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Rural Blues - A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

Various Artists
Rural Blues - A Study of the Vocal and Instrumental Resources

Taken from unreleased recordings, previous Folkways releases, and early blues recordings, this two-disc set offers an introduction to the vocal styles, ornamentation, and instrumentation of this "highly personal, expressive idiom." Copious liner notes by Samuel B. Charters accompany the musical material.

Track Listing

101
I Can't Stand It Will Shade
102
Shelby County Work House Blues Hambone Willie Newbern
103
From Four Until Late Robert Johnson
104
You Can Leave, Baby Furry Lewis
105
Milk Cow Blues Kokomo Blues
106
Roberta Blues L'il Son Jackson
107
Thousand Woman Blues Blind Boy Fuller
108
If I Get Lucky Arthur Crudup
109
Down the Highway Charlie Pickett
201
Milk Cow Blues Kokomo Blues
202
Take Your Burden to the Lord Blind Willie Johnson
203
New Highway 51 Tommy McClennan
204
Mama T'ain't Long Fo' Day Blind Willie McTell
205
Take Your Fingers Off It Charlie Burse
206
My Wife Drove Me From My Door Charley Lincoln
207
Skin Game Blues Peg Leg Howell
208
Goin' Back To Florida Lightnin' Hopkins
209
Standing at the Crossroads Robert Johnson
301
One Kind Favor Lightnin' Hopkins
302
Nobody's Fault But Mine Blind Willie Johnson
303
Warm Up Furry Lewis
304
Bukka's Jitterbug Swing Bukka White
305
Coal Man Blues Peg Leg Howell
306
Southern Can Mama Blind Willie McTell
307
Airy Man Blues Papa Charlie Jackson
308
Little Cow and Calf is Gonna Die Blues Skip James
309
New How Long How Long Blues Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
401
Harmonica Stomp Sonny Terry, Oh Red, and Blind Boy Fuller
402
Shiney Town Blues Frank Stokes
403
Trouble in Mind Virgil Perkins
404
Mean Old Frisco Arthur Crudup
405
Sporting Life Blues Brownie McGhee
406
Solo Virgil Perkins
407
Tippin' Round Charlie Burse
408
Mama Don't Low It Ham Gravy and Washboard Sam
409
Key to the Highway Moochie Reeves

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