Vanguard: Roots of the Blues ()

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This three-CD set draws from the Vanguard catalog of blues performances, focusing, apparently, mostly on recordings from the 1960s. "Apparently" because, in an act of negligence, no original recording or release dates are given for any of the 45 songs, except for four previously unreleased tracks done at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and one done at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. Really, did anyone think that no one would care about such important details? Ignoring that hindrance, these are decent to excellent blues ...

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  1. San Francisco Bay Blues
  2. See See Rider]
  3. Statesboro Blues
  4. Freight Train
  5. Cocaine
  6. You're Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond
  7. Traveling Blues
  8. California Blues
  9. Richland Woman
  10. Chevrolet
  11. Milk Cow Blues
  12. I Don't Need No Whiskey
  13. What You Gonna Do When Your Meat Gives Out
  14. Grizzly Bear
  15. Keep on Truckin' Mama
  16. Candy Man
  17. You Got to Move
  18. I'm So Glad
  19. Empire State Express
  20. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
  21. If the River Was Whiskey
  22. I Can't Be Satisfied
  23. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  24. Key to the Highway
  25. Clean up at Home
  26. Freddie
  27. How Long
  28. Midnight Boogie
  29. Five Long Years
  30. Devil Got My Woman
  31. Messin' With the Kid
  32. I Can't Quit You Baby
  33. Going Ahead
  34. Marie
  35. Rocket 88
  36. Dust My Broom
  37. One More Time
  38. If I Get Lucky
  39. One Room Country Shack
  40. Blow Wind Blow
  41. Baby Please Don't Go
  42. Blues With a Feeling
  43. Juke
  44. Ball and Chain
  45. Boom Boom
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Vanguard: Roots of the Blues
2002, Vanguard

UPC: 015707020824

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