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The Rough Guide to Hillbilly Blues

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
27-01-2017
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Barcode:
605633135725
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
RGNET1357CD

Description

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.

Tracks

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