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Jazz, Vol. 1: South

Various Artists
Jazz, Vol. 1: South

Moses Asch purchased the "race records" heard on this album in 1941 for 15 cents each. Demonstrating some of the musical styles characteristic of the American South that proved influential in shaping what is now called jazz, the selections range from folk songs to urban blues to boogie-woogie piano; artists include Dock Reese, Lead Belly, Scrapper Blackwell, Bessie Tucker and Champion Jack Dupree.

Track Listing

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Ol' Hannah Dock Reese 5:02
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102
Julie Ann Johnson Lead Belly 1:09
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Harmonica Breakdown Sonny Terry and Oh Red 2:35
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John Henry Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee, and Sonny Terry 2:27
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Down South Scrapper Blackwell 3:00
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Penitentiary Blues Bessie Tucker 3:21
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Dry Bones Rev. J.M. Gates and Congregation 3:43
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202
I Can't Feel at Home - I Can't Feel at Home in this World Anymore Two Gospel Keys 2:53
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203
Slow Boogie Champion Jack Dupree 2:26
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204
38 Slug Jim Jam Band 2:54
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Blues For Lorenzo Omer Simeon Trio 2:37
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Dallas Rag Dallas String Band 2:56
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When a 'Gator Holler, Folks Say It's a Sign of Rain Margaret Johnson, Black & Blue Trio, and King Oliver 2:59
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