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"BLOWING THE BLUES" A History Of Blues Harmonica 1926-2002 / cd1
October 27, 2011, 1:27 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized THE BLUES is a three-disc set, the first two of which reissue the lost soundtrack to the 1976 BBC show of the same name, and the third disc of which presents a live blues concert from 1963.Indigo’s three-CD set Blowing the Blues perfectly fits the bill for someone just becoming acquainted with the expressive and versatile use of the harmonica in both acoustic and electric settings. It’s hard to go wrong with these 71 tracks highlighting all the major changes in the genre recorded between 1926 and 2002. While not intended for the die-hard blues aficionado, who more than likely already owns the majority of this material, Blowing the Blues is nevertheless a highly recommended set that includes everyone from Jaybird Coleman and the Memphis Jug Band to Paul deLay and Paul Lamb. ~ Al Campbell, Allmusic

1. Sun Brimmer’s Blues – The Memphis Jug Band 2. Need More Blues – Robert Cooksey 3. Up Country Blues – De Ford Bailey 4. Man Trouble Blues – Jaybird Coleman 5. Greenville Strut – Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah 6. Chickasaw Special – Noah Lewis 7. The Old Folks Started It – Minnie Wallace 8. Touch Me Light Mama – George “Bullet” Williams 9. Fourth Avenue Blues – Slim Barton & Eddie Mapp 10. El Watson’s Fox Chase – El Watson 11. Medley Of Blues – Freeman Stowers 12. Beale Street Breakdown – Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug Band 13. Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin’ Down – Ollis Martin 14. Bumble Bee Blues – Memphis Minnie 15. Mean Low Blues – Blues Birdhead 16. Mississippi Swamp Moan – Alfred Lewis 17. Tampa Strut – The Georgia Browns 18. Harmonica Stomp – Bill “Jazz” Gillum 19. I’m A Stranger Here – Blind Boy Fuller 20. Blues In The Rain – Eddie Kelly’s Washboard Band 21. You Can Lead Me – Sonny Boy Williamson 22. Slick Capers Blues – Little Buddy Doyle 23. Blowing The Blues – Sonny Terry 24. We Got To Get Together – Frank Edwards 25. Tampa Blues – Skoodle-Dum-Do & Sheffield
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