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The Rough Guide to Delta Blues [CD]

Willie Love, Luther Huff, Big Joe Williams, Willie Williams, Blues Masters (Series) Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: World Music Network (Uk) Ltd
  • ASIN: B000063WAP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,997 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Jumper on the line - R. L. Burnside
2. Preaching blues (Up jumped the devil) - Robert Johnson
3. Done left here - Mississippi Fred McDowell
4. High water everywhere part one - Charley Patton
5. Walkin' blues - Son House
6. Sitting on top of the world - Mississippi Sheiks
7. Country blues - Muddy Waters
8. Goin' back to the bridge - Asie Payton
9. Last kind words blues - Geechie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
10. Catfish blues - Robert Petway
11. Cool drink of water blues - Tommy Johnson
12. Black Mattie - Robert Belfour
13. Outside woman blues - Blind Joe (Willie) Reynolds
14. Future blues - Willie Brown
15. On the wall - Louise Johnson
16. Stack O'Lee blues - Mississippi John Hurt
17. Mississippi swamp moan - Alfred Lewis
18. Aberdeen Mississippi blues - Bukka White
19. Meet me in the city - Junior Kimbrough
20. That's no way to get along - Robert Wilkins
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It isn't often a CD conjures magic out of the past the way The Rough Guide to Delta Blues does, but as Johnathan Ogle puts it in his excellent sleeve notes, these sounds from the Deep South cotton fields really are the cornerstone of American popular music. One by one, in tracks that are blissfully uncleaned-up, the well-chosen voices take it in turns to assert their own particular brand of down-home beauty. There are murderers and preachers aplenty, sometimes blind, sometimes in possession of an alarming physical dexterity; the oldest recordings--like that of herbal medic Robert Wilkins--are the most intensely characterful. But there's an enormous range of styles represented here, from the nifty slide guitar and chameleon tones of Robert Johnson to the heavy rasp of Charley Patton and the unmistakeable timbre of Big Bill Broonzy. Every track has its own fascination, whether it's barrelhouse pianist Louise Johnson extolling the virtues of doing it standing up, Fred McDowell demonstrating his "slash and drone" guitar technique, or Alfred Lewis rapidly alternating between whoops, hollers and blasts on his harmonica. And in Tommy Johnson's deft falsetto we see where latter-day falsettist Bobby McFerrin got his inspiration. --Michael Church

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic introduction to Delta Blues 18 Feb 2004
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I am not a lover of complilation blues albums - largely because there is so much dross out there - but this is fantastic. A wide range of blues and quality of recording but it all fits together beautifully. The album also contains many songs that have been covered (particularly by '60's rock bands)that are like old friends coming in from the cold.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Collection 3 Aug 2004
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This compilation is out of this World...sequenced in a most pleasing fashion, you wont be reaching for the 'next track' button here...outstanding performances from the greats of the Delta Blues, plus newcomers who blend in so well as a whole. Great sound quality too, with a handsome booklet..and a price that is a joke, this disc you will treasure for a lifetime. This must be the best Blues bagain would be a complete fool to miss this!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars High water everywhere 2 Mar 2011
By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The compilation is an unpredictable, ornery beast, best approached with caution and a healthy degree of scepticism. Not so this exemplary collection, which gathers together 24 likely suspects, not to mention a few unlikely ones, offering the grateful listener 74 mins of some of the best, rootsiest delta blues you`re likely to hear in one place.
The expected line-up is present & correct - the devilishly mesmerising Robert Johnson, marvellous Mississippi Fred McDowell, ol` Charley Patton (whose High Water Everywhere Bob Dylan paid tribute to in his own song of that title), Son House, Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White, Big Bill Broonzy, Big Joe Williams and Skip James. Hey, Glyn, why are you bothering to type all these names? Glad you asked, it`s `cause they`re such great names, an` I just wanna list `em is all.
There`re also lesser known, but equally stunning, tracks by the likes of Asie Payton, Willie Brown, Louise Johnson, Robert Wilkins & let`s not forget Bo Carter who tells his woman "Don`t Mash My Digger So Deep". Well, who wouldn`t?
Ain`t a dud track here, and you get the Mississippi Sheiks too, who - in the words of Dylan again, "must`ve been something to behold". They certainly must.
Listening to this CD may well make you want to pour yourself a whiskey, build that front porch you`ve always longed for, or even pick up a guitar. You won`t be bored, you won`t wish it were any longer or shorter, and you`ll be very glad you put it on instead of whatever else was in your mind to play.
The sleevenotes & pics are a delight (especially the big one of mean old Muddy in his element) and all in all the whole thing reeks of class.

"I`m so glad, I`m so glad, I`m glad, I`m glad, I`m glad..."

I am, too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and dreamy (4.5 stars) 14 Nov 2000
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Absolutely wonderful compilation of psychadelic chillout music of all types imaginable (emphasis on the psychadelic bit...); really hypnotic and great to dance to and lose yourself in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solo piano Blues history 26 Oct 2013
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It's a good collection and a piece of history.

Good seller.

Don't read this part. I'm putting in all these extra words because amazon insists on people giving lots of info in these reviews but really for the most part, there is no need.
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