VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Before the Blues, Vol. 1'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Before the Blues, Vol. 1'

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A magical compilation of rural music that defies the set boundaries of genre and race. What is the blues? Who has the blues? Record companies defined these questions in the 1920s and 1930s to increase record sales. But can't every have the blues? What did the blues sound like before it was big business? Snag this wonderful release and its two following volumes to expand your horizons!

Artists:

  • ANDREW BAXTER
  • JIM BAXTER
  • HENRY THOMAS
  • SAM COLLINS
  • MISSISSIPPI MUD STEPPERS
  • SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHIOR
  • RUBE LACY
  • TAYLOR'S KENTUCKY BOYS
  • LITTLE HAT JONES
  • B. F. SHELTON
  • WEAVER & BEASLEY
  • EVANS & McCLAIN
  • BAYLESS ROSE
  • WILLIE WALKER
  • PAPA HARVEY HULL
  • REV. GATES & CONGREGATION
  • BUELL KAZEE
  • LOTTIE KIMBROUGH
  • CINCINNATI JUG BAND
  • DICK DEVALL
  • MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT
  • TEDDY DARBY
  • ROBERT WILKINS
  • DENSON QUARTET

Track Listing:

  • BAMALONG BLUES- ANDREW AND JIM BAXTER
  • RU MOLLIE RUN- HENRY THOMAS
  • LONESOME ROAD BLUES- SAM COLLINS
  • JACKSON STOMP- MISSISSIPPI MUD STEPPERS
  • ON JORDAN'S STORMY BANKS WE STAND- SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHIOR
  • MISSISSIPPI JAIL HOUSE GROAN- RUBE LACY
  • FORKED DEER- TAYLOR'S KENTUCKY BOYS
  • BYE BYE BABY BLUES- LITTLE HAT JONES
  • PRETTY POLLY- B. F. SHELTON
  • SOFT STEEL PISTON- WEAVER & BEASLEY
  • TWO WHITE HORSES IN A LINE- EVANS & McCLAIN
  • JAMESTOWN EXHIBITION- BAYLESS ROSE
  • DUPREE BLUES- WILLIE WALKER
  • FRANCE BLUES- PAPA HARVEY HULL
  • DYING MOTHER AND HER CHILD- REV. GATES & CONGREGATION
  • JOHN HARDY- BUELL KAZEE
  • WAYWARD GIRL BLUES- LOTTIE KIMBROUGH
  • NEWPORT BLUES- CINCINNATI JUG BAND
  • TOM SHERMAN'S BARROOM- DICK DEVALL
  • STACK O'LEE BLUES- MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT
  • LAWDY LAWDY WORRIED BLUES- TEDDY DARBY
  • I'LL GO WITH HER BLUES- ROBERT WILKINS
  • CHRISTIAN SOLDIER- DENSON QUARTET