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The Country Blues

Various Artists
The Country Blues

Originally released in 1959, The Country Blues features a range of styles and a collection of recordings not included in other Folkways compilations. This selection—mostly recorded between 1927 and 1931—includes such gems as a test pressing of Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues" and local releases from the 1920s.

Track Listing

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Matchbox Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:54
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102
Careless Love Lonnie Johnson 2:58
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103
Walk Right In Cannon's Jug Stompers 2:56
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104
Low Down Rounder's Blues Peg Leg Howell 2:52
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105
Statesboro Blues Blind Willie McTell 2:35
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106
Stealin', Stealin' The Memphis Jug Band 3:00
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107
You Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond Blind Willie Johnson 3:12
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201
Alabama Woman Blues Leroy Carr 2:52
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202
Special Agent Sleepy John Estes 2:52
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203
Key to the Highway Big Bill Broonzy 3:02
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204
Fixin' To Die Bukka White 2:51
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205
I'm a Guitar King Tommy McClennan 2:50
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206
Preachin' Blues Robert Johnson 2:54
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207
I Been Treated Wrong Washboard Sam 3:21
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