Definitive Delta Blues

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 3CD
Bar-code: 5060143490873
Cat No: NOT3CD087

£7.99

Most experts will tell you that the boom years for blues recording were 1927 to 1930, the onset of the Depression curtailing the activities of the record companies but, more importantly, lessening the buying power of the already poverty-stricken black community. The migration northwards to the urban centres also altered consumer tastes. The unsophisticated sounds of the country were no longer relevant and city dwellers demanded music that would reflect their lifestyles. Rhythm and blues was about to give them what they wanted, but the Delta blues would never die. This definitive compilation offers 75 good reasons why.

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CD 1

1. Standing At The Crossroads – Elmore James
2. Fixin’ To Die – Bukka White
3. I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson
4. Baby Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
5. Spoonful Blues – Charley Patton
6. Who May Your Regular Be? – David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards
7. Mississippi River Blues – Big Bill Broonzy
8. Miss Sadie Mae – John Lee Hooker
9. Bottle It Up And Go – Tommy McClennan
10. I Be’s Troubled – Muddy Waters
11. Stomp Down Rider – Blind Willie McTell
12. Blue Harvest Blues – Mississippi John Hurt
13. Dirty Mistreater – Willie ‘Poor Boy’ Lofton
14. Little Boy Sue – Robert Lockwood Jr
15. Ragged And Dirty – Williie Brown
16. Devil Got My Woman – Skip James
17. Catfish Blues – Bobo Thomas
18. Black Pony Blues – Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
19. Lonesome Highway Blues – Lucious Curtis
20. Special Rider Blues – Son House
21. 34 Blues – Charley Patton
22. Bertha Lee Blues – Robert Petway
23. Crawlin’ King Snake – Tony Hollins
24. When The Levee Breaks – Kansas Joe McCoy
25. Canned Heat Blues – Tommy Johnson

CD 2

1. Delta Blues – Big Joe Williams
2. Country Blues – Muddy Waters
3. Stagolee – David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards
4. Death Valley Blues – Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup
5. Black Spider Blues – Robert Lockwood Jr
6. Highway No.51 – Tommy McClennan
7. Candy Man Blues – Mississippi John Hurt
8. Hellhound On My Trail – Robert Johnson
9. Early In The Morning – Elmore James
10. Hobo Jungle Blues – Sleepy John Estes
11. Motherless and Fatherless Blues – Papa Charlie McCoy
12. Shady Grove Blues – John Lee Hooker
13. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues – Bukka White
14. Banana In Your Fruit Basket – Bo Carter
15. My Black Mama (Part 1) – Son House
16. Left Alone Blues – Ishman Bracey
17. Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Blind Willie Johnson
18. 1951 Blues – Luther Huff
19. Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues – Skip James
20. Rockin’ Chair Blues – Robert Petway
21. Something Gonna Happen To You – Kansas Joe McCoy
22. Joe’s Jump – Joe Hill Louis
23. Cool Drink Water Of Blues – Tommy Johnson
24. Rootin’ Ground Hog – Big Joe Williams
25. Cross Roads Blues – Robert Johnson

CD 3

1. Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) – Robert Johnson
2. Am I Right Or Wrong? – Son House
3. You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone – Muddy Waters
4. Frankie – Mississippi John Hurt
5. Build A Cave – David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards
6. Parchman Farm Blues – Bukka White
7. Take A Little Walk With Me – Robert Lockwood Jr
8. Trouble Hearted Blues – Ishman Bracey
9. She’s A Married Woman – Big Joe Williams
10. I’m So Glad – Skip James
11. I Love My Baby – Tommy McClennan
12. Landing Blues – John Lee Hooker
13. Last Time Blues – Papa Charlie McCoy
14. I’m Getting Wild About Her – Big Joe Williams
15. Special Agent Blues – Sleepy John Estes
16. Shake Them Down – Bukka White
17. Shake It And Break It – Charley Patton
18. Milk Cow Blues – Freddie Spruell
19. Little School Girl – L.C. Green
20. Ain’t No Telling – Mississippi John Hurt
21. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground – Blind Willie Johnson
22. Love In Vain – Robert Johnson
23. Moon Going Down – Charley Patton
24. Special Steam Lines – Bukka White
25. My Pencil Won’t Write No More – Bo Carter