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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

101
Dark Road Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry 2:46
102
Step It Up and Go Warner Williams 2:38
103
It Was Early One Morning Lead Belly 2:27
104
Blues - Until My Baby Comes Home Nora Lee King and Mary Lou Williams 2:55
105
That's No Way to Do Pink Anderson 2:25
106
Farro Street Jive Little Brother Montgomery 2:18
107
I Ain't Gonna Cry No More (Depot Blues) Son House 2:59
108
Graveyard Blues Roscoe Holcomb 3:02
109
44 Blues Roosevelt Sykes 2:45
110
Big Fat Mama David "Honeyboy" Edwards 2:59
111
Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Lucinda Williams 3:53
112
Lieutenant Blues Thomas McFarland (Barrelhouse Buck) 2:40
113
The Woman Is Killing Me Sonny Terry and Friends 2:26
114
Little Drops of Water Edith North Johnson and Henry Brown 3:09
115
When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too) Big Bill Broonzy 3:01
116
Poor Boy a Long, Long Way From Home Cat-Iron 2:47
117
My Jack Don't Drink Water No More Shortstuff Macon 3:44
118
'Way Behind the Sun Barbara Dane 3:51
119
Tell Me, Baby Lightnin' Hopkins 2:36
120
Just A Dream Memphis Slim 4:15
121
Jelly Jelly Josh White 2:29
122
Down in the Alley Chambers Brothers 3:07

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