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|Document Type:||Sound Recording, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Frederic Ramsey, Jr.; Blind Willie Johnson; Vera Hall; Blind Lemon Jefferson; Ma Rainey; King Oliver; Gertrude Perkins; Jimmy Yancey; Jelly Roll Morton; Nolan Welsh; Louis Armstrong; Richard M Jones; Bessie Smith; Georgia Jazz Band.; King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.; Jelly Roll Morton Trio.; Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra.; Hot Five.; Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings.
|Notes:||Smithsonian Folkways: FJ 2802; F-2802 on container.
Originally issued as analog disc on Folkways Records: FJ 2802, 1950.
Enhanced compact disc.
Program notes by Ramsey ( p.) are included as a PDF file on the disc or are available online at: www.smithsonianglobalsound.org.
|Credits:||Edited and with a foreword by Frederic Ramsey, Jr.|
|Event notes:||Recorded 1923-48.|
|Description:||1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Dark was the night (Blind Willie Johnson, vocal, with guitar) (3:27) --
Black woman (Vera Hall, vocal) (1:26) --
Black snake moan (Blind Lemon Jefferson, vocal, with guitar) (2:54) --
Misery blues (Ma Rainey, vocal, with her Georgia Band) (2:42) --
Working man's blues (King Oliver, cornet, with his Creole Jazz Band) (3:04) --
No easy rider blues (Gertrude Perkins, vocal, with guitar, piano and tuba) (3:27) --
Lord, I just can't keep from crying (Blind Willie Johnson, vocal, with guitar and female "helpers") (3:09) --
How long blues (Jimmy Yancey, piano) (4:00) --
Mr. Jelly Lord (Jelly Roll Morton Trio) (2:55) --
Birdewell [i.e. Bridwell] blues (Nolan Welsh, vocal, with Louis Armstrong, cornet and Richard M. Jones, piano) (3:39) --
Careless love (Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra) (3:11) --
Mean old bed bug blues (Bessie Smith, vocal, with piano and guitar) (3:18) --
I'm not rough (Louis Armstrong, vocal and cornet, with his Hot Five) (3:06).
|Series Title:||Smithsonian Folkways archival.|