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The Rough Guide To Country Blues

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The Rough Guide To Country Blues
The Rough Guide To Country Blues


From sublime bottleneck guitar and upbeat rags to classic songster tunes and hokum, this Rough Guide highlights the many different facets of country blues, with tracks by blues legends including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Skip James and many, many more.

Featuring the greatest names in country blues including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt, this album is an incredibly diverse selection of tracks including bottleneck guitar playing, upbeat rags, classic songster tunes and holy blues. It's an album which traces the development of country blues during its 1920s/1930s heyday.


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  2. Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
  3. Blind Willie Mctell - Georgia Rag
  4. Blind Willie Johnson - God Moves On The Water
  5. Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink Of Water Blues
  6. Big Bill Boonzy - How You Want It Done?
  7. Robert Wilkins - That's No Way To Get Along
  8. Frank Stokes - I Got Mine
  9. Barbecue Bob - Honey You Don't Know My Mind
  10. Bukka White - Sic 'em Dogs On
  11. Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words Blues
  12. Blind Blake - Come On Boys Let's Do That Messin' Around
  13. Charley Patton - A Spoonful Blues
  14. Mississippi Sheiks - Sitting On Top Of The World
  15. Mississippi John Hurt - Ain't No Tellin'
  16. Blind Lemon Jefferson - Jack O'diamonds (Take 2)
  17. Blind Boy Fuller - Mama Let Me Lay It On You
  18. Willie Brown - Future Blues
  19. Clarence Greene - Johnson City Blues
  20. Reverend Gary Davis - The Great Change In Me
  21. Son House - My Black Mama - Part 1
  22. Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe - New Dirty Dozen
  23. Furry Lewis - Billy Lyons And Stack O'lee
  24. Cannon's Jug Stompers - Walk Right In
  25. Dick Justice - Cocaine
  26. Leadbelly - Packin' Trunk Blues
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