Dealing With The Devil's Music: Bluesmen In Britain

Dealing With The Devil's Music: Bluesmen In Britain

Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim, Jimmy Cotton & Speckled Red

No of discs:
1
Stock Status
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
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Released:
11/02/2013
Format:
Compact Disc

CD £11.99

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The popularity of Traditional Jazz and the brief but dramatic Skiffle boom of the 1950s saw an awakening interest in the Blues in it various forms: Country, Chicago, Vaudeville etc. Spurred on by people like Alexis Korner, Cyril Davies and others an audience for Blues styles was building from the late 1950s. Leading Jazz band leader Chris Barber wanted learn from American practicioners and brought Bluesmen over at his own expense to tour with his band one of whom, Jimmy Cotton, is featured on this CD.

This collection features three other visitors to Britain who recorded with local musicians including Alexis Korner and Ken Colyer. Three, Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim and Speckled Red are all pianists with very different styles. Jimmy Cotton was the leading Blues harmonica player of his generation. The locals acquit themselves very well and ten of the tracks here are previously unreleased including all the Memphis Slim tracks.

Catalogue number: LACD320
Barcode: 5017116532023
Number of items: 1
Packaging Type: Jewel Case
Imported: No
Weight: 96g
Dimensions (L × W × H): 142mm × 10mm × 125mm
Song Title Time
1 Keep Drinking - JIMMY COTTON -
2 Farish Street Jive - LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY -
3 New Vicksburg Blues - LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY -
4 Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY -
5 Cow Cow Blues - LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY -
6 Chinee Man Blues - LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY -
7 Old Maid Blues - LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY -
8 Canadian Sunset - LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY -
9 Dealing With the Devil - Little Brother Montgomery,Memphis Slim,Johnny Cotton,Speckled Red -
10 Standing Around Crying - JIMMY COTTON -
11 Slow & Easy - JIMMY COTTON -
12 Rock Me Mama - JIMMY COTTON -
13 Jimmy's Jump - JIMMY COTTON -
14 Decoration Day Blues - JIMMY COTTON -
15 Polly Put the Kettle on - JIMMY COTTON -
16 Goin' Down Slow - JIMMY COTTON -
17 Rock'n'roll Boogie - MEMPHIS SLIM -
18 Everyday I Have the Blues - MEMPHIS SLIM -
19 I Can't Get No Mail - MEMPHIS SLIM -
20 Walkin' the Boogie - MEMPHIS SLIM -
21 Beer Drinkin' Woman - MEMPHIS SLIM -
22 Misery - MEMPHIS SLIM -
23 Pee Wee's Blues - MEMPHIS SLIM -
24 Little Girl - SPECKLED RED -
25 Early in the Morning - SPECKLED RED -
26 Oh, Red - Little Brother Montgomery,Memphis Slim,Johnny Cotton,Speckled Red -