Various – Blues Links – Vaudeville & Rural Blues 1919–1941 – 4CD

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A fascinating compilation exploring the interaction between the Urban, Vaudeville Blues and Country Blues performers.

This music used to be called 'Classic Blues', it's the music of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey and dozens of other women singers of the 1920's. But there was amazing interaction between the Urban and Rural, sophisticated and raw. This 4 Cd set explores this in depth. Compiled by Max Haymes it's an expert's take on the amazing burst of creativity of the 1920's blues scene in all its rich glory and vast musical spectrum.

The Blues' rural beginnings in the last years of the 19th Century was followed by an early urbanized form, termed later in the 20th Century as 'Classic Blues'. This did not adequately describe recordings which ranged from the truly classic to material more at home on the music hall and vaudeville stages. Blues, of course, was a hybrid - stemming from such sources as the field songs of the Deep South, tent show songs, and the vaudeville and music hall performers of early Twenties ragtime - virtually every Classic singer owed a debt to music hall and cabaret. As singer and critic George Melly put it, ...there is a proportion of the worthless, the mechanical, the contrived, but there is also a gaiety, a vitality, a sense of good time. Improbably, Vaudeville Blues was dominated by female singers, some of them staggeringly charismatic and self-confident. Its peak of popularity ran from 1920 until the middle of the decade. Only a handful of artists continued making records after the onslaught of the Great Depression. Here is a selection of the best, expertly compiled and annotated by historian and enthusiast Max Haymes.

Track Listing:

CD1:
Margaret Carter: 1. I Want Plenty Grease In My Frying Pan - 2:44   2. Come Get Me Papa, Before I Faint - 2:50   Margaret Johnson: 3. Mama, Papa Don't Wanna Come Home - 3:18   4. Who'll Chop Your Suey (When I'm Gone) - 3:24   Mamie Smith: 5. Crazy Blues - 3:27   Buddy Boy Hawkins: 6. Snatch It Back Blues - 3:04   Ora Brown: 7. Twe Twa Twa Blues - 2:56   Ethel Ridley: 8. Memphis Tennessee - 3:08   Ora Alexander: 9. You've Got To Save That Thing - 3:13   Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug Band: 10. Save Me Some - 2:50   Big Bill Broonzy & Memphis Slim: 11. Conversation With the Blues - 2:36   Lucille Bogan: 12. Kind Stella Blues - 2:42   13. Chirpin' the Blues - 2:44   Alberta Hunter: 14. Chirping the Blues - 3:05   Charley Patton: 15. Pea Vine Blues - 3:05   16. Magnolia Blues - 3:04   Viola McCoy: 17. Chirpin' the Blues - 3:05   Bessie Smith: 18. Sorrowful Blues - 3:21   Charlie Manson: 19. Nineteen Women Blues - 3:06   Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds: 20. Fare Thee Honey Blues - 2:44   Robert Johnson: 21. Walkin' Blues - 2:31   Ida May Mack: 22. Goodbye Rider - 3:06   Luke Jordan: 23. My Gal's Done Quit Me - 3:01   Luella Miller: 24. Frisco Blues - 2:49   Alberta Hunter: 25. He's a Darn Good Man (To Have Hanging 'Round) - 2:54   Willie Brown: 26. Future Blues - 3:00

CD2:
Flo Bert: 1. Don't Take Away Those Blues - 3:28   Julia Moody: 2. Good Man Sam - 3:18   Robert Wilkins: 3. Rolling Stone, Pt. 1 - 2:54   Anna Meyers & The Original Memphis Five: 4. 'Taint Nobody's Biz-Iness If I Do - 3:08   Mississippi John Hurt: 5. Nobody's Dirty Business - 2:54   Bert Williams: 6. It's Nobody's Business But My Own - 2:49   Martha Copeland: 7. The Penetrating Blues - 3:24   Fanny May Goosby: 8. Grievous Blues - 3:12   Blind Willie McTell: 9. Broke Down Engine Blues - 3:07   Leona Williams: 10. Uncle Bud (Bugle Blues) - 3:10   Tampa Red: 11. Uncle Bud (Dog-Gone Him) - 2:40   Texas Alexander: 12. Penitentiary Moan Blues - 3:08   Mamie Smith & Harlem Trio: 13. Kansas City Man Blues - 3:20   Clara Smith: 14. Kansas City Man Blues - 3:24   15. Levee Camp Moan Blues - 3:08   Lead Belly: 16. I'm All Out and Down - 5:23   Edna Winston: 17. I Got a Mule To Ride - 3:14   Kokomo Arnold: 18. The Mule Laid Down and Died - 2:55   Clara Smith: 19. For Sale (Hannah Johnson's Jack Ass) - 3:02   Bertha "Chippie" Hill: 20. Low Land Blues - 2:49   Charley Lincoln: 21. Jealous Hearted Blues - 3:37 Ma Rainey & Her Georgia Jazz Band: 22. Jealous Hearted Blues - 3:12   Lena Wilson Jazz Masters: 23. The Wicked Fives Blues - 2:59   Mary Stafford & Her Jazz Band: 24. Strut Miss Lizzie - 2:40   Whistler & His Jug Band: 25. Vamps of '28' - 2:45

CD3:
Papa Charlie Jackson: 1. Salty Dog Blues - 3:06   Clara Smith: 2. Salty Dog - 3:25   Kokomo Arnold: 3. Salty Dog - 2:50   Papa Charlie Jackson: 4. Mister Man, Pt. 2 - 2:45   Daisy Martin & Five Jazz Bell Hops: 5. Spread Yo' Stuff - 2:50   Furry Lewis: 6. Black Gypsy Blues - 2:49   Sara Martin & Clarence Williams' Blue Five: 7. Eagle Rock Me Papa - 2:51   Virginia Liston: 8. Sally Long Blues - 3:01   Essie Whitman & Jazz Masters: 9. If You Don't Believe I Love You - 2:56   Henry Thomas: 10. Bull-Doze Blues - 3:26   Ishmon Bracey: 11. Trouble Hearted Blues - 3:23   Memphis Jug Band: 12. Stealin' Stealin' - 2:58   Edna Hicks: 13. Squawkin' the Blues - 3:12   Edna Hicks & Porter Grainger's Sawin' Three: 14. Hard Luck Blues - 2:44   Sleepy John Estes: 15. Drop Down Mama - 3:11   Monette Moore: 16. Gulf Coast Blues - 3:07   Edna Hicks & Porter Grainger's Sawin' Three: 17. Poor Me Blues - 3:13   Hound Head Henry: 18. Cryin' Blues - 3:00   Charley Patton: 19. Poor Me - 3:00   Walter Davis: 20. M&O Blues No. 3 (My Baby Called The Police) - 2:50   Ma Rainey & Her Georgia Jazz Band: 21. Booze & Blues - 3:10   Charley Patton: 22. Tom Rushen Blues - 3:08   George Williams: 23. A Woman Gets Tired of One Man All the Time - 3:08   Stovepipe No. 1: 24. A Woman Gets Tired of One Man All the Time - 3:15   Ida Cox & Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders: 25. Blues Ain't Nothin' Else But! - 3:12   Robert Johnson: 26. Preachin' Blues - 2:52

CD4:
Joe "Jackson Joe" Williams: 1. Haven't Seen No Whiskey - 3:26   Bessie Tucker: 2. Mean Old Master Blues - 3:05   Esther Bigeou: 3. Stingaree Blues (a Down Home Blues) - 3:04   Mary H. Bradford: 4. Waco Texas Blues - 2:48   Papa Harvey Hull: 5. Hey Lawdy Mama - the France Blues - 3:01   Wesley Wilson, Coot Grant & Fletcher Henderson Orchestra: 6. Find Me At The Greasy Spoon (If You Miss Me Here) - 2:59   Grant & Wilson: 7. Scoop It - 2:44   Blind Willie McTell: 8. Mama, Let Me Scoop For You - 3:09   Butterbeans & Susie: 9. Bow Legged Papa - 3:08   Ida Cox & Lovie Austin's Serenaders: 10. How Can I Miss You When I've Got Dead Aim - 2:43   Will Bennett: 11. Railroad Bill - 2:59   Martha Copeland: 12. Hard Headed Mama - 3:06   Viola McCoy: 13. 'Git' Goin' - 2:39   Lucille Hegamin & Her Blue Flame Syncopaters: 14. He May Be Your Man (But He Comes To See Me Sometimes) - 3:10   Sam Collins: 15. Devil In the Lion's Den - 2:43   Edna Hicks: 16. Uncle Sam Blues - 2:57   Alberta Hunter: 17. Everybody Mess Around - 3:19   Barbecue Bob: 18. Twistin' Your Stuff - 3:12   Trixie Smith: 19. Don't Shake It No More - 3:02   Memphis Jug Band: 20. Fouth Street Mess Around - 3:19   Rosa Henderson: 21. How Come You Do Me Like You Do - 3:17   Clifford Gibson: 22. Beat You Doing It - 3:10    Viola McCoy: 23. Slow Up Papa - 2:27   Barbecue Bob: 24. Honey You're Going Too Fast - 3:02   Rosa Henderson: 25. Penitentiary Bound Blues - 2:58   Blind Willie McTell: 26. Death Cell Blues - 3:08

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