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Various – Mountain Blues – Blues, Ballads & String Bands 1927-1938 – 4 CD

22,50 18,15

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Track Listing:

CD1:
Larry Hensley: 1. Match Box Blues - 2:56   Cobb & Underwood: 2. Black Snake Moan - 2:36   Clarence Green: 3. Johnson City Blues - 3:00   The Dixie Ramblers: 4. Franklin County Blues - 2:41   South Georgia Highballers: 5. Blue Grass Twist - 2:50   South Georgia Highballers: 6. Bibb County Grind - 2:48   Frankie Marvin: 7. Barber's Blues - 2:34   8. Dust Pan Blues - 3:13   Gene Autry & Frankie Marvin: 9. I'm Blue and Lonesome - 3:28   Gene Autry: 10. Do Right Daddy Blues - 3:21   11. Black Bottom Blues - 3:07   12. The Rheumatism Blues - 2:28   13. Do Right Daddy Blues - 3:08   Bill Cox & Cliff Hobbs: 14. Oozlin' Daddy Blues - 2:56   15. Kansas City Blues - 2:48   Bill Cox: 16. Long Chain Charlie Blues - 2:47   17. Georgia Brown Blues - 2:47   18. Got the Drunken Blues - 2:44   19. NRA Blues - 2:54   Lonnie Glosson: 20. Arkansas Hard Luck Blues - 2:44   Hershal Brown: 21. New Talking Blues - 3:20   Riley Puckett: 22. Puckett Blues - 2:51   23. I Get the Blues When It Rains - 2:31   Bowman Sisters: 24. Old Lonesome Blues - 2:57   The Carolina Buddies: 25. Mistreated Blues - 3:08

CD2:
Dick Justice: 1. Cocaine - 3:05   2. Brown Skin Blues - 3:13   3. Old Black Dog - 2:58   Dick Justice & Reese Jarvis: 4. Poca River Blues - 2:59   Slim Smith: 5. Bread Line Blues - 3:23   Crowder Brothers: 6. Depot Blues - 2:44   Clarence Ashley: 7. Dark Holler Blues - 2:58   8. Haunted Road Blues - 3:15   Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster: 9. Bay Rum Blues - 2:58   10. East Virginia Blues - 2:58   Gwen Foster: 11. Wilkes County Blues - 3:19   Walter Davis & Gwen Foster: 12. Crooked Creek Blues - 2:52   The Carver Boys: 13. Sisco Harmonica Blues - 3:01   14. Wang Wang Harmonica Blues - 2:57   Chuck Darling: 15. Blowing Blues - 3:12   Kyle Wooten: 16. Choking Blues - 3:23   Palmer McAbee: 17. Lost Boy Blues - 2:54   Carroll County Revellers: 18. Georgia Wobble Blues - 3:11   Samantha Bumgarner: 19. The Worried Blues - 2:55   Fiddlin' Doc Roberts: 20. Carroll County Blues - 2:37   21. Cumberland Blues - 2:50   Asa Martin & His Kentucky Hillbillies: 22. Lonesome, Broke and Weary - 2:28   The Georgia Crackers: 23. Stockade Blues - 3:11   The Callahan Brothers: 24. Brown's Ferry Blues #2 - 3:08   Homer "Bill" Callahan: 25. Rattle Snake Daddy - 3:04

CD3:
The Carolina Tar Heels: 1. Farm Girl Blues - 2:44   2. Apron String Blues - 3:19   3. I Don't Like the Blues No How - 3:08   Buster & Jack: 4. Cross Tie Blues - 2:44   5. Pouring Down Blues - 2:51   W.T. Narmour & S.W. Smith: 6. Carroll County Blues - 3:01   7. Tequila Hop Blues - 3:27   Nations Brothers: 8. Bankhead Blues - 2:49   9. Railroad Blues - 2:57   Byrd Moore: 10. Jake Legs Blues - 3:11   Byrd Moore & Jess Johnson: 11. Killin' Blues - 3:07   Reaves White County Ramblers: 12. Hesitation Blues - 2:54   13. Strawberry Blues - 3:22   Buck Mountain Band: 14. Don't Let the Blues Get You Down - 3:02   15. Yodeling Blues - 2:58   Perry County Music Makers: 16. I'm Sad and Blue - 2:42   Lemuel Turner: 17. Way Down Yonder Blues - 3:12   18. Jake Bottle Blues - 3:12   Dupree's County Boys: 19. 12th Street Blues - 3:13   The Roane County Ramblers: 20. Hometown Blues - 3:10   Lowe Stokes: 21. Unexplained Blues - 3:19   22. Left All Alone Again Blues - 2:55   23. Bone Dry Blues - 3:13   The Leake County Revelers: 24. Dry Town Blues - 2:53   25. Leake County Blues - 3:05

CD4:
The Prairie Ramblers: 1. Deep Elem Blues - 3:20   2. Kentucky Blues - 2:46   3. Go Easy Blues - 2:46   Three Tobacco Tags: 4. V.B. Blues - 2:09   5. Reno Blues - 2:38   6. Jersey Bull Blues - 2:57   Moatsville String Ticklers: 7. Moatsville Blues - 2:54   New Roanoke Jug Band: 8. Triangle Blues - 3:07   Mike Shaw's Alabama Entertainers: 9. Tennessee River Bottom Blues - 3:15   Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers: 10. Blues in a Bottle - 3:25   Oscar Ford, Jr.: 11. Married Life Blues - 2:54   Freeny Harmonisers: 12. Travellin' Blues - 2:24   Kentucky Ramblers: 13. Ginseng Blues - 2:49   Kentucky String Ticklers: 14. Stove Pipe Blues - 3:23   15. Leaving Here Blues - 3:35   16. Tipple Blues - 3:29   J.W. Spangler & Dave Pearson: 17. Patrick County Blues - 3:07   George Edgin's Corn Dodgers: 18. Cold Penitentiary Blues - 3:14   Ashley's Melody Men: 19. Bath House Blues - 2:53   20. I Never Felt So Blue - 3:09 Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers: 21. John Henry Blues - 3:11   Dykes Magic City Trio: 22. Huckleberry Blues - 3:05   Rodgers & Nicholson: 23. Worried Man Blues - 3:00   Bud Landress: 24. Rip Van Winkle Blues - 2:56   Richard Burnett & Leonard Rutherford: 25. All Night Long Blues - 3:10

Reviews:

1. AllMusic - Steve Leggett
Country has been called the white man's blues, but the phrase has probably only been truly accurate when applied to the so-called hillbilly records from the 1920s and 1930s, the period and genre covered by this four-disc, 100-track anthology from JSP. Not that everything here is actually blues (the string band selections in particular are really dance reels that happened to have the word "blues" in the title), and a fair portion of these cuts don't have any real geographical association with the Southern mountains, either, but you have to give a box set a title, so Mountain Blues it is. With hindsight, a lot of these performances seem a bit generic, but there is a lot here, as well, that is startling in its freshness, even at a 75-year distance. Disc A gives us "Blue Grass Twist" (which isn't bluegrass, mind you) by the South Georgia Highballers, featuring some amazing guitar work from Vander Everidge and some stylish, almost pop guitar from Riley Puckett (best known for his work in the Skillet Lickers string band) on "I Get the Blues When It Rains." Disc B presents Slim Smith's jaunty "Bread Line Blues," Clarence Ashley's spooky modal banjo classic "Dark Hollow Blues," and Samantha Bumgarner's fragile singing and strong banjo on "The Worried Blues," a version of "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad." Highlights of the third disc include the steel guitar work of Lemuel Turner on "Way Down Yonder Blues" and "Jake Bottle Blues," and the zither playing of Nonnie Smith (who would enjoy a bit of a musical revival 40 years later in the 1970s) on the Perry County Music Makers' "I'm Sad and Blue." The final disc features the amazing sound of Texas fiddle master Prince Albert Hunt on "Blues in a Bottle" (which the Lovin' Spoonful -- minus the fiddle -- would cover successfully in the 1960s) and closes with the venerable guitar-and-fiddle team of Richard Burnett and Leonard Rutherford on "All Night Long Blues." Perhaps a bit too extensive for the casual listener, Mountain Blues will certainly please collectors and historians interested in the era covered, and it's difficult to imagine a more comprehensive set of white blues 78s. The liner notes are a bit on the brief side, but they cover the basics, although the track notes that list the players and instruments aren't always accurate. Still, there's so much music here, it's hard to quibble.

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