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Blues Routes: Heroes and Tricksters: Blues and Jazz Work Songs and Street Music

Various Artists
Blues Routes: Heroes and Tricksters: Blues and Jazz Work Songs and Street Music

Blues Routes is a resonant almanac of blues styles and blues-related music and musicians including: Memphis barrelhouse and Harlem parlor piano players; blues guitarists from the Delta and Piedmont, San Francisco and Chicago; Kansas City and New Orleans jazz masters; hambone call-and-response and Mardi Gras Indian chants; Texas jump blues and Louisiana Creole zydeco; minstrel and jazz banjomen; street go-go bucket-drummers and railroad track-lining gandy dancers. In this fin de siècle collection, the diversity of American blues and blues-influenced styles and the unity of their African ancestral heartbeats can be heard in great performances recorded live at the influential Folk Masters concert and radio series.

AWARDS
2000 Crossroads Music Awards Gold Star for Blues Music

Track Listing

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Rooster Call John Henry Mealing and the Gandy Dancers 3:57
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John Henry John Cephas and Phil Wiggins 5:15
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Step it Up and Go Warner Williams 2:40
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Flipping and Flopping Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and Willie "Pinetop" Perkins 3:38
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Twenty-Fours a Day Erbie Bowser, T.D. Bell, and the Blues Specialists 4:10
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Little Queen of Spades Robert Jr. Lockwood 4:13
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One Dime Blues Etta Baker 3:43
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Bluetail Fly Abner Jay 2:33
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Gut Bucket Blues Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders 4:15
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That Certain Someone Claude Williams 4:33
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Harlem Parlor Blues Sammy Price 2:51
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Early in the Morning Booker T. Laury 3:05
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Sew, Sew, Sew The White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians 5:09
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My Mind Has No Color / Doing it the Go-Go Way (medley) Rapper Dee, C.J. (Carl Jones) and Five Gallons of Fun 4:40
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Hambone Georgia Sea Island Singers 2:24
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Uncle Bud Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds 2:56
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Bluesifyin Joe Louis Walker and the Boss Talkers 8:43
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