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An Anthology Of 20th Century Blues
An Anthology Of 20th Century Blues

Various Artists
Styles: Blues
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7175
The Acrobat catalogue contains a wealth of blues collections by artists from across the spectrum of the genre, and this fantastic-value 100-track 4-CD set comprises recordings selected from just about every artist represented in the catalogue, and offering a rich cross-section of the finest blues of the 20th century. Inevitably it draws on every strand of the blues and just about every regional variation, from country blues from the Delta, to electric blues from Chicago, post0war California blues, New Orleans blues, Piedmont blues, New York Blues and more. The genre’s most influential luminaries and its biggest stars are all here – B.B. King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Bill Bill Broonzy, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Ma Rainey, and dozens more. Presented more or less in chronological order, it offers an extraordinary feast of music which provides not only a window on the development of the music of the African-American population of the USA, who provide the vast majority of the recordings here, but an anecdotal social commentary on their lives and observations which are the subject of many of the songs. It’s a collection which anyone with the remotest interest in the blues will undoubtedly enjoy.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Stingaree Blues Alberta Hunter
2 See See Rider Blues Ma Rainey with Her Georgia Jazz Band
3 Shake That Thing Papa Charlie Jackson
4 Old New Orleans Blues Willie Jackson
5 Gone Dead On You Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson
6 Kansas City Blues The Memphis Jug Band
7 Dope Head Blues Victoria Spivey
8 Levee Camp Moan Blues "Texas" Alexander
9 Kassie Jones - Part 1 Furry Lewis
10 A Spoonful Blues Charley Patton
11 Guitar Blues Lonnie Johnson & Blind Willie Dunn
12 Last Time Blues Charlie McCoy
13 Diddie Wa Diddie Blind Blake
14 Mississippi Swamp Moan Alfred Lewis
15 Keep It Clean Charley Jordan
16 Hard Time Blues Scrapper Blackwell
17 Crazy Crying Blues Memphis Minnie
18 East Chicago Blues Pinetop & Lindberg
19 M & O Blues Pt. 1 Bumble Bee Slim
20 Black Angel Tampa Red
21 Milk Cow Blues Kokomo Arnold
22 Dough Rolling Papa Buddy Moss
23 Sweet Sixteen Walter Davis
24 St. Louis Blues Bessie Smith
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Baby Please Don't Go Big Joe Williams
2 The Honey Dripper Roosevelt Sykes
3 Sweet Home Chicago Robert Johnson
4 Prowling Night Hawk Robert Nighthawk
5 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Washboard Sam
6 My Daddy Rocks Me Trixie Smith
7 Bottle It Up And Go Tommy McLennan
8 Fixin' To Die Bukka White
9 Blowin' The Blues Sonny Terry
10 Romance In The Dark Lil Green
11 It's All Over Now Jazz Gillum
12 I Feel So Good Big Bill Broonzy
13 Working Man Blues Sleepy John Estes
14 Worried Life Blues Big Maceo
15 Junker Blues Champion Jack Dupree
16 I Wonder Cecil Gant
17 Downhearted Blues Miss Rhapsody (Viola Wells)
18 Motherless Children Josh White
19 Ella Speed Leadbelly
20 Sk Blues Pt. 1 Big Joe Turner
21  Wynonie’s Blues Wynonie Harris
22 Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five
23 Garfield Avenue Blues Jay McShann
24 That's All Right Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
25 Old Maid Boogie Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Be-Baba-Leba Helen Humes
2 Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday Is Just As Bad T-Bone Walker
3 Midnight Special Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
4 Since I Fell For You Annie Laurie With Paul Gayten & His Trio
5 Jimmy's Blues Jimmy McCracklin
6 Blues After Hours  Pee Wee Crayton
7 Out Of The Blue Hadda Brooks Trio
8 Don't Forget It Blind Willie McTell
9 Every Time I Get To Drinkin' Sunnyland Slim
10 My Time Is Expensive Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
11 Rock Awhile Goree Carter & His Hep Cats
12 Creole Gal Blues Edgar Blanchard & The Gondoliers
13 Little School Girl Smokey Hogg
14 I Almost Lost My Mind Ivory Joe Hunter
15 Blue Shadows Lowell Fulson
16 Dust My Broom Elmore James
17 Howling Woman Mac Willis
18 Weepin' And Cryin' Griffin Brothers
19 Eyesight To The Blind Sonny Boy Williamson
20 Telephone Blues Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
21 I Got Loaded Peppermint Harris With Maxwell Davis And His All-Stars
22 Love Love Love Little Bobby Harris
23 Five Long Years Eddie Boyd Sings And Plays
24 The Things That I Used To Do Guitar Slim
25 Feelin' Good Little Junior's Blue Flames
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Every Day I Have The Blues B.B. King
2 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters
3 San Francisco Bay Blues Jesse Fuller
4 I Hear You Knockin' Smiley Lewis
5 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Big Maybelle
6 Those Lonely, Lonely Nights Earl King
7 Don't Be Angry Nappy Brown
8 Smokestack Lightning Howlin' Wolf
9 Pretty Thing Bo Diddley
10 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby Jimmy Reed
11 Farther Up The Road Bobby Bland
12 Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu - Part 1 Huey Smith and The Clowns
13 This Mean Old World Snooks Eaglin
14 Rooster Blues Lightnin' Slim
15 Talking Blues Ramblin' Jack Elliot
16 My Babe Little Walter
17 Boom Boom John Lee Hooker
18 So Glad I'm Living James Cotton
19 You Got Me Walkin' And Talkin' John Hammond
20 Judgement Day Son House
21 Rollin' And Tumblin' Canned Heat
22 Born With The Blues Memphis Slim
23 Easy On Your Heels Lightnin' Hopkins
24 Prescription For The Blues Mike Bloomfield
25 California Blues Jimmy Witherspoon & Richard Holmes
26 Just Pickin' Magic Sam Aka Ron Thompson
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