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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Yazoo
  • ASIN: B000000G7S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 295,839 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Railroad BluesFreeman Stowers 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Crazy About YouState Street Boys 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Wang Wang Harmonica BluesCarver Boys 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. My Driving WheelLee Brown 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bay Rum BluesAshley and Foster 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'm Going To Write & Tell MotherRobert Hill 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Blowin' The BluesChuck Darling 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Harmonica RagChuck Darling 2:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Man Trouble BluesJaybird Coleman 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Want You By My SideJazz Gillum 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Friday Moan BluesAlfred Lewis 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. House Snake BluesChicken Wilson & Skeeter Hinton 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Need More BluesBobby Leecan & Robert Cooksey 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Davidson County BluesDe Ford Bailey 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 

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By Wheel on 4 Mar. 2015
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This is just a wonderful compilation of pre-WWII American roots music from both the white & black traditions. The choice of material is spot-on and it is an effortlessly 'fun' album, not pretending to tell the history of the harmonica or to be in any way a 'scholarly' release. The brilliant cover by Robert Crumb is probably his best ever, it perfectly encapsulates the era and the music. I cannot pick out any standout cuts, as every song is a gem, but some are very hard to find on any other releases, so it is a good excuse to buy this anyhow. I first brought this on cassette over twenty years ago and have never grown tired of it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry on 13 Feb. 2014
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This is old music so I knew the quality was going to be suspect but I have to say hat the music itself is not good in fact apart from the first track it is not worth listening to and a real rip off for the price don't buy it you will be truly disappointed
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Essential for Harmonicists 30 July 2003
By Andre M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a very good collection of prewar (WW2, that is) harmonica blues. "The Train" was once essential for anyone who was serious about learning the harmonica, and Freeman Stowers gives a classic example of this in "Railroad Blues." Chuck Darling's "Blowing the Blues" is a rather sweet and whimsicla little tune that is no less enjoyable than it would have been back in 1930 when it was first released. Excellent Harp-guitar interplay. Jaybird Coleman, known today only to harcore blues fans, gets a few licks in. But the real treat for harmonicists is the legendary DeFord Bailey, who was probably the first harmonicist who was a bonafide recording star (via his appearances on the Grand Ole Opry). His "Davidson County Blues" (from 1928) shows the standard that was set for the likes of the Sonny Boy Williamsons, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter Jacobs, and all that were to follow. In either case, if you think you're hot stuff with the harmonica, listen to these masters and go back to your room and practice.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Harmonica Blues: the Original Masters 26 Nov. 2000
By Richard Malone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a "must-have" CD for those interested in early harmonica technique. It begins with a mind-blowing harmonica "train" by Freeman Stowers. This is unlike anything commonly found on post-war recordings. What follows is a wide-ranging sampling of virtuostic harmonica playing by artists both obscure, Chuck Darling, and famous, De Ford Bailey. This CD highlights harmonica techniques might otherwise have been lost. This would make a fine addition to the collection of any serious blues harmonica player.
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Essential for harp players 10 July 2004
By Flattop-Tomm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This cd is essential for all acoustic harp players, and even for electric harp players. These are the dudes that influenced Sonny Boy Willaimson II, Junior Wells, Little Walter, Big Walter, Kid Thomas, and other great electric blues harp players from the 50's on. This cd concentrates on the 20's and 30's, which is essentially the pre war blues period. Not all the songs are strictly blues there's some hillbilly, and jug style tunes too. However the main stars here are the harp players, and thier amazing solos. Jaybird Coleman might very well be the most well known of the harp players here, but they are all great and so is the sound quality. I am a harp player myself, and I recomend this to all harp players as well as anything by the logn forgotten Harmonica Fats.
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Out In The 1920s Blues Harp Night 19 May 2012
By Alfred Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have endlessly mentioned the old time pre-city blues (cities, mainly upriver Memphis, Chicago and Detroit) migration (and electrification) of the blues as it came out of the Mississippi Delta (and other southern ports of call like Alabama and North Carolina but centrally Mississippi burning country in jim crow days. Back in those days it was played, among other places like hellhole Parchman's Farm prison and the like, in hard-bitten, hard drinking, hard lovin' and hard repentin' Saturday nights at juke joints. Joints which due to a little electrical problem (none) meant that you have to drink your whisky in the dark (or kind of), doing your lovin', well you know what I mean, in the dark and your two-fisted fighting over some roaming -eyed woman in the darks as well.

What you also needed to do, if you were a musical performer, was set your instruments to that non-electric night. And hence the guitar (primitive or National Steel), the fiddle, and the instrument featured in this review, Harmonica Blues: Great Harmonica Performances Of The 1920s And 1930s,
had their heyday as weapons of choice for those who ventured into the 1920s blues night.

And this nice little treasure trove CD compilation gives you the best of the bunch who were recorded in those late 1920s and early 1930s days (before the great storm depression blew what little discretionary income there was all away) and one, if one so chooses can hear the long forgotten, for the most part, harmonica players, who influenced later legends like James Cotton, Junior Wells and, of course, Sonny Boy Williamson. The harmonica work is obviously as not as powerful as later when someone like Howlin' Wolf practically devours the damn thing putting up against a jacked-up microphone on a song like "How Many More Years" but the basic configurations are in place here. Moreover this CD has a roll call of the best, including Jazz Gillum, Jaybird Coleman , and Deford Bailey. And, as always with a Yazoo production, an informative sheet with all kind of interesting facts about the performers and the milieu is included.
Fantastic 25 April 2013
By Johnny Shawlands - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bought this CD being very interested in harmonica (harp) to the purists, playing. Absolutely great. Have copied all into my MP3 player.
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