Alabama Blues: 1927-1930

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Alabama Blues: 1927-1930 compiles the complete known recorded output of six obscure rural blues acts: George "Bullet" Williams, Clifford Gibson, Ollis Martin, Bertha Ross, Jaybird Coleman and Frank Palmes which may actually be merely a pseudonym of Coleman's. As the liner notes point out, it's interesting to note that almost all of the artists featured here play the harmonica, an instrument whose relatively low cost made it the ideal accompaniment for the era's bluesmen, especially those from such an economically depressed area as rural Alabama; there's a clear regional sensibility linking their music, its primitive power and emotional intensity reflections of the blues at...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Alabama Blues: 1927-1930 compiles the complete known recorded output of six obscure rural blues acts: George "Bullet" Williams, Clifford Gibson, Ollis Martin, Bertha Ross, Jaybird Coleman and Frank Palmes which may actually be merely a pseudonym of Coleman's. As the liner notes point out, it's interesting to note that almost all of the artists featured here play the harmonica, an instrument whose relatively low cost made it the ideal accompaniment for the era's bluesmen, especially those from such an economically depressed area as rural Alabama; there's a clear regional sensibility linking their music, its primitive power and emotional intensity reflections of the blues at its purest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/1998
  • Label: Wolf Records
  • UPC: 799582101327
  • Catalog Number: 113
  • Sales rank: 306,954

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clifford Gibson Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Jaybird Coleman Harmonica, Vocals
Robert McCoy Piano
Frank Palmes Harmonica, Vocals
Bertha Ross Accordion, Vocals
Ollis Martin Harmonica, Vocals
George "Bullet" Williams Harmonica, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Soloist
Vance Patterson Piano
Technical Credits
Jaybird Coleman Composer
G. Williams Composer
Paul Oliver Liner Notes
Hannes Folterbauer Liner Notes
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