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Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2

Various Artists
Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2

For over a century, the blues have continually forged new musical alliances and pushed against boundaries, reaping rich harvests from infusions of diversity, innovation and vitality. With a spark of rock, or a nod to jazz, the blues stay true in spirit and perpetual in their ability to strike a common chord with listeners. On Classic Blues Vol. 2, Lucinda Williams, Roscoe Holcomb and Nora Lee King stand alongside all-time blues greats such as Lead Belly, Son House, and Lightnin' Hopkins. No matter if you prefer your blues raw, acoustic, electric, solo or from a live band, a jukebox or a jook joint, as the blues poet J. Williams once put it, "The blues is good news. Pass it on." Extensive notes. 22 tracks. 64 minutes.

Track Listing

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Dark Road Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry 2:46
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Step It Up and Go Warner Williams 2:38
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103
It Was Early One Morning Lead Belly 2:27
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104
Blues - Until My Baby Comes Home Nora Lee King and Mary Lou Williams 2:55
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105
That's No Way to Do Pink Anderson 2:25
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106
Farro Street Jive Little Brother Montgomery 2:18
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107
I Ain't Gonna Cry No More (Depot Blues) Son House 2:59
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108
Graveyard Blues Roscoe Holcomb 3:02
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109
44 Blues Roosevelt Sykes 2:45
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110
Big Fat Mama David "Honeyboy" Edwards 2:59
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111
Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Lucinda Williams 3:53
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112
Lieutenant Blues Thomas McFarland (Barrelhouse Buck) 2:40
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113
The Woman Is Killing Me Sonny Terry and Friends 2:26
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114
Little Drops of Water Edith North Johnson and Henry Brown 3:09
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115
When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too) Big Bill Broonzy 3:01
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116
Poor Boy a Long, Long Way From Home Cat-Iron 2:47
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117
My Jack Don't Drink Water No More Shortstuff Macon 3:44
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118
'Way Behind the Sun Barbara Dane 3:51
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119
Tell Me, Baby Lightnin' Hopkins 2:36
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120
Just A Dream Memphis Slim 4:15
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121
Jelly Jelly Josh White 2:29
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122
Down in the Alley Chambers Brothers 3:07

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