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, andSee 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
Rank:
374715

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Jack O'Diamond Blues  - Blind Lemon Jefferson
  2. John Henry  - Henry "Ragtime" Thomas
  3. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine  - Blind Willie Johnson
  4. Traveling Man  - Coley Jones
  5. Denomination Blues, Pt. 1  - Blind Washington Phillips
  6. Penitentiary  - Bessie Tucker
  7. Texas and Pacific Blues  -  Frenchy's String Band
  8. Trinity River Bottom Blues  - Texas Tommy
  9. Jim Nappy  - Hattie Burleson
  10. Hard Dallas Blues  - Ramblin' Thomas
  11. Texas Blues  -  Willie Reed
  12. Carbolic Acid Blues  - Bobbie Cadillac
  13. You'll Like My Loving  - Otis Harris
  14. Cryin' For You Blues  - Sammy Hill
  15. Central Tracks Blues  - William McCoy
  16. No More Women Blues  - Texas Alexander
  17. Broken Levee Blues  - Lonnie Johnson
  18. Blue Goose Blues  - Jesse Babyface Thomas
  19. Burn the Trestle Down  - Texas Bill Day
  20. Blue Bloomer Blues  - Whistlin' Alex Moore
  21. Wichita Falls Blues  - Oak Cliff T-Bone
  22. Kentucky Blues  - Little Hat Jones
  23. Doggone Mean Blues  - Gene Campbell
  24. Nok-Em-All  -  Eddie & Oscar
  25. Blue Ghost Blues  - Walter Davis

Disc 2

  1. Sales Tax  -  Mississippi Sheiks
  2. Backache Blues  - Bo Carter
  3. Cwa Blues  - Joe Pullum
  4. Butcher Shop Blues  - Bernice Edwards
  5. Elm Street Woman Blues  -  Dallas Jamboree Jug Band
  6. Ice Pick and Pistol Woman Blues  - Black Boy Shine
  7. Black Ace  -  Black Ace
  8. The Flying Crow  - Black Ivory King
  9. Kind-Hearted Blues  - Andrew Hogg
  10. Evil Blues  - Andy Boy
  11. Traveling Riverside Blues  - Robert Johnson
  12. Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away)  - Buddy Woods
  13. East Texas Rag  - Smith Casey
  14. Short Haired Woman  - Lightnin' Hopkins
  15. Deep Sea Diver  - Roy Brown
  16. Wee Wee Hours  - Charlie Bradix
  17. Little Willie's Boogie  - Little Willie Littlefield
  18. My Time is Expensive  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  19. Winter Time Blues  - Lester Williams
  20. Throw a Little Boogie  - Manny Nichols
  21. No Letter Blues  - Bea Johnson
  22. You Gotta Lay Down Mama  - Johnny Beck
  23. Love's a Gamble  - Little T-Bone
  24. Down In the Groovy  - Lonnie Lyons
  25. Bon Ton Roula  - Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow

Disc 3

  1. Adam Bit the Apple  - Joe Turner
  2. Rosa Lee  - Ernest Lewis
  3. You Gotta Go  - Smokey Hogg
  4. Who May Your Regular Be  -  Honey
  5. Crossroads  - Texas Alexander
  6. Bull Corn Blues  - Rocky Thompson
  7. Dallas Be Bop Blues  - Soldier Boy Houston
  8. Raining In My Heart  - Peppermint Harris
  9. Why Oh Why (Did You Let Me Go)  - Bettye Jean Washington
  10. I've Played This Town  - Willie Holiday
  11. Got the Boogie Woogie Blues  -  Willie Johnson and His Orchestra
  12. Your Little Girl is Gone  - Joe Houston
  13. Rockin' and Rollin'  - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson
  14. I Don't Want No Woman  - L.C. Williams
  15. If I Lose You Woman  - Alexander Moore
  16. She's Gone With the Wind  -  Sugarman
  17. Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night  - Zuzu Bollin
  18. Sittin' and Thinkin'  - Memphis Slim
  19. She's Gone  - Jimmy McCracklin
  20. Reconsider Baby  - Lowell Fulson
  21. Wrong Doing Woman  - Earl Gilliam
  22. Chicken Hearted Woman  - Clarence Samuels
  23. Walkin' the Streets  - Lightnin' Hopkins
  24. What Will Lucy Do  - Frankie Lee Sims
  25. Mercy's Blues  - Mercy Baby
  26. Just Like a Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)  - Big Mama Thornton

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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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