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The Rough Guide to Blind Lemon Jefferson

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The Rough Guide to Blind Lemon Jefferson
The Rough Guide to Blind Lemon Jefferson


Dubbed the "Father of the Texas Blues", Blind Lemon Jefferson had a mesmerising guitar-picking style and impressive vocal range. A true blues legend, his approach influenced the likes of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and Son House. This Rough Guide presents a lovingly remastered selection of his varied repertoire, from deepest blues to raucous ragtime and God-fearing gospel.

Bonus CD: The Rough Guide to Country Blues Pioneers

As one of the first successful blues recording artists, Blind Lemon Jefferson's lasting influence cannot be underestimated. His sound resonated with the likes of Skip James, Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell and Memphis Minnie, all heard on this bumper bonus disc.


  1. Name
  2. One Dime Blues
  3. Easy Rider Blues
  4. Jack ODiamonds (Take 2)
  5. Match Box Blues
  6. Beggin Back
  7. Bad Luck Blues
  8. He Arose From The Dead
  9. Rambler Blues
  10. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  11. That Crawlin Baby Blues
  12. Hot Dogs
  13. All I Want Is Pure Religion
  14. Corinna Blues (Take 2)
  15. Black Snake Moan
  16. Where Shall I Be
  17. Mosquito Moan
  18. Black Horse Blues
  19. Wartime Blues
  20. Rabbit Foot Blues
  21. Rising High Water Blues
  22. Prison Cell Blues
  23. I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart
  24. Dry Southern Blues
  25. Blind Lemons Penitentiary Blues
  26. Broke And Hungry
  27. Big Bill Broonzy - Long Tall Mama
  28. Blind Blake - Hes In The Jailhouse Now
  29. Skip James - Hard Time Killin Floor
  30. Blind Willie Johnson - Mothers Children Have A Hard Time
  31. Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink Of Water Blues
  32. Frank Stokes - I Got Mine
  33. Robert Wilkins - Thats No Way To Get Along
  34. Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can Is Mine
  35. Bukka White - District Attorney Blues
  36. Reverend Gary Davis - You Can Go Home
  37. Willie Brown - Future Blues
  38. Mississippi John Hurt - Nobodys Dirty Business
  39. Furry Lewis - Falling Down Blues
  40. Teddy Darby - Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues
  41. Son House - County Farm Blues
  42. Mississippi Sheiks - The World Is Going Wrong
  43. Leadbelly - Blind Lemon Jefferson (My Friend Blind Lemon)
  44. Ishmon Mississippi Bracey - Stered Gal
  45. Robert Johnson - Preachin Blues
  46. Charley Patton - Some Of These Days Ill Be Gone (Take 2)
  47. Barbecue Bob - Atlanta Moan
  48. The Memphis Jug Band - On The Road Again
  49. Memphis Minnie - Weary Womans Blues (
  50. Sam Collins - My Road Is Rough And Rocky
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