Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1929-1933) by Josh White | 714298519426 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1929-1933)

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1929-1933)

by Josh White
     
 
Josh White, who became famous in the 1940s as an accessible and highly intelligent folk singer, began his career as a blues-oriented vocalist and guitarist. Vol. 1 of his complete early recordings starts with a couple instrumental jams from 1929 with the Carver Boys (a quartet consisting of harmonica and three guitars). The remainder of this CD is from

Overview

Josh White, who became famous in the 1940s as an accessible and highly intelligent folk singer, began his career as a blues-oriented vocalist and guitarist. Vol. 1 of his complete early recordings starts with a couple instrumental jams from 1929 with the Carver Boys (a quartet consisting of harmonica and three guitars). The remainder of this CD is from 1932-1933, with White heard on some easy-to-take religious songs and as a blues performer. These 24 recordings are all solo numbers other than two selections that have an unknown pianist added. White's voice is strong, and his guitar playing is quite fluent. Among the better numbers are "Black and Evil Blues," "Things About Coming My Way," "Double Crossing Woman," and "Lay Some Flowers on My Grave." This set is particularly recommended to blues collectors who were not aware of Josh White's musical beginnings.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/1994
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298519426
catalogNumber:
5194

Tracks

  1. Wang Wang Harmonica Blues
  2. Sisco Harmonica Blues
  3. Black and Evil Blues
  4. Little Brother Blues
  5. Baby, Won't You Doodle-Doo-Doo
  6. Howling Wolf Blues
  7. Crying Blues
  8. Things About Coming My Way
  9. Bad Depression Blues
  10. Greenville Sheik
  11. Good Gal
  12. High Brown Cheater
  13. Double Crossing Woman
  14. So Sweet, So Sweet
  15. Lazy Black Snake Blues
  16. Downhearted Man Blues
  17. Low Cotton
  18. Blood Red River
  19. Jesus Gonna Make up My Dying Bed
  20. Motherless Children
  21. Pure Religion Hallilu
  22. Pure Religion Hallilu
  23. I Don't Intend to Die in Egyptland
  24. This Heart of Mine
  25. There's a Man Goin' Around Taking Names
  26. Lay Some Flowers on My Grave

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