Booze & The Blues

Booze & The Blues

     
 

Booze & the Blues is a thoroughly entertaining collection of 22 pre-war blues songs about wine, drinking, whiskey and blues. It's a gimmicky excuse for a collection, but it works, not only because the songs and performances are good, but because the tracks all have a similar spirit. Among the highlights are tracks by MemphisSee more details below

Overview

Booze & the Blues is a thoroughly entertaining collection of 22 pre-war blues songs about wine, drinking, whiskey and blues. It's a gimmicky excuse for a collection, but it works, not only because the songs and performances are good, but because the tracks all have a similar spirit. Among the highlights are tracks by Memphis Minnie, Mississippi Sheiks, Robert Hicks, the Memphis Jug Band, Amos Easton, Lucille Bogan, Peetie Wheatstraw and Joshua White.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646700228
catalogNumber:
67002

Tracks

  1. You Drink Too Much  -  State Sweet Swingers
  2. Cherry Wine Woman
  3. Drunken Barrel House Blues
  4. Bootlegger's Blues
  5. Me and My Whiskey
  6. Bug Juice Blues
  7. Rock and Rye
  8. Rukus Juice and Chittlin'
  9. Bad Whiskey Blues
  10. I Keep on Drinkin (To Drive My Blues Away), Pt. I
  11. I Keep on Drinkin (To Drive My Blues Away), Pt. II
  12. Moonshine by the Keg
  13. Drinking Blues
  14. More Good Whiskey Blues
  15. Pigmeat and Whiskey Blues
  16. Give Me Another Shot
  17. When I Been Drinking
  18. Corn Liquor Blues  - Lewis Black
  19. Canned Heat Blues  -  Sloppy Henry
  20. When I Been Drinking
  21. Blackberry Wine
  22. Drinking Shine  - Rev. W.M. Mosley

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lucille Bogan   Vocals,Track Performer
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Blind John Davis   Piano
Willie Dixon   Bass,String Bass
Memphis Jug Band   Track Performer
Memphis Minnie   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Mississippi Sheiks   Track Performer
Peetie Wheatstraw   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Josh White   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Kid Prince Moore   Guitar,Vocals
Walter Vinson   Guitar,Vocals
Merline Johnson   Vocals,Track Performer
Charlie Spand   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Casey Bill Weldon   Steel Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Hicks   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Black Bob Hudson   Piano
Lew Black   Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Burse   Guitar,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Shouts
Leonard Caston   Guitar,Piano
Lonnie Chatmon   Violin
Jab Jones   Jug
Charley Jordan   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ransom Knowling   Bass,String Bass
Horace Malcolm   Piano
Herb Morand   Trumpet
Arnett Nelson   Clarinet
Charlie Pierce   Violin
Judge Riley   Drums
Walter Roland   Piano
Washboard Sam   Washboard
Charles Saunders   Drums
Will Shade   Guitar,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Black Bob   Piano
Amos Easton   Vocals,Track Performer
Rosetta Howard   Vocals,Track Performer
Jack Newman   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Peg Leg Howell   Guitar
Robert Burse   Drums
Mary Mack   Vocals
Bill Gaither   Track Performer
Joshua "Pinetree Tom" White   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bernardo Dennis   Guitar
State Sweet Swingers   Track Performer
Rev. W.M. Mosley   Vocals
Lewis Black   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lucille Bogan   Composer
Big Three Trio   Contributor
Joe McCoy   Composer
Mark A. Humphrey   Liner Notes
Lawrence Cohn   Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Mark Humphrey   Liner Notes
State Sweet Swingers   Composer

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