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Classic Delta and Deep South Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists
Classic Delta and Deep South Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Mississippi, particularly the Delta, lays claim to being the land where the blues began. Forged in the crucible of poverty and racial oppression, blues flourished there as nowhere else, evolving into what most critics consider the deepest or most intense strain of the blues tradition. During the Great Migration, music changed consistently, adapting to its new surroundings like St. Louis and Chicago, while retaining its connection to its down home Delta roots. This collection celebrates the diversity and dissemination of the blues’ most powerful and influential voices. 67 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.

Track Listing

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C.C. Rider Big Bill Broonzy 2:34
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102
Woman in Elaine, Arkansas Roosevelt Sykes 2:23
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103
Death Letter Blues Son House 2:58
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Your Crying Won’t Make Me Stay K.C. Douglas and Richard Riggins 2:43
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105
Columbus, Mississippi Blues Bukka White 3:30
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106
I’m Goin’ to Walk Your Log Cat-Iron 1:53
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107
Why Did You Go Last Night Clifton Chenier 3:17
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108
I Stand and Wonder Sam Chatmon 3:51
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109
Sleeping with the Devil Johnny Young and Walter Horton 3:56
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110
Short Stuff’s Corinna Short Stuff Macon 2:43
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111
Married Woman Blues Big Joe Williams 1:57
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112
Up the Country Blues Little Brother Montgomery 2:57
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113
Dream John Littlejohn 4:44
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114
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Doctor Ross 3:36
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115
Catfish Blues Honeyboy Edwards 3:27
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116
M & O Blues Memphis Slim 3:37
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117
Forty-Four Scott Dunbar 4:14
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118
Sun Goin' Down Son House 4:59
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119
Frisco Line Fred McDowell 3:58
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120
Diggin’ My Potatoes Big Bill Broonzy 2:58
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