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Rural Blues (1960)  Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Hurt, others 2 CD set

Rural Blues (1960) Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Hurt, others 2 CD set

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

Taken from unreleased recordings, previous Folkways releases, and early blues recordings, this two-disc set offers an introduction to the vocal styles, ornamentation, and instrumentation of this "highly personal, expressive idiom." Copious liner notes by Samuel B. Charters accompany the musical material.

Tracks
Disc 1
1. I Can't Stand It     Will Shade
2. Shelby County Work House Blues     Hambone Willie Newbern
3. From Four Until Late     Robert Johnson
4. You Can Leave, Baby     Furry Lewis
5. Milk Cow Blues     Kokomo Blues
6. Roberta Blues     L'il Son Jackson
7. Thousand Woman Blues     Blind Boy Fuller
8. If I Get Lucky     Arthur Crudup
9. Down the Highway     Charlie Pickett
10. Milk Cow Blues     Kokomo Blues
11. Take Your Burden to the Lord     Blind Willie Johnson
12. New Highway 51     Tommy McClennan
13. Mama T'ain't Long Fo' Day     Blind Willie McTell
14. Take Your Fingers Off It     Charlie Burse
15. My Wife Drove Me From My Door     Charley Lincoln
16. Skin Game Blues     Peg Leg Howell
17. Goin' Back To Florida     Lightnin' Hopkins
18. Standing at the Crossroads     Robert Johnson

Disc 2
1. One Kind Favor     Lightnin' Hopkins
2. Nobody's Fault But Mine     Blind Willie Johnson
3. Warm Up     Furry Lewis
4. Bukka's Jitterbug Swing     Bukka White
5. Coal Man Blues     Peg Leg Howell
6. Southern Can Mama     Blind Willie McTell
7. Airy Man Blues     Papa Charlie Jackson
8. Little Cow and Calf is Gonna Die Blues     Skip James
9. New How Long How Long Blues     Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
10. Harmonica Stomp     Sonny Terry, Oh Red, and Blind Boy Fuller
11. Shiney Town Blues     Frank Stokes
12. Trouble in Mind     Virgil Perkins
13. Mean Old Frisco     Arthur Crudup
14. Sporting Life Blues     Brownie McGhee
15. Solo     Virgil Perkins
16. Tippin' Round     Charlie Burse
17. Mama Don't Low It     Ham Gravy and Washboard Sam
18. Key to the Highway     Moochie Reeves

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