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The roots of rap : classic recordings from the 1920's and 30's.

Author: Blind Willie JohnsonLuke JordanFrankie Half Pint JaxonHenry ThomasWillie WalkerAll authors
Publisher: [United States?] : Yazoo, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Popular music : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compilation of blues, country, gospel, and other songs from the 1920s and 1930s with spoken cadences that pre-dated, and influenced, rap music.
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Genre/Form: Music
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Blind Willie Johnson; Luke Jordan; Frankie Half Pint Jaxon; Henry Thomas; Willie Walker; Red Henderson; Speckled Red; Jimmie Davis; Leroy Carr; Edward W Clayborn; Frank Hutchison; Blind Willie McTell; Lonnie Glosson; Kansas City Kitty.; Thomas Andrew Dorsey; Pine Top Smith; Memphis Minnie; Allen Brothers (Country music group); Memphis Jug Band.; Butterbeans & Susie (Musical group); Beale Street Sheiks.; Dilly and His Dill Pickles.; Dixieland Jug Blowers.
OCLC Number: 35571395
Notes: " ... Compiled from extremely rare old 78s, which have been remastered to produce the best possible sound"--Container.
Compact disc.
Biographical and program notes by Don Kent ([8] p.)--inserted in container.
Performer(s): Various performers, including Blind Willie Johnson, Pine Top Smith, Memphis Jug Band, Butterbeans and Susie, Seven Foot Dilly & his Dill Pickles, Dixieland Jug Blowers, Jimmie Davis, Blind Willie McTell, and others.
Event notes: Recorded between 1920 and 1940.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: If I had my way I'd tear this building down (Blind Willie Johnson) --
Cocaine blues (Luke Jordan) --
Bow wow blues (Allen Brothers) --
Jive man blues (Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon) --
Jonah in the wilderness (Henry Thomas) --
South Carolina rag (Willie Walker) --
Whitewash Station (Memphis Jug Band) --
Automobile ride through Alabama (Red Henderson) --
The Dirty Dozen no. 2 (Speckled Red) --
"Tain't none o' your business (Butterbeans & Susie) --
It's a good thing (Beale Street Sheiks) --
She's a hum dum dinger (Jimmie Davis) --
Papa's on the house top (Leroy Carr) --
Let that liar alone (Rev. Edward W. Clayborn) --
Back in my home town (Frank Hutchinson) --
Track linin (T.C.I. Section Crew) --
Atlanta strut (Blind Willie McTell) --
Arkansas hard luck blues (Lonnie Glosson) --
How can you have the blues? (Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom) --
Pickin' off peanuts (Seven Foot Dilly & his Dill Pickles) --
Nobody knows you when you're down and out (Pine Top Smith) --
When I stopped running I was at home (Dixieland Jug Blowers) --
Frankie Jean (Memphis Minnie).

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A compilation of blues, country, gospel, and other songs from the 1920s and 1930s with spoken cadences that pre-dated, and influenced, rap music.

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