From sublime bottleneck guitar and upbeat rags to classic songster tunes and hokum, this Rough Guide highlights the many different facets of country blues, with tracks by blues legends including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Skip James and many, many more.
Featuring the greatest names in country blues including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt, this album is an incredibly diverse selection of tracks including bottleneck guitar playing, upbeat rags, classic songster tunes and holy blues. It’s an album which traces the development of country blues during its 1920s/1930s heyday.
Tracks: Skip James - Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues / Blind Willie McTell - Georgia Rag / Blind Willie Johnson - God Moves On The Water / Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink Of Water Blues / Big Bill Boonzy - How You Want It Done? / Robert Wilkins - That’s No Way To Get Along / Frank Stokes - I Got Mine / Barbecue Bob - Honey You Don’t Know My Mind / Bukka White - Sic ‘Em Dogs On / Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues / Blind Blake - Come On Boys Let’s Do That Messin’ Around / Charley Patton - A Spoonful Blues / Mississippi Sheiks - Sittng On Top Of The World / Mississippi John Hurt - Ain’t No Tellin’ / Blind Lemon Jefferson - Jack O’Diamonds (Take 2) / Blind Boy Fuller - Mama Let Me Lay It On You / Willie Brown - Future Blues / Clarence Greene - Johnson City Blues / Reverend Gary Davis - The Great Change In Me / Son House - My Black Mama - Part 1 / Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe - New Dirty Dozen / Furry Lewis - Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee / Cannon’s Jug Stompers - Walk Right In / Dick Jusice - Cocaine / Leadbelly - Packin’ Trunk Blues