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Various Artists - Before the Blues, Vol. 2: The Early American Black Music Scene album download
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Various Artists - Before the Blues, Vol. 2: The Early American Black Music Scene album download

Performer:
Various Artists
Album:
Before the Blues, Vol. 2: The Early American Black Music Scene
Style:
Country Blues,Old-Timey,String Bands,Acoustic Blues,Acoustic Memphis Blues,Acoustic Texas Blues,Delta Blues,Piedmont Blues,Pre-War Blues,Pre-War Country Blues,Pre-War Gospel Blues,Regional Blues,Slide Guitar Blues
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Duration:
01:08:32
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1244 mb
FLAC archive size:
1738 mb
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ADX AHX MP1 TTA MP2 ASF
Rating:
4.8
Votes:
586

The title of this compilation, Before the Blues, may be a deceiving one, particularly as it comes from Yazoo Records, a label that specializes in the earliest music of the genre. While the performances here date back to the first commercial recordings (made during the mid-'20s), the blues, as a musical form, was probably born a good 20 years earlier, at the turn of the century. Maintaining a looser format than many of their compilations, Before the Blues follows the music from the juke joint on a Saturday night to church the next morning. Included are tracks from some of the most popular.

4. –Memphis Jug Band.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample). The blues, for the most part, was a quintessential black music form as it developed out of the scorched dry plantation fields of the post- Civil War Jim Crow South, out of the moans and groans of the black church Sunday and out of the hard drinking, hard fighting, hard loving, hard partying Saturday night acoustic music (had to, no electricity) night before.

Sam Collins - Lonesome Road Blues (3:06) 19. Seventh Day Adventist Choir - On Jordan's Stormy Banks We Stand (2:37) 20. Taylor's Kentucky Boys - Forked Deer (2:45) 21. Teddy Darby - Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues (3:07) 22. Weaver & Beasley - Soft Steel Piston (3:04) 23. Willie Walker - Dupree Blues (3:30). DOWNLOAD The Early American Black Music Scene, Vol. 1. Pasw Black Napkin.

VA - Before The Blues The Early American Black Music Scene Vol. 1-3 (1996) FLAC. Before the blues? If you take Webster's first definition-"Low spirits: melancholy"-well, then we're not talking pre-W.

Entire album reeks with every word and note from artists who aren’t holding anything back. This has the feelings music is supposed to have, especially blues and this in right up there with the best of the best.

Blues Creation (1). Blur (1). Bob Dylan (1. Various Australian Artists Early 70's). Fable Records Ron Tudor's Fable Records was the most successful Australian independent recording company of the early 1970s. In 1974, he became the first Australian artist to perform on the American music show Midnight Special. Back in Australia he continues to work as a singer songwriter and producer .

Artist: Various Album: Talking with the Blues - An Anthology Of Contemporary Blues Songs Fron The USA Genre: Blues Label: Taxim Records Released: 1992-2006 Quality: mp3, 256 kbps. The concept of TALKING WITH THE BLUES is based on a view of the various US states as blues regions. Contemporary American blues practice is not limited to just a handful of states and comes in many shapes and colors. The infrastructure of the blues scene is not based upon the music industry's PR efforts but kept alive by the inherent qualities of the music and the profound dedication of blues lovers all over the country. Good blues does not have an expiration date. Blues is soulful, emotional, direct and intense.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Dallas Rag Unidentified Prisoner Dallas String Band 2:57
2 How Long Frank Stokes Frank Stokes 3:17
3 Skin Game Blues Peg Leg Howell Peg Leg Howell 3:06
4 K.C. Moan Tewee Blackman Memphis Jug Band 2:33
5 Just a Spoonful Charley Jordan 2:40
6 Doggone My Good Luck Soul Hattie Hudson Hattie Hudson 3:08
7 There's a Brown Skin Girl Down the Road Somewhere Eck Robertson 2:54
8 You're Going to Leave the Old Home, Jim Lulu Jackson 3:04
9 Deep Blue Sea Blues Texas Alexander Tommy McClennan 3:01
10 Cold Morning Shout South Street Trio 3:09
11 Been Listening All the Day Blind Joe Taggart 2:35
12 Mississippi Boweavil Blues Charley Patton Charley Patton 3:07
13 I'll Lead a Christian Life Golden P. Harris 3:18
14 The Old Folks Started It Minnie Wallace Minnie Wallace 2:43
15 Vine Street Drag 3:02
16 Nobody's Fault But Mine Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson 3:12
17 Last Kind Words Blues Geeshie Wiley 3:02
18 Guitar Stomp Walter Roland / Sonny Scott 2:54
19 Jack O'Diamond Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson / Traditional Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:49
20 Reuben Oh Reuben Traditional Emry Arthur 2:59
21 Memphis Stomp The Blue Boys 3:05
22 On the Wall Louise Johnson Louise Johnson 3:02
23 Roving Cowboy Frank Jenkins 2:55
  • It's important to clarify what "Before The Blues" means -- these are songs (3 volumes worth) selected because they represent pre-blues 19th century song styles -- not because they're recordings made "before the blues" came about. Parlor songs, work songs, ballads with roots in England, sermons -- I believe all 3 volumes of this set are essential listening. Each disc comes with a booklet about the artists, the songs and source material. It's one of my favorite Yazoo compilations and after 20 years I've never grown tired of it. It's more melodic than most strictly "blues" CDs, and refreshingly diverse.