Texas Blues: Early Blues Masters from the Lone Star State ()


Blind Lemon Jefferson was the first bona fide blues performer to be recorded when he sat down in front of a microphone in the spring of 1926, and the very first line of the first song that Jefferson tracked went "well, the blues come to Texas, lopin' like a mule," which is an apt description, since early Texas blues musicians were a varied and stubborn lot, but there was a certain joyful boldness in their playing, and as a group, they rivaled the more celebrated Mississippi Delta blues contingent. This four-disc set from ...

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  1. John Henry
  2. Cottonfield Blues
  3. Arkansas
  4. The Fox and the Hounds
  5. The Little Red Caboose
  6. Bob McKinney
  7. Red River Blues
  8. Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance
  9. Run, Mollie, Run
  10. Shanty Blues
  11. Woodhouse Blues
  12. Jonah in the Wilderness
  13. When the Train Comes Along
  14. Bull Doze Blues
  15. Don't Ease Me In
  16. Texas Easy Street
  17. Texas Worried Blues
  18. Fishin' Blues
  19. Old Country Stomp
  20. Charmin' Betsy
  21. Lovin' Babe
  22. Railroadin' Some
  23. Don't Leave Me Here
  24. Jack O'Diamonds
  25. Is You Mad at Me?
  26. Blind Lemon's Song
  27. Carrie
  28. So Lonesome
  29. Hard to Rule Woman Blues
  30. Lock and Key Blues
  31. Sawmill Moan
  32. No Baby Blues
  33. Ramblin' Mind Blues
  34. No Job Blues
  35. Back Gnawing Blues
  36. Jig Head Blues
  37. Hard Dallas Blues
  38. Hard Dallas Blues
  39. Ramblin' Man
  40. Poor Boy Blues
  41. Good Time Blues
  42. New Way of Living Blues
  43. Ground Hog Blues
  44. Shake It Gal
  45. Ground Hog Blues No. 2
  46. Little Old Mama Blues
  47. Dreaming Blues
  48. Texas Blues
  49. Leavin' Home
  50. Goin' Back to My Baby
  51. Some Low Down Groundhog Blues
  52. All Worn Out and Dry Blues
  53. Fence Breakin' Blues
  54. Home Wreckin' Blues
  55. Evil Hearted Woman Blues
  56. Lone Wolf Blues
  57. Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away)
  58. Muscat Hill Blues
  59. Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away)
  60. Baton Rouge Rag
  61. Jam Session Blues
  62. Low Life Blues
  63. Token Blues
  64. Come On Over to My House Baby
  65. Looke Here Baby, One Thing I Got to Say
  66. Sometimes I Get to Thinkin'
  67. Don't Sell It
  68. Sometimes I Get to Thinkin'
  69. Boll Weevil Blues
  70. Shorty George
  71. Santa Fe Blues
  72. Hesitating Blues
  73. Two White Horses Standing in Line
  74. Jack O'Diamonds
  75. Mournful Blues
  76. East Texas Rag
  77. Army Mule in No Man's Land
  78. Traveling Man
  79. Drunkard's Special
  80. The Elder's He's My Man
  81. New Two Sixteen Blues
  82. Two String Blues
  83. Rolled from Side to Side Blues
  84. Hurry Blues
  85. Little Hat Blues
  86. Corpus Blues
  87. Kentucky Blues
  88. Bye Bye Baby Blues
  89. Cross the Water Blues
  90. Cherry Street Blues
  91. Down in Texas Blues
  92. My Heart's a Rolling Stone
  93. Blue Goose Blues
  94. No Good Woman Blues
  95. Black Ace
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Texas Blues: Early Blues Masters from the Lone Star State
2004, JSP

UPC: 788065773021


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