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Classic blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Author: Sonny TerryBrownie McGheeBig Bill BroonzyMemphis SlimWillie DixonAll authors
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, [2003] ℗2003
Series: Pure gold hits.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The blues is a sound forged in hard times but powerful enough to bring on the good times. This collection covers nearly half a century of blues with styles including Delta, St. Louis, and Chicago blues by some of the genre's biggest legends.
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Genre/Form: Blues (Music)
Music
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sonny Terry; Brownie McGhee; Big Bill Broonzy; Memphis Slim; Willie Dixon; Vera Hall; K C Douglas; Roosevelt Sykes; Leadbelly; Etta Baker; Son House; Champion Jack Dupree; Pink Anderson; Edith Johnson; Henry Brown; Big Joe Williams; Cat Iron; Gary Davis; Lightnin' Hopkins; Josh White; Henry Townsend; Honeyboy Edwards; Little Brother Montgomery; Elizabeth Cotten; Lonnie Johnson; Chambers Brothers,
ISBN: 6307499184 9786307499181
OCLC Number: 51936278
Notes: "This compilation ... spans half a century and features Delta, St. Louis, Southwest, and Chicago styles"--Container.
Previously released recordings.
Compact disc.
Program, biographical, and historical notes by Barry Lee Pearson (22 pages : portraits) inserted in container.
Credits: Compiled and annotated by Barry Lee Pearson.
Performer(s): Various performers.
Description: 1 audio disc (73 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (22 pages : portraits).
Contents: Old Jabo (Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee) (2:11) --
Mule-ridin' blues (Big Bill Broonzy) (3:43) --
Joggie boogie (Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon) (3:25) --
Black woman (Vera Hall) (1:24) --
Mercury blues (K.C. Douglas) (2:18) --
Ran the blues out of my window (Roosevelt Sykes) (2:54) --
Leaving blues (Lead Belly) (2:21) --
One dime blues (Etta Baker) (3:43) --
County farm blues (Son House) (2:08) --
Clog dance (Stomping blues) (Champion Jack Dupree) (1:59) --
Boll weevil (Pink Anderson) (3:03) --
Nickel's worth of liver (Edith North Johnson & Henry Brown) (2:40) --
Don't leave me here (Big Joe Williams) (2:40) --
Jimmy Bell (Cat Iron) (2:17) --
Candy man (Reverend Gary Davis) (2:32) --
Beer drinking woman (Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon) (2:30) --
Come go home with me (Lightnin' Hopkins) (3:51) --
Careless love (Josh White) (3:20) --
I asked her if she loved me (Henry Townsend) (2:52) --
Rising sun (Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry) (2:40) --
Pony blues (David "Honeyboy" Edwards) (3:26) --
Vicksburg blues (Little Brother Montgomery) (3:59) --
Vastapol (Elizabeth Cotten) (2:09) --
Drifting along blues (Lonnie Johnson) (2:56) --
Oh baby, you don't have to go (the Chambers Brothers) (2:46) --
Don't lie buddy (Lead Belly and Josh White) (2:21).
Series Title: Pure gold hits.

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The blues is a sound forged in hard times but powerful enough to bring on the good times. This collection covers nearly half a century of blues with styles including Delta, St. Louis, and Chicago blues by some of the genre's biggest legends.

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