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Trouble In Mind / Livin' With The Blues

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Trouble In Mind / Livin' With The Blues
Trouble In Mind / Livin' With The Blues


This compilation pairs up lifelong political activist and Blues/Jazz/Folk singer Barbara Dane's first two LPs, 'Trouble in Mind' (1957) and 'Livin' With The Blues' (1959), plus a trio of contemporaneous bonus tracks, recorded in 1956. For many years her early recordings were unavailable in any format; this is the first time these sides have been thus paired up.

Dane - namechecked by the likes of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, etc, and routinely compared with Bessie Smith - commenced her recording career in 1956.

Possessor of an extraordinary voice, in 1958 Time Magazine described her: "The voice is pure, rich and carries the dusky legato that still echoes the New Orleans of forty years ago... as rare as a 20 carat diamond."

Described as "America's Great Lost/Forgotten Icon", she is only now, belatedly, receiving due acknowledgement. Barbara still records and performs occasionally; in 2017 she headlined a gig at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, in honour of her 90th birthday.


  1. Name
  2. Special Delivery Blues
  3. Ain't Nobody Got The Blues Like Me
  4. Trouble In Mind
  5. Misery Blues
  6. Mighty Rumbling Blues
  7. See See Rider
  8. Good Morning Blues
  9. Oh Papa Blues
  10. Prescription For The Blues
  11. Muddy Water
  12. Livin' With The Blues
  13. How Long, How Long Blues
  14. If I Could Be With You
  15. In The Evenin'
  16. Bye Bye Blackbird
  17. Hundred Years From Today
  18. Mecca Flat Blues
  19. Why Don't You Do It Right
  20. I Loves You Porgy
  21. Since I Fell For You
  22. Good Mornin' Blues
  23. Glory Of Love
  24. How Long Blues
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