Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1928-1930)

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1928-1930)

by Jim Jackson
     
 
This second volume in Document's project to reissue the complete recorded works of Jim Jackson in chronological order isn't quite as necessary as the first, since that volume contains what are arguably his most important and interesting songs ("Kansas City Blues," "He's in the Jailhouse Now," "Old Dog Blue'," "I'm Wild About My Lovin'"). True, there are some

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This second volume in Document's project to reissue the complete recorded works of Jim Jackson in chronological order isn't quite as necessary as the first, since that volume contains what are arguably his most important and interesting songs ("Kansas City Blues," "He's in the Jailhouse Now," "Old Dog Blue'," "I'm Wild About My Lovin'"). True, there are some worthwhile tracks here as well, including "What a Time," "Traveling Man," "Hesitation Blues," and a particularly impassioned version of W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," but Jackson wasn't a striking enough guitarist or singer to overcome mediocre and cliché-ridden material, and there's plenty of that here, too. Document has also issued both of these volumes in a double-disc set, which may be preferable to collectors and blues scholars, but until someone issues a decent single-disc overview of Jackson's recordings, casual listeners should probably stick with the first volume.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/1996
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298511529
catalogNumber:
5115
Rank:
258355

Tracks

  1. What a Time
  2. What a Time
  3. This Ain't No Place for Me
  4. I'm Gonna Move to Louisiana, Pt. 1
  5. I'm Gonna Move to Louisiana, Pt. 1
  6. I'm Gonna Move to Louisiana, Pt. 2
  7. Traveling Man
  8. Going 'Round the Mountain
  9. Bye, Bye, Policeman
  10. Long Gone
  11. Hey Mama, It's Nice Like That, Pt. 1
  12. Hey Mama, It's Nice Like That, Pt. 2
  13. Ain't You Sorry Mama?, Pt. 1
  14. Ain't You Sorry Mama?, Pt. 2
  15. Foot Achin' Blues
  16. Love Sick Blues
  17. Santa Fe Blues
  18. I Ain't Gonna Turn Her Down
  19. Get on out of Here
  20. Let's Get It Straight
  21. Jim Jackson's Jamboree, Pt. 1
  22. Jim Jackson's Jamboree, Pt. 2
  23. Hesitation Blues (Oh! Baby Must I Hesitate)
  24. St. Louis Blues

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