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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz

Various Artists
The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz

From the Moses Asch archives comes a pair of early blues, gospel and jazz compilations. Lead Belly, celebrated albeit volatile American folk and blues singer / guitarist, graces this first volume with “Defense Blues” and “Keep Your Hands off Her,” but you’ll also find powerful performances in the Josh White’s bluesy “Careless Love,” the stacked harmony of The Thrasher Wonders and Sister Ernestine Washington’s plaintive query “Does Jesus Care?” over backing by Bunk Johnson’s Jazz Band. Volume One continues on FW00AA2.

Track Listing

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National Defense Blues Lead Belly 3:03
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Keep Your Hands Off Her Lead Belly 2:55
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Too Evil To Cry Champion Jack Dupree 3:40
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Careless Love Josh White 3:22
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Drifting Along Blues Lonnie Johnson 2:59
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Pawnshop Blues Brownie McGhee 3:03
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Lonesome Train Sonny Terry 3:34
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Precious Lord The Gospel Keys 3:13
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You've Got to Move The Gospel Keys 2:48
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Moses Smote the Waters The Thrasher Wonders 2:02
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Does Jesus Care? Sister Ernestine Washington with Bunk Johnson's Jazz Band 2:48
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Where Could I Go But To the Lord? Sister Ernestine Washington with Bunk Johnson 2:56

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