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King of the Country Blues ()


After proclaiming Charlie Patton Founder, and eventually King of the Delta Blues, the experts at Yazoo declared Blind Lemon Jefferson King of the Country Blues. A weighty claim considering their own catalog of early American acoustic blues would eventually include titles by Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt (as well as the exceptional Patton sets). The detailed liner notes by Stephen Calt, however -- along with the 23 performances on this disc -- make a rather convincing argument. In his heyday, ...

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  1. That Crawlin' Baby Blues
  2. Bad Luck Blues
  3. Matchbox Blues
  4. Hot Dogs
  5. One Dime Blues
  6. Shuckin' Sugar
  7. Rabbit Foot Blues
  8. Corrina Blues
  9. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  10. Easy Rider Blues
  11. Broke and Hungry
  12. Black Horse Blues
  13. Lonesome House Blues
  14. Oil Well Blues
  15. He Arose from the Dead
  16. Beggin' Back
  17. Prison Cell Blues
  18. Rambler Blues
  19. Gone Dead on You Blues
  20. Wartime Blues
  21. Booger Rooger Blues
  22. Right of Way Blues
  23. Big Night Blues
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King of the Country Blues
1990, Yazoo

UPC: 016351016928


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