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Hollywood Blues: Classic West Coast Blues 1947-1953

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Second World War and its immediate wake meant an exodus to California of folks from all over the country looking for work in the powerful war industries -- and a place in the sunshiny California American Dream. Some of these immigrants were professional and semi-professional musicians, and they helped fuel California's newly emerging recording industry. But sunshine can give you the blues on occasion, apparently, and this two-disc, 53-track set from JSP Records collects rare and priceless examples of early West Coast blues cut between 1947 and 1953. Selected and annotated by Neil Slaven, it makes for a fascinating glimpse at a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Second World War and its immediate wake meant an exodus to California of folks from all over the country looking for work in the powerful war industries -- and a place in the sunshiny California American Dream. Some of these immigrants were professional and semi-professional musicians, and they helped fuel California's newly emerging recording industry. But sunshine can give you the blues on occasion, apparently, and this two-disc, 53-track set from JSP Records collects rare and priceless examples of early West Coast blues cut between 1947 and 1953. Selected and annotated by Neil Slaven, it makes for a fascinating glimpse at a specific time, place, and sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2012
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065421922
  • Catalog Number: 4219
  • Sales rank: 354,388

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Far East Blues - Soldier Boy Houston (3:11)
  2. 2 Soldier Boy Houston Blues - Soldier Boy Houston (2:52)
  3. 3 Quinsella - Sonny Boy Johnson (2:54)
  4. 4 Pretty Woman - Mac Willis (3:01)
  5. 5 Got Them Blues - Sonny Boy Holmes (2:45)
  6. 6 When I Get in This House Woman - Big Son Tillis (3:01)
  7. 7 Model T Boogie - James Tisdom (2:30)
  8. 8 Hurry Hurry Baby - Sidney Maiden (2:41)
  9. 9 Rampart Street Blues, Pt. 1 - Charles Lacy (3:28)
  10. 10 Shakin' the Boogie - Beverly Scott (2:52)
  11. 11 T.P. Railer - Black Diamond (2:43)
  12. 12 Black Snake Blues - John Hogg (2:29)
  13. 13 Skin & Bone - Little Son Willis (3:57)
  14. 14 New Orleans Blues - James "Little" Houston (2:33)
  15. 15 Little Machine - Ira Taylor (2:54)
  16. 16 TNT Woman - Sonny Boy Holmes (2:39)
  17. 17 Leavin' Korea - Soldier Boy Houston (2:29)
  18. 18 Hollywood Blues - Soldier Boy Houston (2:24)
  19. 19 I'm Going Upstairs - Big Son Tillis (2:35)
  20. 20 Alla Blues - R. Green & Turner (3:29)
  21. 21 Last Affair Blues - James Tisdom (3:23)
  22. 22 Night Working Woman - Ernest McClay (2:49)
  23. 23 Drinking My Last Drink - Sonny Boy Johnson (2:41)
  24. 24 Southern California Blues - Beverly Scott (2:26)
  25. 25 Tricky Woman Blues - Slim Green (3:07)
  26. 26 Old Hen - Soldier Boy Houston (2:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Winehead Swing - James Tisdom (3:06)
  2. 2 Central Avenue Blues - R. Green & Turner (3:32)
  3. 3 Last Pair of Shoes - Charles Lacy (2:27)
  4. 4 Lonesome Blues - Black Diamond (2:28)
  5. 5 Trailway Bus Station - Soldier Boy Houston (3:00)
  6. 6 At the Station Crying - Soldier Boy Houston (2:51)
  7. 7 Worryin' Blues - John Hogg (2:34)
  8. 8 Swimming Pool Blues - Sonny Boy Johnson (2:45)
  9. 9 I Got a Latter - Big Son Tillis (3:20)
  10. 10 Harlem Blues - Little Son Willis (3:04)
  11. 11 Brownskin Woman - Beverly Scott (2:28)
  12. 12 Rampart Street Blues, Pt. 2 - Charles Lacy (2:42)
  13. 13 Everything I Do Is Wrong - Sidney Maiden (3:09)
  14. 14 Desert Blues - Sonny Boy Johnson (2:56)
  15. 15 Penitentiary Blues, Pt. 1 - Smokey Hogg (2:30)
  16. 16 Penitentiary Blues, Pt. 2 - Smokey Hogg (2:07)
  17. 17 Operator Blues - Little Son Willis (3:30)
  18. 18 New Orleans Blues - James "Little" Houston (2:53)
  19. 19 Throw This Poor Dog a Bone - James Tisdom (3:08)
  20. 20 Baby I Love You - Slim Green (2:52)
  21. 21 Walking and Crying Blues - Sonny Boy Holmes (2:42)
  22. 22 Big Timing Woman - Ernest McClay (2:58)
  23. 23 Howling Wolf - Mac Willis (2:31)
  24. 24 Come and Go with Me - Sonny Boy Johnson (2:50)
  25. 25 Little Girl Blues - Beverly Scott (3:00)
  26. 26 Old Hen - Soldier Boy Houston (2:30)
  27. 27 Hollywood Blues - Soldier Boy Houston (1:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sidney Maiden Harmonica, Vocals
James Tisdom Guitar, Vocals
John Hogg Guitar, Vocals
Little Son Willis Piano, Vocals
Beverly Scott Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Boy Johnson Harmonica, Vocals
Mac Willis Piano, Vocals
Smokey Hogg Guitar, Vocals
Ernest McClay Guitar, Vocals
Black Diamond Guitar, Vocals
Slim Green Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Boy Holmes Guitar, Vocals
Lillian Tillis Vocals
Lawyer Houston Guitar, Vocals
R. Green Guitar, Vocals
Big Son Tillis Guitar, Vocals
Louis Jackson Piano
Haskell Sadler Guitar, Vocals
Dig Moore Piano
Bee Brown Drums
Junior Hampton Drums, Vocals
Charles Lacy Guitar, Vocals
Ira Taylor Harmonica, Vocals
James "Little" Houston Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Neil Slaven Liner Notes
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