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The Blues in St. Louis, Vol. 3: Henry Townsend

The Blues in St. Louis, Vol. 3: Henry Townsend

In the Blues in St. Louis, Volume 3, electric guitarist Henry Townsend plays familiar blues songs, accompanied by Tommy Bankhead on electric bass. Samuel Charters, who recorded the session in 1961, writes in the liner notes that he was "prejudiced against electric instruments" until he heard the duo play the first track, "Cairo Is My Baby's Home." The use of electric instruments for the blues is a trend that continued through the decades, with artists like Albert Collins and B.B. King, and elements of these electric bass lines can even be heard in Led Zeppelin's music.

Track Listing

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Cairo is My Baby's Home Henry Townsend 3:43
102
Tired of Being Mistreated Henry Townsend 3:02
103
Rocks Have Been My Pillow Henry Townsend 3:25
104
The Train is Coming Henry Townsend 3:54
105
She Just Walked Away Henry Townsend 3:20
201
I Asked Her if She Loved Me Henry Townsend 2:58
202
I Got Tired Henry Townsend 3:08
203
My Home Ain't Here Henry Townsend 2:45
204
All My Money Gone Henry Townsend 3:00
205
She Drove Me to Drinking Henry Townsend 2:44
206
My Baby Have Come Back Henry Townsend 2:46

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