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15 Down Home Urban Blues Classics

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15 Down Home Urban Blues Classics

The development of urban blues began with the migration of rural African Americans to the industrial cities of the North beginning in the 1930s. By the 1960s, urban blues bands had become amplified, using electric guitars and bass. Some bands would add harmonica and saxophone to the musical mix. This collection, part of Arhoolie’s “American Masters” series, features individual selections from blues musicians and singers such as Big Mama Thornton (who sang the original recording of “Hound Dog”), Sonny Boy Williamson, and Joe Turner. Liner notes include a list of each track’s original album.

Track Listing

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Pontiac Blues Sonny Boy Williamson 2:42
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Big Mama's Bumble Bee Big Mama Thornton 4:12
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Cincinnati Stomp Big Joe Duskin 2:44
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104
Anna Lee Earl Hooker 6:31
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105
Up & Down The Avenue Charlie Musselwhite 2:41
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106
Been Around The World John Littlejohn 5:25
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107
Wine-O-Baby Boogie Joe Turner & Pete Johnson 2:37
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108
I Know That's Right Katie Webster 3:50
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109
The Raven Omar Shariff 4:24
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You Think I'm Your Good Thing Bee Houston 3:18
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111
Going Back To The Country Juke Boy Bonner 2:59
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Ups & Downs L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson 3:30
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113
Atlanta Bounce Piano Red 2:58
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Wild, Wild, Woman Johnny Young 2:41
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Gibson Creek Shuffle The Charles Ford Band 3:45
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