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Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945
Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945

Various Artists
Styles: Blues
Catalogue Number: ACRCD194
Here are 25 examples of the emergent Chicago Blues genre recorded between 1926 and 1945. The city's pre-eminence as a Blues centre was not only due to the proliferation of clubs and recording companies based in the city but also to the ever increasing Black population. This is the music that shaped the Chicago Blues explosion of the 1950s and in turn its own influence over '60s rock. Full biographical and disco graphical details are included in the 8-page booklet. Tracks include "Bedroom Blues (Sippie Wallace"), "Honky Tonk Train Blues" (Meade Lux Lewis), "Big Bill Blues" (Big Bill Broonzy), "Beer Drinkin' Woman" (Memphis Slim ) and "This Tavern Boogie (Roosevelt Sykes Trio).

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Chicago Bound Blues Ida Coz
2 Suitcase Blues Hersal Thomas
3 Bedroom Blues Sippie Williams
4 Sport Model Mama Bertha "Shippie" Hill Acc. Richard M. Jones Jazz Wizards
5 Honky Tonk Train Blues Meade "Lux" Lewis
6 Pine Top Blues Pine Top Smith
7 I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone Tampa Red And His Hokum Jug Band
8 Come On Mama Georgia Tom & Hannah May
9 Squat It Memphis Minnie
10 Feather Bed Blues Bumble Bee Slim
11 Big Bill Blues Big Bill Broonzy
12 Down In The Alley Bob Robinson & His Bob Cats
13 My Stove's In Good Condition Lil Johnson
14 We Gonna Pitch A Boogie Woogie Harlem Hamfats
15 Cold Winter Blues Kokomo Arnold
16 East St. Louis Blues Jimmy Yancey with vocals by Faber Smith
17 She Fooled Me Washboard Sam And His Washboard Band
18 Romance In The Dark Lil Green
19 Beer Drinking Woman Memphis Slim
20 Worried Life Blues Big Maceo
21 Million Years Blues Sonny Boy Williamson
22 Classy Mae Blues Tommy McClennan
23 Down South Blues Bill "Jazz" Gillum
24 Watch Shorty Lonnie Johnson
25 This Tavern Boogie Roosevelt Sykes Trio
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