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Various - Down Home Blues Classics 1943-1953

£11.99 GBP
BVDCD1033

Format: 4CD

Four CD set featuring 100 tracks of rare great Classic Blues. 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.The years that saw out the 1940s and set the pace for the 1950s were both a Golden Age and a time of transition for blues. City blues, jump blues, rhythm & blues, call it what you will, was putting paid to the wild and wilful music being made in the bars and jooks of the Southern states. From Houston, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia, from Shreveport, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee but above all, in Mississippi, this was where the music's lifeblood flowed at its richest. Some of the stat's guitarists and harmonica players moved north to Chicago and Detroit. A similar pilgrimage journeyed up America's East Coast to New York to create another last bastion for a style of music that breathed its last as rock'n'roll was born. These four CDs capture the brilliance of those times and the many varieties of blues that enjoyed a late flowering more than 60 years ago.

Tracklisting

CD 1

  1. Little Mama Boogie (Big Mama Jump) - Thunder Smith
  2. Cross Country Blues - Frankie Lee Sims
  3. Hobo - J.D. Edwards
  4. Hole in the Wall - L.C. Williams
  5. Rock Island Blues - Leroy Ervin
  6. Alley Special - Wright Holmes
  7. Quinsella - Sonny Boy Johnson
  8. Hattie Green - Dr Hepcat
  9. Angel Chile - Andy Thomas
  10. Back to Santa Fe - Lee Hunter
  11. Rattlesnake Blues - Rattlesnake Cooper
  12. Mistreated Blues - Buddy Chiles
  13. No One to Love Me - Leroy Johnson
  14. Too Many Woman Blues - Willie Lane
  15. Locked in Jail Blues - Johnny "The Blind Boy" Beck
  16. Wee Wee Hours - Charles Bradix
  17. Forgive Me Blues - Jesse James
  18. Black Snake Blues - Monister Parker
  19. Neglected Woman - Alexander Herman Moore
  20. Gambling Blues - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
  21. Throw a Little Boogie - Manny Nichols
  22. Give Me Central 209 (Hello Central) - Lightnin' Hopkins
  23. Western Rider Blues - Soldier Boy Houston
  24. Take It Easy - Nathaniel Terry
  25. Sittin' Here Wonderin' - Luther "Rocky" Stoneham

CD 2

  1. Boogie - Snooky & Moody
  2. Hard Times - Floyd Jones
  3. Stop Messing Around - Walter Mitchell
  4. Cadillac Woman - Robert Richard
  5. Big City Blue - Big Maceo
  6. Please Don't Think I'm Nosey - Baby Boy Warren
  7. Notoriety Woman - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
  8. Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
  9. Cut That Out - Junior Wells
  10. Crawlin' King Snake - Tony Hollins
  11. Crying Won't Help You - Robert Nighthawk
  12. Soon One Morning - Rocky Fuller
  13. Mean Old World - Little Walter
  14. Tired of Crying Over You - Morris Pejoe
  15. It Was a Dream - John Brim
  16. The Last Time - Jimmy Rogers
  17. Sad Story - Blue Smitty & His String Men
  18. Little School Girl - L.C.Greene
  19. Something's Wrong with My Little Machine - Robert Henry
  20. Brutal Hearted Woman - Johnny Shines
  21. I'll Die Trying - J.B. Lenoir
  22. I'm Looking for a Woman - Little Hudson
  23. I'm the Boogie Man - John Lee Hooker
  24. She Fool Me - Harvey Jr. Hill
  25. High and Lonesome - Jimmy Reed

CD 3

  1. She's a Married Woman - Big Joe Williams
  2. How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
  3. Build Myself a Cave - Mr Honey
  4. Mr. Ticket Agent - Silver Cooks
  5. Creole Gal Blues - Edgar Blanchard
  6. Too Late Baby - Stick Horse Hammond
  7. Country Boy - Pee Wee Hughes
  8. Ardelle - David "Pete" Mckinley
  9. Cadillac Blues - J.D. Horton
  10. Schoolboy - Lost John Hunger
  11. Eyesight to the Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson II
  12. 1951 Blues - Luther Huff
  13. New Arrival - Eddie Jones
  14. Dust My Broom - Elmore James
  15. Catfish Blues - Bobo "Slim" Thomas
  16. Goin' Back to Mama - Clarence London
  17. Highway 80 Blues - Tommy Lee
  18. Western Union Man - Chicago Sunny Boy
  19. After Awhile - Papa Lightfoot
  20. Sweet Angel - Earl Hooker
  21. Seventy Four Blues - Willie Love
  22. Easy - Jimmy & Walter
  23. Take a Little Chance - Jimmy DeBerry
  24. Make a Little Love - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
  25. Goin' to New Orleans - Little Sammy Davis

CD 4

  1. Broome Street Blues - Skoodle-Dum-Do & Sheffield
  2. Black Jack Blues - Gabriel Brown
  3. Worried Man Blues - The Blues Boys
  4. Income Tax Blues - Ralph Willis
  5. Poor Little Angel - Dennis "Thug Child" McMillan
  6. Broke Down Engine Blues - Blind Willie McTell
  7. Applejack Boogie - Pinetop Slim
  8. Number Writer - Dan Pickett
  9. She's Gone - Big Boy Ellis
  10. Your Sweet Man Blues - Leroy Dallas
  11. Blues Mixture - Sticks McGhee
  12. Shackles Round My Body - Little David
  13. Ticket Agent - Curley Weaver
  14. I Got What My Daddy Likes - Marylin Scott
  15. Blinds Blues - John Lee
  16. Keep You Hands Off 'Er - Fred Holland/John Tinsley
  17. Awful Shame - Hank Kilroy
  18. Lizzie Lou - Doug Quattlebaum
  19. Rub a Little Boogie - Duke Bayou
  20. So Much Trouble - Brownie McGhee
  21. Wine Head Baby - Lazy Slim Jim
  22. Baby Let's Have Some Fun - Sonny Terry
  23. Rumors About My Baby - Willie Baker
  24. Gimme Your Bankroll - Square Walton
  25. Shake Baby Shake - Champion Jack Dupree