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Louisiana Country Blues

Smoky Babe & Herman E. Johnson
Louisiana Country Blues

In the early 1960s, folklorist and musicologist Dr. Harry Oster made a series of field recordings of itinerant African American blues musicians. This recording features two of those musicians: Smoky Babe (Robert Brown) and Herman E. Johnson. Performing original compositions and the traditional country blues of their predecessors, both men sing songs reflecting the trials and tribulations of the poor and poverty-stricken men and women living in the rural South.

Track Listing

101
I'm Broke and I'm Hungry Smoky Babe 2:57
102
Too Many Women Smoky Babe 2:46
103
Two Wings Smoky Babe 2:13
104
Mississippi River Smoky Babe 3:16
105
My Baby She Told Me Smoky Babe 2:36
106
Rabbit Blues Smoky Babe 3:25
107
Black Ghost Smoky Babe 5:02
108
Ain't Got No Rabbit Dog Smoky Babe 3:18
109
Bad Whiskey Smoky Babe 2:42
110
Black Gal Smoky Babe 3:50
111
My Baby Put Me Down Smoky Babe 3:14
112
Going Back Home Smoky Babe 2:49
113
Regular Blues Smoky Babe 2:34
114
I Just Keeps On Wanting You Herman E. Johnson 2:48
115
You Don't Know My Mind Herman E. Johnson 3:52
116
Motherless Children Herman E. Johnson 4:04
117
Depression Blues Herman E. Johnson 4:45
118
She's A-Looking for Me Herman E. Johnson 3:20
119
She Had Been Drinking Herman E. Johnson 2:31
120
I'm Growing Older Herman E. Johnson 5:09
121
Po' Boy Herman E. Johnson 3:21
122
Leavin' Blues Herman E. Johnson 3:14
123
Piano Blues Herman E. Johnson 2:19
124
Where the Mansion's Prepared for Me Herman E. Johnson 2:30

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