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Blues From Detroit 1949-1954

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In the 1940s and 50s, Detroit boasted a vibrant blues and jazz scene, which was largely catered for by a handful of independent record labels, this compilation features two of Detroit's perhaps lesser-known lights, who nonetheless recorded excellent bodies of work.

Singer/guitarist Robert Henry "Baby Boy" Warren arrived in Detroit in 1944 from Louisiana, via Memphis, and became a popular club performer without ever giving up his day job. Warren's down-home styled sides appeared on labels like Staff, Sampson, Blue Lake, Drummond and producer Joe Von Battle's J-V-B.

Singer/guitarist L.C. Green, originally from Mississippi, was one of Detroit's more obscure artists, despite playing in a style similar to that of Detroit's Main Man, John Lee Hooker.

Green's sides were also recorded by Joe Von Battle, several of which were licensed to Dot Records for national distribution.


  1. Name
  2. My Special Friend Blues
  3. Nervy Woman Blues
  4. Lonesome Cabin Blues
  5. Don't Want No Skinny Woman
  6. Forgive Me Darling
  7. Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
  8. I Got Lucky
  9. Let's Renew Our Love
  10. Taxi Driver
  11. Bad Lover Blues
  12. Sanafee (Not Welcome Any More)
  13. Hello Stranger
  14. Chicken (Chuc-A-Luck)
  15. Baby Boy Blues
  16. Mattie Mae
  17. Santa Fe
  18. Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me
  19. Stop Breakin' Down
  20. Come Back Sugar Mama - L.C. Green
  21. Little Machine - L.C. Green
  22. When The Sun Is Shining - L.C. Green
  23. Hold Me In Your Arms - L.C. Green
  24. Little School Girl - L.C. Green
  25. Remember Way Back - L.C. Green
  26. 38 Pistol Blues - L.C. Green
  27. Mary Ann Blues - L.C. Green
  28. Going Down To The River Blues - L.C. Green
  29. Hastings Street Boogie - L.C. Green
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