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Complete Recorded Works (1927-1930)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Document's series of "complete recorded works in chronological order" has resulted not only in all of the performances being reissued of major prewar blues performers, but the work of quite a few minor personalities too. Ed Bell, a singer/guitarist from Atlanta, lived until 1966 but made all of his recordings during 1927 and 1929-1930. One of his best sessions was cut one day in September 1927, a solo date resulting in four memorable lowdown blues. Otherwise, Bell is heard as "Sluefoot Joe," "Barefoot Bill From Alabama," and on two vocal-guitar duets with Pillie Bolling. In addition, this CD has Bolling's only other recordings, two solo numbers from 1930. A collector's item...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Document's series of "complete recorded works in chronological order" has resulted not only in all of the performances being reissued of major prewar blues performers, but the work of quite a few minor personalities too. Ed Bell, a singer/guitarist from Atlanta, lived until 1966 but made all of his recordings during 1927 and 1929-1930. One of his best sessions was cut one day in September 1927, a solo date resulting in four memorable lowdown blues. Otherwise, Bell is heard as "Sluefoot Joe," "Barefoot Bill From Alabama," and on two vocal-guitar duets with Pillie Bolling. In addition, this CD has Bolling's only other recordings, two solo numbers from 1930. A collector's item of its kind, this disc will be enjoyed by fans of early country blues.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/1998
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298509021
  • Catalog Number: 5090
  • Sales rank: 252,607

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mamlish Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:33)
  2. 2 Hambone Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:45)
  3. 3 Mean Conductor Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:51)
  4. 4 Frisco Whistle Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:45)
  5. 5 Shouting Baby Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:57)
  6. 6 She's a Fool - Sluefoot Joe (2:59)
  7. 7 Tooten out Blues - Sluefoot Joe (3:10)
  8. 8 Grab It and Run - Sluefoot Joe (2:08)
  9. 9 Leaving Train Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:44)
  10. 10 House Top Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:55)
  11. 11 Rocky Road Moan - Sluefoot Joe (2:26)
  12. 12 Rosca Mama Blues - Sluefoot Joe (3:10)
  13. 13 My Crime Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:46)
  14. 14 Snigglin' Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:36)
  15. 15 Big Rock Jail - Sluefoot Joe (2:44)
  16. 16 From Now On - Sluefoot Joe (3:07)
  17. 17 I Don't Like That - Pillie Bolling (3:00)
  18. 18 She's Got a Nice Line - Pillie Bolling (3:06)
  19. 19 Squabblin' Blues - Sluefoot Joe (3:00)
  20. 20 Barefoot Bill's Hard Rock Blues - Sluefoot Joe (2:58)
  21. 21 One More Time - Sluefoot Joe (2:58)
  22. 22 Bad Boy - Sluefoot Joe (3:01)
  23. 23 Carry It Right Back Home - Sluefoot Joe (2:47)
  24. 24 She's a Fool - Sluefoot Joe (3:05)
  25. 25 Brown Skin Woman - Pillie Bolling (3:19)
  26. 26 Shake Me Like a Dog - Pillie Bolling (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ed Bell Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Clifford Gibson Guitar, Piano
Barefoot Bill Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Sluefoot Joe Accordion, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Pillie Bolling Guitar, Accordion, Vocals
Technical Credits
Ed Bell Composer
Johnny Parth Producer
Roger Misiewicz Liner Notes
Unidentified Prisoner Composer
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