Blues, Songs and Ballads [Compilation]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A 23-song collection combining two albums that Tom Rush recorded in 1963 Got a Mind to Ramble and Blues, Songs and Ballads onto a single CD. Rush plays acoustic guitar, accompanied only by Fritz Richmond on washtub bass, for a selection of almost exclusively traditional material; the only track penned by Rush himself is the opener, "Duncan and Brady." This anthology is definitive early-'60s Cambridge coffeehouse music, which means that it's a bit quaintly dated, and also that it's Sunday-morning listening in the good sense of the term. Rush plays accomplished acoustic guitar and sings with calm authority, though he's no one's ideal bluesman or even ideal white ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A 23-song collection combining two albums that Tom Rush recorded in 1963 Got a Mind to Ramble and Blues, Songs and Ballads onto a single CD. Rush plays acoustic guitar, accompanied only by Fritz Richmond on washtub bass, for a selection of almost exclusively traditional material; the only track penned by Rush himself is the opener, "Duncan and Brady." This anthology is definitive early-'60s Cambridge coffeehouse music, which means that it's a bit quaintly dated, and also that it's Sunday-morning listening in the good sense of the term. Rush plays accomplished acoustic guitar and sings with calm authority, though he's no one's ideal bluesman or even ideal white bluesman. The traditional blues covers, which dominated the original Blues, Songs and Ballads LP now the second part of this CD, can sound pretty callow; the folkier ones work better, one highlight being the instrumental "Mole's Moan," penned by a young Maria Muldaur.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/1991
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218240925
  • Catalog Number: 24709
  • Sales rank: 15,890

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Duncan And Brady (3:35)
  2. 2 I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister (2:03)
  3. 3 San Francisco Bay Blues (3:25)
  4. 4 Mole's Moan (2:53)
  5. 5 Rye Whiskey (2:06)
  6. 6 Big Fat Woman (2:44)
  7. 7 Nine Pound Hammer (2:34)
  8. 8 Diamond Joe (3:00)
  9. 9 Mobile-Texas Line (3:07)
  10. 10 Joe Turner (4:33)
  11. 11 Every Day In The Week (2:45)
  12. 12 Alabama Bound (3:10)
  13. 13 More Pretty Girls Than One (1:44)
  14. 14 Sister Kate (3:05)
  15. 15 Original Talking Blues (4:10)
  16. 16 Pallet On The Floor (3:55)
  17. 17 Drop Down Mama (4:05)
  18. 18 Rag Mama (2:35)
  19. 19 Barb'ry Allen (6:40)
  20. 20 Cocaine (3:14)
  21. 21 Come Back Baby (2:27)
  22. 22 Stackerlee (4:40)
  23. 23 Baby Please Don't Go (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Rush Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Fritz Richmond Washtub Bass
Technical Credits
Fritz Richmond Contributor
Tony Lane Art Direction
Peter Knobler Liner Notes
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