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The Andrew 'Smokey' Hogg Collection 1937-57
The Andrew 'Smokey' Hogg Collection 1937-57

Andrew 'Smokey' Hogg
Styles: Blues
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3351
Born in Texas in 1914, Andrew Hogg was taught guitar by his father and in his teens was touring the logging camps and juke joints of East Texas with B.K., Turner, better known as Black Ace. He recorded a session in 1937, but it was a decade before he was back in the studio after military service. He recorded in Texas and Los Angeles in a variety of musical environments – solo, in duos and in small groups, for a staggering array of record labels, the records generally being released under the named Smokey Hogg, or various different spellings of that name, with his style being regarded as reminiscent of Big Bill Broonzy and Peetie Wheatstraw. This excellent-value 56-track 2-CD set comprises selected A and B sides from his releases on the Decca, Modern, Bullet, Specialty, Exclusive, Macy’s, Independent, Sittin’ In With, Jade, Imperial, Mercury, Combo, Top Hat, Federal, Show Time, Crown, Ray’s and Ebb labels during this era. It includes at least one side from the majority of his releases and recording sessions during this era, which effectively represented the entirety of his recording career – he died in 1960 at the age of 46. It includes his Top 10 R&B chart hits “Long Tall Mama” from 1948 and “Little School Girl” from 1950. It’s an absorbing selection of classic blues recordings, redolent of their provenance and showcasing his talents as guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Kind-Hearted Blues Andrew Hogg
2 Too Many Drivers  Smokey Hogg
3 Unemployment Blues Smokey Hogg
4 Hard Times Smoky Hogg
5 Anytime Is The Right Time Smokey Hogg
6 Long Tall Mama Smokey Hogg
7 Jivin' Little Woman Smokey Hogg
8 Golden Diamon Blues Smokey Hogg
9 My Baby's Worrying Me Smokey Hogg
10 My Christmas Baby Smokey Hogg
11 I'm Gonna Find Your Trick Smokey Hogg
12 Little School Girl Smokey Hogg
13 Nobody Treats Me Right Smokey Hogg
14 Evil Mind Blues Smokey Hogg
15 I Want My Baby For Christmas Smokey Hogg
16 Low Down Woman Blues Smokey Hogg
17 He Knows How Much We Can Bear Andrew Hogg
18 Restless Bed Blues Smokey Hogg
19 You Better Watch That Jive Smokey Hogg
20 What More Can A Woman Do Smokey Hogg
21 You Gotta Go Smoky Hogg
22 Worried Blues Smokey Hogg
23 The Way You Treat Me Smokey Hogg
24 Classification Blues Smokey Hogg
25 Let's Get Together And Drink Some Gin Smokey Hogg
26 You Won't Stay Home Smoky Hogg
27 I Love You Baby Smoky Hogg
28 Back To The Country Smoky Hogg
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Comin' Out Blues [That's My Baby]  Smokey Hogg And His Guitar
2 I Have Often Wondered Smokey Hogg And His Guitar
3 Up Today Down Tomorrow Smokey Hogg
4 Great Big Mama Smokey Hogg
5 Smokey's In Town [aka She's My Baby]  Smokey Hogge
6 Sleepless Blues Smokey Hogg
7 She's Always On My Mind Smokey Hogg
8 Dirty Mistreater Smokey Hogg
9 Patrol Wagon Blues Smokey Hogg
10 Oohw Baby Smokey Hogg
11 Hello Little Girl Smokey Hogg
12 Believe I'll Change Towns Smokey Hogg
13 I'm Leaving Smokey Hogg
14 Penitentiary Blues Part 1 Smokey Hogg
15 Baby Shake Your Leg Smokey Hogg
16 Crawdad Smokey Hogg
17 Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes Smokey Hogg
18 Keep A-Walkin' Smokey Hogg
19 River Hip Mama Smokey Hogg
20 Penny Pinching Mama Smokey Hogg
21 Gone Gone Gone Smokey Hogg
22 I Just Can't Help It Smokey Hogg
23 When I've Been Drinkin' Smokey Hogg
24 Train Whistle Smokey Hogg
25 No More Whiskey Smokey Hogg
26 I Declare Andrew H.
27 I've Been Happy Smokey Hogg
28 Good Mornin' Baby Smoky Hogg
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