Monday, February 25, 2008

Juke Joint Blues (various artists, circa 1948 - 1959)

This LP has been in the collection for ages, an album that's just steeped in cool.
It's one of those great comps released in the very early '70's, showcasing an obscure array of delightfully dusty old blues...

- Click here to read back cover liner notes, enlarged in a new window

The Blues Classics record label was established in 1964 as a re-issue subsidiary of Arhoolie Records, the Berkeley, California-based 'roots and folk' label.

See also:
Chris Strachwitz and the Arhoolie Story


'Juke Joint Blues'
(Blues Classics compilation LP, circa 1970),
Listen to:

1. Eddie Burns & John T. Smith - Bad Woman Blues (c. 1948)

2. Ernest 'Buddy' Lewis - Lonesome Bedroom (c. 1952)

3. Harvey Hill Jr. - She Fooled Me (c. 1952)

4. Mr. Honey (David Edwards) - Build A Cave (c. 1951)

5. L.C. Williams w/ Lightning Hopkins - The Lazy J (c. 1951)

6. Lightning Leon - Reposession Blues (c. 1959)

7. Alvin Smith - On My Way (c. 1954)

8. Dr. Hepcat (Lavada Durst) - Hattie Green (c. 1949)

9. Sonny Boy Holmes - The $64 Question (c. 1952)

10. Arthur 'Big Boy' Spires - Which One Do I Love (c. 1953)

11. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - Harmonica Train (c. 1952)

12. Sonny Boy Holmes - TNT Woman (c. 1952)

13. Jimmy Wilson w/ Lafayette Thomas - Trouble, Trouble (c. 1953)

14. Square Walton w/ Sonny Terry - Bad Hangover (c. 1953)

(click for audio)

- - OR download all 14 tracks in one 37.3 Mb zipfile.


billie said...

This is a rare treat! Thank you for sharing.

FresnoDick said...

I have this album; probably bought it shortly after it came out...what a fantastic cover. It just screams rural south, greasy ribs, beer and incredible music.

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