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The Rough Guide to Delta Blues

  • 1. Jumper on the Line - R.L. Burnside
    2. Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil) - Robert Johnson
    3. Done Left Here - Mississippi Fred McDowell
    4. High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1 - Charley Patton
    5. Walkin' Blues - Son House
    6. Sitting on Top of the World - Mississippi Sheiks
    7. Country Blues - Muddy Waters
    8. Goin' Back to the Bridge - Asie Payton
    9. Last Kind Words Blues - Elvie Thomas/Geeshie Wiley/Greechie Wiley
    10. Catfish Blues - Robert Petway
    11. Cool Drink of Water Blues - Tommy Johnson
    12. Black Mattie - Robert Belfour
    13. Outside Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds (Willie)
    14. Future Blues - Willie Brown
    15. On the Wall - Louise Johnson
    16. Stack O' Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
    17. Mississippi Swamp Moan - Alfred Lewis
    18. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
    19. Meet Me in the City - Junior Kimbrough
    20. That's No Way to Get Along - Robert Wilkins
    21. Banker's Blues, The - Big Bill Broonzy
    22. Don't Mash My Digger So Deep - Bo Carter
    23. Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
    24. I'm So Glad - Skip James
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1087

  • Credits

    Performers include: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Bukka White, Skip James, Fred McDowell, John Hurt, Son House, Charley Patton, R.L. Burnside, Geechie Wiley, Elvie Thomas.
    Photographers: Dave Peabody; Graeme Ewens.
    Arrangers: Junior Kimbrough; Mississippi John Hurt; R.L. Burnside.
    A fantastic compilation that really does span the length of Mississippi Delta blues, from the early days of the Mississippi Sheiks and Charley Patton (with the classic "High Water Everywhere Part One") through to the modern but equally rooted sounds of Asie Payton, R.L. Burnside, and the late Junior Kimbrough. And it's every bit as thorough in between, with all the big names (Robert Johnson [of course], Skip James, Son House, Muddy Waters, and many more) and some who are not so widely known, like Louise Johnson and Bo Carter. And it's not just the selection of artists that's astonishingly good and complete, but also the tracks picked, which have plenty of classics, as well as a real range of experience of the Delta blues. More than any other record that's attempted to convey the depth and breadth of the style, this succeeds in stunning fashion. It's the perfect primer to the roots of the blues as they stand, and while the tracks aren't arranged in any kind of chronological order, the feel that crosses time is consistent. This is absolute magic. ~ Chris Nickson

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