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“LE BLUES 1925-1952”
July 14, 2012, 8:49 am
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“LE BLUES 1925-1952”:

The blues is a long and intricate story, representing much more substantial diversity and depth than many plugged-in contemporary bar bands ever get around to hinting at. In 2002, Le Blues 1925-1952, a 72-track, three-CD anthology of historic recordings appeared on the import Body & Soul label. The objective was clearly to present as many artists as possible, for each title was originally issued under a different name. This multi-faceted approach resulted in a wide spectrum of styles and textures, from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, and Barbecue Bob, to J.B. Lenoir, Elmore James, and B.B. King. Casual and studious listeners alike will enjoy the blend of famous, not so famous, and obscure names. While the subject matter covers the tradition’s usual range of human traits and tendencies, the producers of this useful compilation divided the material into three categories, one per disc: acoustic, electric, and female. Gathering the women onto one disc concentrates a lot of potency where it can and will transform the listener. As is the case with the anthology as a whole, the “female” portion traces the evolution of this music from the earliest electrically recorded blues (1925) to the volatile transformation of rhythm & blues into rock & roll (1952). Le Blues is an ideal choice for workdays, road trips, and house parties. (arwulf arwulf, Allmusc)

trax disc 1:
1. Mr. Conductor Man – Big Bill Broonzy 2. Bottle If Up And Go – Tommy McClennan 3. Heavy Water Blues – Barbecue Bob Mississippi 4. Undertaker Blues – Buddy Moss 5. Away Down In The Alley – Lonnie Johnson 6. That Crawling Baby Blues – Blind Lemon Jefferson 7. Stack Of Dollars – Big Joe Williams 8. I Love You Baby – Big Joe McCoy & His Washboard Band 9. Wipe ‘Em Off – The Seven Gallon Jug Band 10. Midnight Hour Blues – Leroy Carr 11. East St. Louis Blues – Faber Smith 12. Humming Blues – James “Bat” Robinson 13. County Jail Special – Champion Jack Dupree 14. Too Many Blues – Curtis Jones 15. Grasshoppers In My Pillow – Lead Belly 16. Good Feeling Blues – Blind Boy Fuller 17. Hootin’ The Blues – Sonny Terry 18. Hitler Blues – The Florida Kid 19. Training Camp Blues – Roosevelt Sykes 20. County Jail Blues – Big Maceo 21. Let’s Try It Again – Tampa Red 22. What’s Getting Wrong With You – Sonny Boy Williamson 23. Booker T. Blues – Washboard Sam 24. Chauffer Blues – Bill “Jazz” Gillum
trax disc 2:
1. Boogie Chillen – John Lee Hooker 2. Louisiana Blues – Muddy Waters 3. By Town Play Boy – Little Johnny Jones 4. The World Is In A Tangle – Jimmy Rogers 5. Lima Beans – Eddy Ware & His Band 6. Blue Baby – Muddy Waters & Sunnyland Slim 7. Back To Korea Blues – Sunnyland Slim 8. Korea Blues – J. B. Lenoir & His Bayou Boys 9. No Mail Blues – Memphis Slim & His Orchestra 10. Six Three-O – Robert Nighthawk 11. Dust My Broom – Elmore James 12. How Many More – Howlin’ Wolf 13. You’re My Best Poker Hand – T-Bone Walker 14. River Blues Part 1 – Lowell Fulson 15. Fine Looking Woman – B.B. King 16. Texas Hop – Pee Wee Crayton 17. Freight Train – Lightnin’ Hopkins 18. Since I Seen Your Smiling Face – Country Paul 19. Rock Little Baby – Cecil Gant 20. Country Clown – Doctor Ross 21. Gotta Go Baby – Joe Hill Louis 22. Rockin’ And Rollin – Lil’ Son Jackson 23. Mighty Long Time – Sonny Boy Williamson 24. No Ridin’ Blues – Charley Booker
trax disc 3:
1. I Never Told A Lie – Memphis Minnie 2. Rollin’ Log Blues – Lottie Kimbrough 3. Leaving This Morning – Ma Rainey 4. The Yellow Dog Blues – Bessie Smith 5. T & NO Blues – Bessie Jackson 6. Doggone My Good Luck Soul – Hattie Hudson 7. Penitentiary – Bessie Tucker 8. Christmas Morning Blues – Victoria Spivey 9. When A ‘gator Hollers, Folks Says It’s Sign Of Rain – Margaret Johnson 10. Territory Blues – Georgia White 11. Razor Totin’ Mama – Perline Ellison 12. Double Trouble Blues – Jane Lucas 13. These Young Men Blues – Wee Bea Booze 14. Good Old Easy Street – The Yas Yas Girl 15. Whip It To A Jelly – Yack Taylor 16. Unlucky Woman – Helen Humes 17. Papa Tree Top Blues – Albinia Jones 18. The London Lonely Blues – Sweet Georgia Brown 19. Put Me Back In The Alley – Wingie Carpenter 20. Why Don’t You Do Right – Nora Lee King 21. Down The Line – Ethel Mae 22. Lonesome – Lillie Mae Kirkman & The House Rockers 23. Crazy World – Julia Lee 24. Bootin’ The Boogie – Christine Chatman
…served by Gyro1966…


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