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Blues Come to Texas

Blues Come to Texas CD artwork
Blues Come to Texas CD artwork
Blues Come to Texas vinyl LP artwork
Blues Come to Texas vinyl LP artwork

Melvin “Lil’ Son” Jackson performed as a country blues musician from 1948 until the mid-1950s, when he gave up his singing career after being injured in a car accident. In 1960, Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz found Jackson working as a mechanic in Dallas and cajoled Jackson into recording an album of his songs. This reissue contains most of the tracks from those sessions including “Red River Blues” and “Rock Me,” two variations on his 1950s hit “Rockin’ and Rollin’.” Although a talented guitarist, Jackson’s limited repertoire and reluctance to perform in public impeded any hopes of restarting his musical career.

Track Listing

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Blues Come To Texas Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 1:40
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Cairo Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:30
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Ticket Agent Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 1:36
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Louise Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:35
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Sugar Mama Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:10
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The Girl I Love Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:56
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Santa Fe Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:24
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Turn Your Lamp Down Low Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:39
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Groundhog Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:17
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Gambler Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:24
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Charley Cherry (Take 1) Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 1:57
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Charley Cherry (Take 2) Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 3:00
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West Dallas Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 1:56
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Rollin' Mill Went Down Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:14
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Red River Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 1:49
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Johnnie Mae Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:30
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Buck Dance Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 1:56
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I Walked From Dallas Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 1:57
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Rock Me Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:33
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Roberta Blues Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson 2:22
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