1928-1939, Vol. 1

1928-1939, Vol. 1

by Scrapper Blackwell
     
 

Scrapper Blackwell will always be best remembered for playing the guitar on a lengthy set of duets released under the name of pianist/singer Leroy Carr. His own solo recordings from the same era did not make him famous but they are certainly worthy. This CD is the first of two Document discs that have all of Blackwell's dates as a leader from the era. Blackwell is… See more details below

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Scrapper Blackwell will always be best remembered for playing the guitar on a lengthy set of duets released under the name of pianist/singer Leroy Carr. His own solo recordings from the same era did not make him famous but they are certainly worthy. This CD is the first of two Document discs that have all of Blackwell's dates as a leader from the era. Blackwell is showcased on unaccompanied solos, playing on one song apiece with singer Bertha "Chippie" Hill, Leroy Carr (though this time Blackwell is the vocalist and leader), Robinson's Knights of Rest (a trio also including clarinetist Arnett Nelson), and singer Teddy Moss, plus four songs backing the vocals of Black Bottom McPhail. Highlights include "Penal Farm Blues," "Mr. Scrapper's Blues," the two-part "Trouble Blues," "Be-Da-Da-Bum," "Hard Time Blues," and "Mix That Thing." Excellent music that shows just how underrated Scrapper Blackwell continues to be.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/1996
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298602920
catalogNumber:
6029
Rank:
318541

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scrapper Blackwell   Primary Artist,Guitar,Accordion,Vocals
Leroy Carr   Piano
Georgia Tom   Piano
Jimmy Blythe   Piano
Blackwell   Guitar,Vocals
Arnett Nelson   Clarinet
Bertha "Chippie" Hill   Accordion,Vocals
Francis Blackwell   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Blyth   Piano
Black Bottom McPhail   Accordion,Vocals
Teddy Moss   Accordion,Vocals

Technical Credits

Scrapper Blackwell   Contributor
Blackwell   Contributor
Johnny Parth   Producer
Gerhard Wessely   Remastering
Howard Rye   Liner Notes

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