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Meaning in the Blues [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Falling Rain Blues
    2. Jinx Blues
    3. Dark Night Blues
    4. Pony Blues - Charley Patton
    5. Milk Cow Blues
    6. Labor Blues - Tom Dickson
    7. Shake 'Em on Down
    8. Lonesome Home Blues
    9. No Place to Go
    10. Cotton Seed Blues
    11. Dry Spell Blues, Pt. 1
    12. Steamboat Man Blues
    13. Gravel Camp Blues
    14. Blue Monday Blues - Ida Cox
    15. Rock and Gravel Blues
    16. Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo, The
    17. Make Than Gravel Fly
    18. Rock Island Blues
    19. Crazy Blues
    20. Snatch It Back Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins
    21. John Henry
    22. Cannonball Blues - Furry Lewis
    23. Friendless City Blues - Joshua White
    24. Stocking Feet Blues
    25. Stranger's Blues
    26. Wintertime Blues
    0. DISC 2:
    1. New Way of Living Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
    2. Black Gal Makes Thunder - Rudy Foster
    3. Three Women Blues
    4. Yellow Girl Blues
    5. Gonna Ramble Blues - Sara Martin
    6. Brown Skin Man
    7. Brown Skin Gal
    8. Brown Skin Blues
    9. Chocolate to the Bone - Barbecue Bob
    10. Kitchen Mechanic Blues - Excelsior Quartette
    11. Black Evil Blues
    12. Outside Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
    13. Reckless Woman
    14. It Won't Be Long - Charley Patton
    15. Little and Low
    16. Big Fat Mama Blues
    17. My Pencil Won't Write No More
    18. Signifying Blues - Sam Collins
    19. Black Snake Moan
    20. Save My Jelly
    21. Freakish Man Blues
    22. Sissy Man Blues
    23. Prove It on Me Blues
    24. B.D. Woman's Blues
    25. Dirty Dozen, The
    26. Jacksonville Blues - Nellie Florence
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Mojo Hand Blues
    2. Mojo Hidin' Woman - Blind Boy Fuller
    3. Papa's Got Your Water On
    4. "Toby" Woman Blues
    5. Squinch Owl Moan
    6. Black Cat Blues - Old Pal Smoke Shop Four
    7. Broke and Hungry - Blind Lemon Jefferson
    8. Wish I Had You (And I'm Gonna Get You Blues)
    9. Bad Boy
    10. Doggone My Good Luck Soul
    11. Black Cat Moan
    12. Those Black Man Blues
    13. Seven Sisters Blues, Pt. 1 - Funny Paper Smith
    14. Seven Sisters Blues, Pt. 2
    15. Aunt Caroline Dyer Blues
    16. I'm a Gamblin' Woman - Memphis Minnie
    17. Skin Game Blues - Peg Leg Howell
    18. Gamblin' Charley
    19. If You Lose Your Good Gal, Don't Mess with Mine
    20. Jack O' Diamond Blues [Take 2] - (take)
    21. Stack O' Lee Blues
    22. Policy Dream Blues
    23. Policy Wheel Blues
    24. Four Eleven Forty Four
    25. Three Sixty Nine Blues
    26. Clearing House Blues, The
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Mississippi Jail House Groan
    2. Lonesome Blues
    3. Old Rounder's Blues
    4. Moon Going Down
    5. Smack That Thing
    6. I Had to Smack That Thing
    7. I Had to Come Back Home Blues
    8. Rowdy Blues
    9. Barrelhouse When It Rains - Big Bill Broonzy
    10. Blues in the Alley
    11. Old Jim Canaan's
    12. On the Wall
    13. Beaver Slide Rag
    14. Low Down Mississippi Bottom Man - Freddie Spruell
    15. You Got to Reap What You Sow
    16. Sitting on Top of the World - Mississippi Sheiks
    17. Some Summer Day, Pt. 1
    18. I'm Still Sitting on Top of the World
    19. Mama Blues
    20. Friday Moan Blues - Alfred Lewis
    21. Violin Blues
    22. Shaking Weed Blues - Tommy Settles
    23. Fairasee Woman (Memphis Woman)
    24. Spike Driver Blues
    25. Waking Blues - Otis Harris
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JSPCD 77141

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Max Haymes.
    When Paul Oliver's Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues was published, it was one of the first books to focus on the country blues from the 78-rpm era (which stretched from the 1920s through the very early '50s) as a kind of black American folk music, a music that tackled black culture in all of its concerns, from love, sex, joy, and sadness to the broader sweep of displacement, war, and death, in an often coded, passionate, and poetic black idiom. It remains required reading for anyone interested in the genre, and this wonderful four-disc, 103-track anthology from JSP Records honors and serves as an audio companion to Oliver's groundbreaking book, celebrating the 50th anniversary year of its publication. Assembled by Max Haymes, who also wrote the text for the lovely 80-page booklet that accompanies the box set, Meaning in the Blues collects blues 78s that illustrate key points in Oliver's book, but it also stands alone as a fascinating and engaging survey of early black country blues in all of its forms and variants. ~ Steve Leggett

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