Various Artists

The Rough Guide To Country Blues

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World Music Network

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From sublime bottleneck guitar and upbeat rags to classic songster tunes and hokum, this Rough Guide highlights the many different facets of country blues, with tracks by blues legends including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Skip James and many more. This LP is a perfect overview of the many different styles and key performers of country blues on one album and is an incredibly diverse selection of tracks including bottleneck guitar playing, upbeat rags and classic songster tunes. It traces the development of country blues during its 1920s/1930s heyday and has been lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques.


Skip James - Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues
Blind Willie McTell - Georgia Rag
Blind Willie Johnson - God Moves On The Water
Big Bill Boonzy - How You Want It Done?
Frank Stokes - I Got Mine
Bukka White - Sic ‘Em Dogs On
Blind Blake - Come On Boys Let’s Do That Messin’ Around
Charley Patton - A Spoonful Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Ain’t No Tellin’
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Jack O’Diamonds (Take 2)
Blind Boy Fuller - Mama Let Me Lay It On You
Son House - My Black Mama - Part 1
Furry Lewis - Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee
Leadbelly - Packin’ Trunk Blues

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