The Rough Guide to Holy Blues

Various Artists

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Blues, Country-Blues
World Music Network
September 29, 2017

Format: Compact Disc



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This is a must-have album for blues and guitar enthusiasts. Includes many lesser known gems by artists shrouded in mystery. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques, the album brings to the fore hidden masterpieces that need to be heard.

A musical exploration of the close ties between gospel music and the blues. It highlights how the huge musical influence of the church had a profound impact on the blues.

The album includes tracks by many blues legends including Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Mississippi John Hurt, and features the legendary guitar evangelists Blind Willie Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis.

A particular highlight is Blind Willie and Kate McTell's classic duet "God Don't Like It', which warns us about hypocritical preachers, and like all the featured tracks goes to prove how blues and gospel, at once close relatives and mutual enemies, are above all musically complementary.

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Key Value
Catalogue number RGNET1360CD
Barcode 0605633136029
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 37g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 4mm x 126mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Reverend Gary Davis - The Angels Message To Me -
2. Blind Willie Johnson - Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying -
3. Bukka White - I Am In The Heavenly Way -
4. Skip James - Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader -
5. Blind Roosevelt Graves And Brother - Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus) -
6. Blind Willie And Kate McTell - God Don't Like It -
7. Mississippi John Hurt - Blessed Be The Name -
8. Blind Joe Taggart - God’s Gonna Separate The Wheat From The Tares -
9. Blind Lemon Jefferson - He Arose From The Dead -
10. Rev. Edward W. Clayborn - This Time Another Year You May Be Gone -
11. Bull City Red - I Saw The Light -
12. Charley Patton And Bertha Lee - Oh Death -
13. Josh White - Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed -
14. Blind Mamie Forehand - Honey In The Rock -
15. Barbecue Bob - Jesus’ Blood Can Make Me Whole -
16. Blind Willie Davis - I Believe I'll Go Back Home -
17. Mother McCollum - You Can't Hide -
18. Jaybird Coleman - I'm Gonna Cross The River Of Jordan - Some O' These Days -
19. Blind Gussie Nesbit - Pure Religion -
20. Louis Washington - Run Sinner Run -
21. Blind Boy Fuller - Precious Lord -
22. Eddie Head And His Family - Lord I'm The True -
23. Lil McClintock - Sow Good Seeds -
24. Sam Collins - I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart -
25. Washington Phillips - Denomination Blues - Parts 1 & 2 -