Complete Works, Vol. 1 (1929-1937)

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
For those with enough interest, Document's Complete Works, Vol. 1 1929-1937 is invaluable, offering an exhaustive overview of Sleepy John Estes' early recordings. The early to mid-'30s were the most fruitful years of Estes' long career, during which he recorded most of the best songs of his career: "The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair," "Someday Baby Blues," "Milk Cow Blues," "Drop Down Mama," and "Down South Blues." Of course, these are all available on I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More 1929-1941, along with a more regimented set of classic performances from the late '30s. All of which leaves Complete Works, Vol. 1 1929-1937 as a mixed blessing, more intriguing and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
For those with enough interest, Document's Complete Works, Vol. 1 1929-1937 is invaluable, offering an exhaustive overview of Sleepy John Estes' early recordings. The early to mid-'30s were the most fruitful years of Estes' long career, during which he recorded most of the best songs of his career: "The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair," "Someday Baby Blues," "Milk Cow Blues," "Drop Down Mama," and "Down South Blues." Of course, these are all available on I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More 1929-1941, along with a more regimented set of classic performances from the late '30s. All of which leaves Complete Works, Vol. 1 1929-1937 as a mixed blessing, more intriguing and important for serious fans than those simply wishing to get a taste of what made Sleepy John Estes great.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/1994
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298501520
  • Catalog Number: 5015
  • Sales rank: 371,105

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sleepy John Estes Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Son Bonds Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals
Hammie Nixon Harmonica, Amplified Harmonica, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ray Thomas Vocals
Lee Brown Kazoo
Johnny Hardge Piano
Jab Jones Piano
Robert Lee McCoy Amplified Harmonica
Ann Sorter Washboard
Tee Harmonica
Jab Jons Piano
James "Yank" Rachel Mandolin, Vocals
Charlie Pickett Guitar
Technical Credits
Sleepy John Estes Composer
Hammie Nixon Composer, Contributor
Big Joe Turner Composer
Bill Jackson Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
Johnny Parth Producer
Yank Rachell Composer
Chris Smith Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
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