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18 Unsung Bluesmen rarities 1923-1929: I'm going where the water drinks like wine
Label : Sub Rosa
Year : 2009
Format : CD
Style : Blues
Availability : In stock
Price : 13.50 € - BUY
|Description :||A must-have compilation for anyone even remotely interested in the blues, this collection of rare, largely unheard music from the pre-war South is a real reminder of the true spirit and meaning of this old and mythic form of American folk. Guy Mark Hinant of Sub Rosa has done a wonderful job of collecting, researching, and reporting on these tracks, all of which were recorded at 78 rpms and originally released at the time of their creations on scattered labels. Many of these records have floated out into the realm of obscurity and have only recently been discovered again, some of them existing as sole remaining copies, reproduced and presented here for the first time. Hinant wanted to highlight more of the unknown artists of the area who were never given a second chance, until now that is. 'I'm Going Where the Water Drinks Like Wine' is the stories of these unknown men (the birth names of some of the performers is still a mystery) and their struggles, loves, frustrations and disappointments. And it's these stories as presented by Hinant that makes the disc really special. We're reminded of the real meanings of the blues, not only through the lyrics and forms, but through the poor conditions in which the music was captured and in the tragic lifestyles some of these folks led. These sessions took place in office buildings, some in hotels. One artist is believed to have been a hobo...and my favorite part about the compilation is that it often offers two tracks (both sides of the 78s) from an artist/session to give the listener a broader sense of each singer's own unique style. |
|Titles :||01. SYLVESTER WEAVER - Guitar Blues 03:07 |
02. BO WEAVIL JACKSON - Why do you moan ? 03:11
03. RICHARD RABBIT BROWN - James Alley Blues 03:09
04. ANDREW BAXTER - K.C. Railroad Blues 03:28
05. LUKE JORDAN - Traveling Coon 03:14
06. LUKE JORDAN - Pick Poor Robin Clean 02:41
07. BUDDY BOY HAWKINS - Workin' On The Railroad 02:32
08. BUDDY BOY HAWKINS - Yellow Woman Blues 02:35
09. ISHMAN BRACEY - The Fore Day Blues 03:24
10. WILLARD RAMBLIN' THOMAS - No Job Blues 03:12
11. ARTHUR PETTIES - Down South Blues 03:14
12. ARTHUR PETTIES - Out on Santa-Fe blues 03:12
13. RUBE LACEY - Mississippi Jailhouse Groan 03:22
14. RUBE LACEY - Ham Hound Crave 02:54
15. TOM DICKSON - Labor Blues 03:00
16. FREDDIE SPRUELL - Low-Down Mississippi Bottom Man 03:25
17. JESSE BABYFACE THOMAS - Blue Goose Blues 02:36
18. WILLIE BAKER - Bad Luck Moan 03:05
19. WILLIE BAKER - Sweet Patunia Blues 03:16
20. KID BAILEY - Mississippi Bottom Blues 02:49
21. KID BAILEY - Rowdy Blues 02:59
22. WILLIE BLIND JOE REYNOLDS - Nehi Blues 03:14
23. HENRY TOWNSEND - Poor Man Blues 03:01
24. NOAH LEWIS - Devil in the Woodpile 02:54