Let Me Tell You About the Blues Texas: The Evolution of Texas Blues

Let Me Tell You About the Blues Texas: The Evolution of Texas Blues

     
 

This is the fourth title in Fantastic Voyage's Let Me Tell You About the Blues series, a series of three-CD sets compiled and annotated by Neil Slaven that trace the evolution of the blues in key American cities and regions. This time out the focus is on Texas (previous volumes in the series have covered Memphis, New York, and…  See more details below

Overview

This is the fourth title in Fantastic Voyage's Let Me Tell You About the Blues series, a series of three-CD sets compiled and annotated by Neil Slaven that trace the evolution of the blues in key American cities and regions. This time out the focus is on Texas (previous volumes in the series have covered Memphis, New York, and Chicago). "The blues came to Texas loping like a mule," Blind Lemon Jefferson sang on his first recording in 1926, and there's no denying that Texas put its own spin on the genre. This set is a marvelous history of Texas blues, starting with Jefferson and proceeding through artists as distinctive as T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Gatemouth Brown, Smokey Hogg, and Frankie Lee Sims, among many others.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2010
Label:
Fantastic Voyage
UPC:
5055311000473
catalogNumber:
1100047

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Jack O'Diamond Blues
  2. John Henry
  3. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
  4. Traveling Man
  5. Denomination Blues, Pt. 1
  6. Penitentiary
  7. Texas and Pacific Blues
  8. Trinity River Bottom Blues
  9. Jim Nappy
  10. Hard Dallas Blues
  11. Texas Blues
  12. Carbolic Acid Blues
  13. You'll Like My Loving
  14. Cryin' For You Blues
  15. Central Tracks Blues
  16. No More Women Blues
  17. Broken Levee Blues
  18. Blue Goose Blues
  19. Burn the Trestle Down
  20. Blue Bloomer Blues
  21. Wichita Falls Blues
  22. Kentucky Blues
  23. Doggone Mean Blues
  24. Nok-Em-All
  25. Blue Ghost Blues

Disc 2

  1. Sales Tax
  2. Backache Blues
  3. Cwa Blues
  4. Butcher Shop Blues
  5. Elm Street Woman Blues
  6. Ice Pick and Pistol Woman Blues
  7. Black Ace
  8. The Flying Crow
  9. Kind-Hearted Blues
  10. Evil Blues
  11. Traveling Riverside Blues
  12. Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away)
  13. East Texas Rag
  14. Short Haired Woman
  15. Deep Sea Diver
  16. Wee Wee Hours
  17. Little Willie's Boogie
  18. My Time is Expensive
  19. Winter Time Blues
  20. Throw a Little Boogie
  21. No Letter Blues
  22. You Gotta Lay Down Mama
  23. Love's a Gamble
  24. Down In the Groovy
  25. Bon Ton Roula

Disc 3

  1. Adam Bit the Apple
  2. Rosa Lee
  3. You Gotta Go
  4. Who May Your Regular Be
  5. Crossroads
  6. Bull Corn Blues
  7. Dallas Be Bop Blues
  8. Raining In My Heart
  9. Why Oh Why (Did You Let Me Go)
  10. I've Played This Town
  11. Got the Boogie Woogie Blues
  12. Your Little Girl is Gone
  13. Rockin' and Rollin'
  14. I Don't Want No Woman
  15. If I Lose You Woman
  16. She's Gone With the Wind
  17. Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night
  18. Sittin' and Thinkin'
  19. She's Gone
  20. Reconsider Baby
  21. Wrong Doing Woman
  22. Chicken Hearted Woman
  23. Walkin' the Streets
  24. What Will Lucy Do
  25. Mercy's Blues
  26. Just Like a Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Roy Brown   Composer
Walter Davis   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
Blind Willie Johnson   Composer
Lonnie Johnson   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Whistlin' Alex Moore   Composer
Henry Thomas   Arranger
Joe Turner   Composer
Joe Houston   Composer
Sam Hopkins   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Bessie Tucker   Composer
Goree Carter   Composer
Texas Alexander   Composer
Zuzu Bollin   Composer
Bo Chatmon   Composer
Bernice Edwards   Composer
Max Ellen   Composer
Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Frankie Lee Sims   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes
Jesse Thomas   Composer
Lester Williams   Composer
Lonnie Lyons   Composer
Clarence Samuels   Composer
Henry Stone   Composer
Oscar Woods   Composer
Joe Pullum   Composer
John Vincent   Composer
Nelson Harrison   Composer
Bobbie Cadillac   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Robert Ellen   Composer
Willie Littlefield   Composer
Robert Shad   Composer
Joe Scott   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Casey Smith   Composer
Hattie Burleson   Composer
Andrew "Smokey" Hogg   Composer
Earl Gilliam   Composer
Ernest Lewis   Composer
Joe Veasey   Composer
Soldier Boy Houston   Composer
Willie Reed   Composer
Manny Nichols   Composer
Alexander Moore   Composer
Willard Thomas   Composer
Jimmy Mullins   Composer
Lemon Jefferson   Composer
Blind Washington Phillips   Composer
Sammy Hill   Composer
Johnny Beck   Composer
Charlie Bradix   Composer
John Jones   Composer
Jimmie H. Davis   Composer
Edelbert Schaffer   Composer
Dennis Jones   Composer
David Edwards   Composer
Bill Day   Composer
Melvin Jackson   Composer
Macy Henry   Composer
Mac McCormick   Composer

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