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16 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920’s, Vol.4:Dope Head Blues

Perfect addition to any Blues collection. This is a great series. Highlights include: “Cocaine Habit Blues”-Memphis Jug Band, “Fore Day Creep”-Ida Cox, “Don’t Wake It Up”-Mississippi Sheiks and “Mississippi County Farm Blues”-Son House. Other artists: Victoria Spivey, Charley Patton, Marshall … Continue reading

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King Of The Blues Clarinet 1923-1940-Johnny Dodds

The older brother of drummer Baby Dodds was always in the top ranks of clarinetists. Twenty-seven tracks on this collection. You’ll hear why,along with Buster Bailey, he had a huge influence on Benny Goodman. Highlights include: “Gate Mouth” w/New Orleans … Continue reading

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Mama Don’t Allow No Easy Riders Here-Strutting The Dozens:Rags Blues Stomps 1923-36

Twenty-three tracks on another good compilation of the Blues pioneers. Collectors will like this gathering as it fills holes in their collections. Highlights include: “Mama Don’t Allow No Easy Riders Here”-Cow Cow Davenport, “Avenue Strut”-Herve Duerson, “The Fives”-Turner Parrish and … Continue reading

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Rare 1920’s Blues & Jazz 1923-1929

Twenty-five tracks for the Blues collector. Mostly obscure artists rarely found on any compilations. A number of the tracks are alternate takes. Highlights include: “Lonesome Daddy Blues”-Viola McCoy, “Leaving Town To Wear You Off My Mind”-Sammie Lewis, “Automobile Blues”-Clifford Hayes’ … Continue reading

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Lucille Bogan (1923-1935)

Twenty tracks from the woman who who defined “Down ‘N Dirty” Blues. A lot of entertainment is packed in these tracks. If you’re looking for great early Blues…look no further. Highlights include: “Coffee Grindin’ Blues”, “Pot Hound Blues”, “I Hate That … Continue reading

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Jazzmen Play The Blues 1923-1957 2 CD’S

Forty tracks ranging from King Oliver to T-Bone Walker. This is a great collection for all music lovers, The names speak for themselves. CD #1 highlights include: “West End Blues”-Louis Armstrong, “The Call Of The Blues”-Sidney De Paris, “Aunt Hager’s … Continue reading

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Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945

Twenty-five tracks to fill in any Blues collection. This is a real primer to those exploring some of the early Blues greats. Highlights include: “Sport Model Mama”-Sippie Wallace w/Richard M.Jones, “Feather Bed Blues”-Bumble Bee Slim, “My Stove’s In Good Condition”-Lil … Continue reading

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“I Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle”-Perry Bradford

Twenty-five tracks from 1923-28. Bradford was a pianist and vaudevillian and an impresario. He recorded many artists of the day that would have been lost in obscurity if it wasn’t for his efforts to promote Blues and Jazz. Some of … Continue reading

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Songs We Taught Your Mother-Alberta Hunter, Lucille Hegamin, Victoria Spivey (1961)

Twelve tracks with Hunter getting four songs, Hegamin getting three and Spivey with five. Backing musicians include Buster Bailey, J.C.Higgenbottham and Willie “The Lion” Smith. The blues singers came out of retirement to make this collection and it’s a great experience … Continue reading

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1923-1927-Lem Fowler

Twenty-four tracks from a pianist almost totally forgotten. After recording with numerous Blues and Jazz singers along with solos and his own groups, Fowler just disappeared. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t one of the most talented of the era. This … Continue reading

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