blues (2:43)
24. The Sugarman - She's Gone With The Wind (2:01)
25. Stick Horse Hammond - Truck 'Em On Down (2:39)