Essential Alabama Blues

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143494727
Cat No: NOT2CD472

£5.99

As students of the blues will know, the best music is often made in the most oppressive conditions. Discrimination and hardship led many African-Americans to abandon Alabama; they took their music with them, and this is how Alabama’s blues spread to other parts of the United States. The musicians gathered here may have made their name in other locations, but their music is a direct and immensely entertaining link back to the Yellowhammer State where they were born and raised.

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CD 1

1. Walking Blues – Big Mama Thornton
2. Sally Sue Brown – Arthur Alexander
3. Income Tax Blues – Ralph Willis
4. Lemon Man – Dan Pickett
5. Black Snake Blues – Horace Sprott
6. Snigglin’ Blues – Barefoot Bill
7. Something’s Gone Wrong – Dan Picket
8. Big Mama – Walter Roland
9. Squabblin’ Blues – Ed Bell
10. Seven Sister Blues – Edward Thompson
11. Blues Without A Dime – Clifford Gibson
12. The Spasm – Daddy Stovepipe with Misisippi Sarah
13. I Wonder Where My Easy Rider’s Gone – Frankie ‘Half Pint’ Jaxon
14. Cow Cow Blues – Cow Cow Davenport
15. Police And High Sheriff Come Ridin’ Down – Ollis Martin
16. Baking Powder Blues – Lucille Bogan
17. Polock Blues – Jabo Williams
18. Showers Of Rain – Edward Thompson
19. Red Cross Blues – Walter Roland
20. Callin’ Corrine – Frankie ‘Half Pint’ Jackson
21. Boodle-De-Dum Blues – Ben Covington
22. Coffee Grinder Blues – Jaybird Coleman
23. Shave ‘Em Dry – Lucille Bogan
24. After Hours – Paul Bascomb
25. Moanin’ The Blues – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra

CD 2

1. Hard Times – Big Mama Thornton
2. Gonna Hop On Down The Line – Ralph Willis
3. Drivin’ That Thing – Dan Pickett
4. Cotton Picking Blues – Big Mama Thornton
5. Sweet Man Blues – Ralph Willis
6. Early One Morning – Dan Pickett
7. Goodbye Blues – Ralph Willis
8. Take This Hammer – Horace Sprott
9. Leap Frog Blues – Paul Bascomb
10. D Natural Blues – Lucky Millinder
11. Bad Boy – Ed Bell
12. Back Door Blues – Walter Roland
13. Greenville Strut – Daddy Stovepipe with Mississippi Sarah
14. Jump Steady Daddy – Lucille Bogan
15. Ice And Snow Blues – Clifford Gibson
16. Florida Bound – Edward Thompson
17. Adam And Eve In The Garden – Ben Covington
18. Giving It Away – Jaybird Coleman
19. Bad Luck Dice – Clifford Gibson
20. Big Rock Jail – Ed Bell
21. Till The Cows Come Home – Lucille Bogan
22. Jive Man Blues – Frankie ‘Half Pint’ Jaxon
23. T Model Blues – Walter Roland
24. Jim Crow Blues – Cow Cow Davenport
25. St. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy Orchestra