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The Rough Guide to the Roots of the Blues (LP)

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The Rough Guide to the Roots of the Blues (LP)
The Rough Guide to the Roots of the Blues (LP)


'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. Mississippi John Hurt - Got The Blues, Can't Be Satisfied
  3. Cow Cow Davenport - Cow Cow Blues
  4. Blind Willie McTell - Statesboro Blues
  5. Ma Rainey - Stack O'Lee Blues
  6. Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  7. Henry Thomas - Fishing Blues
  8. Papa Charlie Jackson - All I Want Is A Spoonful
  9. Charley Patton - Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues
  10. Blind Willie Johnson - Mother's Children Have A Hard Time
  11. Bessie Smith - St Louis Blues
  12. Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas)
  13. Clarence "Pinetop" Smith - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
  14. Blind Blake - West Coast Blues
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