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Jazz, Vol. 2: The Blues

Various Artists
Jazz, Vol. 2: The Blues

Some of the greatest examples of blues circa 1925-1950 by an incredible lineup—Vera Hall, Ma Rainey, Kid Ory, Blind Willie Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong. The album demonstrates how elements of spirituals, minstrel songs, field calls and chants, and folk music made their way into the blues.

Liner notes by Frederic Ramsey Jr.

Track Listing

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Dark Was the Night Blind Willie Johnson 3:27
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102
Black Woman Vera Hall 1:26
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103
Black Snake Moan Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:54
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104
Misery Blues Ma Rainey with the Georgia Jazz Band 2:42
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105
Working Man's Blues Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band 3:04
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106
No Easy Rider Blues Gertrude Perkins 3:27
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107
Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying Blind Willie Johnson 3:09
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201
How Long Blues Jimmy Yancey 4:00
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202
Mr. Jelly Lord Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny and Baby Dodds 2:55
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203
Birdewell Blues Nolan Welsh 3:39
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204
Careless Love Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra 3:11
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205
Mean Old Bed Bug Blues Bessie Smith 3:18
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206
I'm Not Rough Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 3:06
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