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Too Late, Too Late Blues, Vol. 5

  • 1. Hurry Down Sunshine and See What Tomorrow Brings - Sister Morgan (previously unreleased)
    2. Handfull o' Keys - Lonnie Johnson (previously unreleased)
    3. Searchin' for Flats - Lonnie Johnson (previously unreleased)
    4. Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport (take B)
    5. Be My Kid Blues - Elizabeth Johnson
    6. Sobbin' Woman Blues - Elizabeth Johnson
    7. Box Car Blues - Leroy Carr (previously unreleased)
    8. I'm Going Away Blues - Frank Stokes
    9. Old Sometime Blues - Frank Stokes
    10. Doctor, Oh Doctor - Henry Townsend
    11. Jack of Diamonds Georgia Rub - Henry Townsend
    12. Broke Down Engine No. 2 - Blind Willie McTell (previously unreleased, take 1)
    13. Love Makin' Mama - Blind Willie McTell (previously unreleased, take 2)
    14. Trench Blues - John Bray (Big Nig)
    15. Didn't Ol' John Cross the Water? - Leadbelly (previously unreleased)
    16. I Have Had My Fun - Sonny Terry
    17. Keys to the Highway - Sonny Terry
    18. Eagle Rock Rag - Leadbelly (alternate take)
    19. Good Mr. Roosevelt - James "Jack Of All Trades" McCain
    20. Low Down Bugle - Montana Taylor (previously unreleased, take B)
    21. Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor (previously unreleased)
    22. Eloise, Don't Play Me for a Fool - Big Maceo Merriweather
    23. How Long No. 2 - Scrapper Blackwell (previously unreleased, live)
    24. Peace in the Valley (Proverb 1001) - Rev. Lonnie Farris (Proverb 1001)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5411

  • Credits
    ProducerJohnny Parth; Johnny Parth (Compilation)

    Personnel: Leadbelly, Scrapper Blackwell (vocals, guitar, piano); Frank Stokes, Henry Townsend, John Bray, Blind Willie McTell (vocals, guitar); Sonny Terry (vocals, harmonica); Blackwell (vocals, piano, sound effects); Leroy Carr, Big Maceo Merriweather (vocals, piano); William Langford, Elizabeth Johnson , Henry Owens, Arlandus Wilson, Willis Johnson, Golden Gate Quartet (vocals); Curley Weaver, John Brim, Lonnie Johnson, Will Shade, Brownie McGhee (guitar); Rev. Lonnie Farris (steel guitar); Will Batts (violin); Grace Brim (harmonica); James Watkins, Jimmy Blythe, Memphis Slim, Montana Taylor, Cow Cow Davenport (piano); Alonzo Tucker (drums).
    Audio Remasterer: Gerhard Wessely.
    Liner Note Author: Guido Van Rijn.
    Recording information: Chicago, IL (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); Detroit, MI (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); Grafton, WI (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); Hollywood, CA (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); Indaianapolis, IN (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); Los Angeles, CA (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); Memphis, TN (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); Morgan City, LA (02/25/1927-??/??/1964); New York, NY (02/25/1927-??/??/1964).
    As is the case with each of the CDs in this series, Vol. 5 of Too Late, Too Late has valuable alternate takes, newly discovered titles, and unissued material. Quite a few major names are represented, with ten of the 24 selections being released for the first time, including a pair of instrumentals from 1927 by the duo of guitarist Lonnie Johnson and pianist Jimmy Blythe. Also featured are Sister Morgan, Cow Cow Davenport (playing a piano solo on take B of "Cow Cow Blues"), Elizabeth Johnson, Leroy Carr ("Box Car Blues"), Frank Stokes, Henry Townsend, Blind Willie McTell, John Bray, Leadbelly, Sonny Terry, James "Jack of All Trades" McCain, Montana Taylor (1946), Big Maceo (1952), Scrapper Blackwell (1959), and Rev. Lonnie Farris (playing steel guitar in 1964). ~ Scott Yanow

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