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The Rough Guide To The Roots Of The Blues

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The Rough Guide To The Roots Of The Blues
The Rough Guide To The Roots Of The Blues


'The Rough Guide to the Roots of the Blues' features the greatest names in early blues music including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Charley Patton and Ma Rainey, lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques.

It offers the perfect overview of the many different styles and key performers of early blues on one album and an incredibly diverse selection of tracks including bottleneck guitar, barrelhouse piano, classic songster tunes and vaudeville blues

It's an album which traces the development of blues music during its early recorded history of the 1920s, offering a unique insight into the first great wave of blues artists who remain an inspiration to this day.


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  2. Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie - When The Levee Breaks
  3. Scrapper Blackwell - Kokomo Blues
  4. Ma Rainey - Stack O'lee Blues
  5. Blind Blake - West Coast Blues
  6. Henry Thomas - Fishing Blues
  7. Memphis Jug Band - Stealin', Stealin'
  8. Victoria Spivey - T.B. Blues
  9. Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  10. Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues
  11. Blind Willie Johnson - Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
  12. Dick Justice - Brown Skin Blues
  13. Bo Weevil Jackson - Devil And My Brown Blues
  14. Mississippi John Hurt - Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied
  15. Hambone Willie Newbern - Roll And Tumble Blues
  16. Clarence "Pinetop" Smith - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
  17. Texas Alexander - Section Gang Blues
  18. Blind Willie Mctell - Statesboro Blues
  19. Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozen
  20. Charley Patton - Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
  21. Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas)
  22. Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues
  23. Papa Charlie Jackson - All I Want Is A Spoonful
  24. Weaver And Beasley - Bottleneck Blues
  25. Tampa Red & Georgia Tom - It's Tight Like That - No. 2
  26. Tommy Johnson - Canned Heat Blues
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