Essential East Coast Blues (GATEFOLD, 2LP VINYL SET)

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2LP
Bar-code: 5060143491696
Cat No: NOT2LP169


This compilation brings together cuts by a group of guitar players who pioneered a style of music known as the East Coast or Piedmont Blues. The term was coined by blues scholar Peter B. Lowry, who credits folklorist Bruce Bastin with discovering the style. The Piedmont style grew out of formal ‘parlor guitar’ techniques as well as banjo playing, string band and the ragtime tradition of the early 20th century. ‘East Coast Blues’ presents the softer, friendlier side of the blues and gives you a chance to enjoy a selection of fine playing in this often overlooked and under-appreciated style.



LP 1 Side 1

1. Barbecue Blues – Barbecue Bob
2. Midnight Rambler – Buddy Moss
3. New Prison Blues – Peg Leg Howell
4. Decatur Street 81 – Curley Weaver
5. Lord, Stand By Me – Reverend Gary Davis
6. Good Feeling Blues – Blind Boy Fuller
7. Cocaine Blues – Luke Jordan

LP 1 Side 2

1. Worried Man Blues – Sonny Terry
2. Dupree – Josh White
3. One Way Gal – William Moore
4. Worn Out Engine Blues – Blind Boy Fuller
5. Fairy Blues – Peg Leg Howell
6. Writin’ Paper Blues – Blind Willie McTell
7. Back Home Blues – Brownie McGhee

LP 2 Side 1

1. We Sure Got Hard Times – Barbecue Bob
2. Runaway Woman – Sonny Terry
3. Thousand Woman Blues – Pink Anderson
4. Runaway Man Blues – Floyd Council
5. Dough Rolling Papa – Buddy Moss
6. Oh Lawdy Mama – Curley Weaver
7. I Want Some Of Your Pie – Sonny Terry And Blind Boy Fuller

LP 2 Side 2

1. Rolling Mill Blues – Peg Leg Howell
2. You Can Go Home – Reverend Gary Davis
3. B & O Blues – Bumble Bee Slim
4. Old Time Blues – Carl Martin
5. It Must Be Love – Brownie McGhee
6. No More Blues – Curley Weaver
7. Goin’ Up The Country – Barbecue Bob