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And His Nashville Street Band

And His Nashville Street Band

Blind as the result of an industrial work accident, James Campbell (1906–1981) became an itinerant guitarist/singer leading a street band in Nashville from the 1930s into the 1960s. Carter’s repertoire was a mix of blues, country, jazz, old-time popular, minstrel, skiffle, and jug band music. In the early 1960s, Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz recorded Carter surrounded with his band in Carter’s living room. What the band lacked in musical polish, they made up for with spirit, authenticity, and vitality. This collection contains music from both recording sessions and features Beauford Clay on violin.

Track Listing

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Have I Stayed Away Too Long Blind James Campbell 3:15
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102
I'm Crazy about You Baby Blind James Campbell 3:25
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103
Buffalo Gal Blind James Campbell 1:49
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104
Will the Circle Be Unbroken Blind James Campbell 4:02
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105
The Moon May Rise in Blood Blind James Campbell 3:59
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106
John Henry Blind James Campbell 2:25
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107
Baby Please Don't Go Blind James Campbell 2:19
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108
Jimmy's Blues Blind James Campbell 4:52
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109
Monkey Man Blues Blind James Campbell 3:43
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110
This Little Light of Mine Blind James Campbell 2:55
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111
Detroit Blues Blind James Campbell 2:46
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112
Beauford's Breakdown Blind James Campbell 1:40
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113
Gambling Man Blind James Campbell 2:37
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114
Sittin' Here Drinking Blind James Campbell 2:34
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115
Jam Piece (George's Boogie) Blind James Campbell 2:37
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116
I Never Had Nothing Blind James Campbell 3:06
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117
Do You Remember(Theme Song) Blind James Campbell 3:22
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118
My Gal Got Evil Blind James Campbell 4:22
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119
Beauford's Boogie Woogie Blind James Campbell 3:03
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120
When the Saints Go Marching In Blind James Campbell 3:04
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121
I Am So Blue When It Rains Blind James Campbell 3:18
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Pick and Shovel Blues Blind James Campbell 4:58
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Detroit Jump Blind James Campbell 2:33

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