Great Blues Guitarists: String Dazzlers

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ten excellent blues guitarists are heard on 20 selections dating from 1924-40 on this enjoyable CD reissue from the Columbia/ Legacy series. Included are Sylvester Weaver the first blues guitarist to record an unaccompanied solo, the team of Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang who are heard on a pair of duets and with singer Texas Alexander, the influential Big Bill Broonzy superb on "How You Want It Done?", the always passionate Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Casey Bill Weldon, Blind Lemon Jefferson "Black Snake Moan", Joshua White and Tampa Red. Three previously unheard selections are included on this fine overview but completists will probably prefer to skip over...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ten excellent blues guitarists are heard on 20 selections dating from 1924-40 on this enjoyable CD reissue from the Columbia/ Legacy series. Included are Sylvester Weaver the first blues guitarist to record an unaccompanied solo, the team of Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang who are heard on a pair of duets and with singer Texas Alexander, the influential Big Bill Broonzy superb on "How You Want It Done?", the always passionate Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Casey Bill Weldon, Blind Lemon Jefferson "Black Snake Moan", Joshua White and Tampa Red. Three previously unheard selections are included on this fine overview but completists will probably prefer to skip over the set in favor of the more comprehensive Document CD's.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972373423
  • Catalog Number: 723734
  • Sales rank: 82,792

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hot Fingers (2:56)
  2. 2 A Handful of Riffs (3:05)
  3. 3 Work Ox Blues - Texas Alexander (3:16)
  4. 4 I'm Busy and You Can't Come In (3:18)
  5. 5 Georgia Rag (3:01)
  6. 6 Warm It up to Me (2:54)
  7. 7 [Untitled Track] (3:10)
  8. 8 [Untitled Track] - Walter Beasley (2:52)
  9. 9 When the War Was On (3:01)
  10. 10 Nobody's Fault But Mine (3:08)
  11. 11 How You Want It Done? (2:51)
  12. 12 Getting Older Every Day (3:16)
  13. 13 Guitar Swing (2:56)
  14. 14 Bull Frog Moan (3:16)
  15. 15 Black Snake Moan (2:50)
  16. 16 Little Brother Blues (2:58)
  17. 17 Prodigal Son (2:55)
  18. 18 Denver Blues (2:54)
  19. 19 Away Down in the Alley Blues (2:49)
  20. 20 I Love You, Mary Lou (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Lemon Jefferson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Willie Johnson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Lonnie Johnson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Willie McTell Guitar, Vocals
Memphis Slim Piano
Sylvester Weaver Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Josh White Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Walter Beasley Guitar, Track Performer
Eddie Lang Guitar, Track Performer
Tampa Red Guitar, Track Performer
Curley Weaver Guitar, Vocals
Casey Bill Weldon Steel Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Texas Alexander Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Willie Dunn Guitar
Ransom Knowling Bass, String Bass
Walter Roland Piano
Henry Singleton Vocals
Will Weldon Guitar, Vocals
Angeline Johnson Vocals
Calvin Dillard Vocals
Clifford Medlock Vocals
Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Composer
Blind Willie Johnson Composer
Lonnie Johnson Composer
Blind Willie McTell Composer
Mahalia Jackson Liner Notes
Eddie Lang Composer
Pete Welding Liner Notes
Lester Melrose Composer
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