Essential Blues Vol 3 1920’s – 1940 – DL105

Essential Blues Vol 3 1920's - 1940 - DL105Essential Blues Vol 3 1920’s – 1940 – DL105

Released: 9th March 2015, Download Only

The Blues is eternal. A deep, dark, brooding music created by poor black workers in the deep South of the United States at the dawn of the 20th Century.
Unmistakable when heard- it resonates with anyone with a capacity to ‘feel’. Born in the cotton fields it grew from work songs, hollers, shouts, chants and eventually picked on acoustic guitars. It was the Blues that helped these people communicate their desperate struggle and eventually celebrate their long road to emancipation.  This series of Essential Blues can serve as an introduction to some of the best originators of the genre, or alternatively as a finely selected collection of the music that went on to influence: Jazz, Gospel Music, Rhythm and Blues and eventually as one of the essential ingredients in the emergence of Rock n Roll. Volume 3 features such luminaires as: Tampa Red, Blind Blake & Mississippi Sheiks etc as well as unearthing classic rarities by relatively unknown performers. Another essential album from The Viper Label.


1. Barrelhouse Buck Mc Farland – Mercy Mercy Blues.
2. Hambone Willie Newborn – Roll and Tumble Blues.
3. Jammie Davis – She’s a Hum Dum Dinger.
4. Earl Thomas – Burying Ground.
5. Convicts of Ballwood Prison Camp, Atlanta – Rock Island line.
6. Ben Abney ( Peg leg ) – I’m a Rattlesnakin’ Daddy.
7. Lil Mc Clintock – Furniture Man.
8. Charlie Segar- Key to the Highway.
9. Mississippi Sheiks – Lonely one in this Town.
10. Bayless Rose – Jamestown Exhibition.
11. Leroy Carr – When the sun goes down.
12. Poor Bill – Way up on the Mountain.
13. Wesley Wallace – No 29.
14. Blind Blake – Georgia Bound.
15. Jabo Williams – Jab Blues.
16. Blind Roosevelt Graves – New York Blues.
17. St Louis Red Mike Bailey – Chimney Higher.
18. Robert Wilkins – New Stock Yard Blues.
19. Charlie Spand – Back to the Woods.
20. Tampa Red – Things ‘bout coming my Way..