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Memphis Country Blues, Vol. 1


  • 1. Ain't No Use Trying to Tell on Me (I Got Something on You) - Memphis Minnie
    2. Walk Right In - Cannon's Jug Stompers
    3. Old Jim Canan's - Robert Wilkins
    4. Highway 61 Blues - Will Batts
    5. Devil in the Woodpile - Noah Lewis
    6. Turpentine Blues - Will Weldon
    7. Roll and Tumble Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
    8. Coldest Stuff in Town - Hattie Hart
    9. Jim Jackson's Jamboree - Jim Jackson/Tampa Red
    10. Whitewash Station - Memphis Jug Band
    11. New Frisco Train - Bukka White
    12. Someday Baby Blues - Sleepy John Estes
    13. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do - Frank Stokes
    14. Shake 'Em on Down - Bukka White
    15. Stealin' Stealin' - Memphis Jug Band
    16. Everybody's Blues - Furry Lewis
    17. Ain't No Way to Get Along - Robert Wilkins
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7001

  • Credits
    ProducerRichard Hite
    EngineerRick Caughron

    Personnel: Will Batts (vocals, guitar, violin); Furry Lewis, Hambone Willie Newbern, Robert Wilkins, Bukka White, Casey Bill Weldon (vocals, guitar); Hattie Hart (vocals); Willie Borum, Allan Shaw, Sleepy John Estes, Vol Stevens (guitar); Noah Lewis (harmonica); Kid Spoons (spoons).
    Liner Note Author: Richard Hite.
    Recording information: 1927-1937.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Napoleon Hairiston; Frank Stokes; Willie Borum; Dan Sane; Georgia Tom Dorsey; Hammie Nixon; Hattie Hart; Jim Jackson; Allen Shaw; Memphis Jug Band; Memphis Minnie; Speckled Red; Tampa Red; Cannon's Jug Stompers.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (3/23/95, p.123) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...documents the complex cross-pollination that routinely occurred among Memphis blues artists. This in-breeding gave the city a strong but shifting blues sound, rather than one that could be clearly distinguished from the Delta style or East Coast approaches..."
    Living Blues (9-10/94, pp.89-90) - "...an excellent introduction to the diverse music played by pre-war Memphis blues artists..."
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