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Various Artists Collections - Post War East Coast Blues 

VARIOUS ARTISTS Document DOCD 5588 Carolina Blues & Gospel, 1945-1951 ● CD $15.98
Features 10 nice country blues sides from 1945 by guitar/ piano duo Sonny Boy & Lonnie (with occasional drum) plus 16 cuts by Marylin Scott, 2 country blues, 2 urban blues and 12 gospel sides - the latter issued under the name Mary Deloatch.
MARYLIN SCOTT: Another woman's man/ Beer bottle boogie/ I got what my daddy likes/ I really believe/ I want to die easy/ I'll ride on a cloud with my Lord/ If you only knew/ Let's do the boogie woogie/ Life was a burden/ Mother dear/ Our Father loves his son/ Rumors of war/ Straighten him out/ The Lord's gospel train/ The new gospel street/ Uneasy blues/ SONNIE BOY AND LONNIE: Big moose blues/ Bigheaded woman/ I wonder who's holding you/ I'll water you every/ Mama blues/ My baby blues/ South West Pacific blues/ Talking boogie/ The wide boogie/ Wiggle round me baby

VARIOUS ARTISTS Collectables 5324 East Coast Blues ● CD $11.98
16 tracks, 46 min., recommended. Gotham didn't record a lot of country blues, but that which it did is high quality. This album, originally Krazy Kat 824, complements the Sonny Terry LP (#807) and the magnificent Dan Pickett LP (#811) with more great east coast country blues. This album features 3 alternate takes of songs by Pickett plus the superb I Can Shake It. There is also an alternate of No Love Blues by Sonny Terry with fine slide guitar. There are three tracks by the very fine Doug Quattlebaum from 1953 including the beautiful Foolin' Me and the remarkable Don't Be Funny Baby. There are two tracks by Tarheel Slim on which his melodic vocal and guitar are accompanied by a fine second guitarist - marvelous! There are 6 tracks by fine Alabama singer/ guitarist Ralph Willis with second guitar and bass. Fine performances though they pale compare to most of the other artists here. Interesting notes by Chris Smith, xeroxed from the LP cover! (FS)
DAN PICKETT: Driving That Thing/ I Can Shake It/ Laughing Blues/ Number Writer/ DOUG QUATTLEBAUM: Don't Be Funny Baby/ Foolin' Me/ Lizzy Lou/ TARHEEL SLIM: Somebody Changed The Lock/ You're A Little Too Slow/ SONNY TERRY: No Love Blues/ RALPH WILLIS: Goin' To Chattanooga/ I Will Never Love Again/ New Goin' Down Slow/ So Many Days/ Steel Mill Blues/ That Gal's No Good

VARIOUS ARTISTS Global Village 1006 Tidewater Blues ● CD $15.98
A wonderful selection of 16 country blues recordings featuring commercial recordings from the 20s and the 50s, field recordings from the 70s and one superb field recording from 1940 - also includes a wonderful gospel performance from 1929 by the Monarch Jazz Quartet. Performers include Carl Hodges, The Virginia Four, William Moore, John Cephas, The Back Porch Boys, Pernell Charity & others.

VARIOUS ARTISTS Global Village 1001 Virginia Traditions - Non Blues Secular Black Music ● CD $15.98

VARIOUS ARTISTS Global Village 1003 Virginia Traditions - Western Piedmont Blues ● CD $15.98
Reissue of Blue Ridge Institute LP BRI 003.


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