The Rough Guide to Hillbilly Blues

Various Artists

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Blues, Country-Blues
World Music Network
January 27, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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A diverse selection of tracks which highlights how early white country musicians were heavily influenced by the blues. Includes tracks by early country music pioneers Jimmie Rodgers, Charlie Poole and Dock Boggs. The album has been lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques.

When the Country blues was first recorded in the mid-1920s, it was not only played and appreciated by African-Americans but also by white performers and audiences alike. During this time, it was common practice for record companies to separate the music of the American South into two categories: the 'race' series, aimed at a black audience; and the 'hillbilly' series, aimed at white audiences. This division along racial lines was in fact superficial, as black and white musicians shared much with respect to genre and repertoire and the separation of the two on commercial recordings grew out of the prejudices of record companies. Often overlooked is the fact that there was a huge amount of musical exchange and interaction between white and black musicians at this time.

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Key Value
Catalogue number RGNET1357CD
Barcode 0605633135725
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 36g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 4mm x 126mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Roy Harvey & Jess Johnson - Guitar Rag -
2. Allen Brothers - Bow Wow Blues -
3. Dick Justice - Cocaine -
4. Dock Boggs - Down South Blues -
5. Frank Hutchison - Stackalee -
6. Jimmie Rodgers - Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8) -
7. Chris Bouchillon - Born in Hard Luck -
8. Clarence Greene - Johnson City Blues -
9. Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers - If The River Was Whiskey -
10. Sam McGee - Buck Dancer's Choice -
11. Darby And Tarlton - Slow Wicked Blues -
12. Walter Smith - The Cat's Got The Measles And The Dog's Got Whoopin’ Cough -
13. Larry Hensley - Match Box Blues -
14. Bayless Rose - Black Dog Blues -
15. South Georgia Highballers - Blue Grass Twist -
16. Dixon Brothers - Weave Room Blues -
17. Tom Ashley - Haunted Road Blues -
18. John Dilleshaw & The String Marvel - Spanish Fandango -
19. Cliff Carlisle - Trouble Minded Blues -
20. Riley Puckett - The Darkey's Wail -
21. Williamson Brothers & Curry - Lonesome Road Blues -
22. Lester McFarland - K.C. Whistle Blues -
23. David Miller - Cannon Ball Rag -
24. Narmour & Smith - The New Carroll County Blues - No. 1 -
25. Emry Arthur - Reuben, Oh Reuben -