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

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2010
  • Label: Fantastic Voyage
  • EAN: 5055311000473
  • Catalog Number: 1100047
  • Sales rank: 20,510

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jack O'Diamond Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson (2:48)
  2. 2 John Henry - Henry "Ragtime" Thomas (2:47)
  3. 3 It's Nobody's Fault But Mine - Blind Willie Johnson (3:13)
  4. 4 Traveling Man - Coley Jones (3:36)
  5. 5 Denomination Blues, Pt. 1 - Blind Washington Phillips (3:06)
  6. 6 Penitentiary - Bessie Tucker (3:29)
  7. 7 Texas and Pacific Blues - Frenchy's String Band (3:09)
  8. 8 Trinity River Bottom Blues - Texas Tommy (3:19)
  9. 9 Jim Nappy - Hattie Burleson (2:45)
  10. 10 Hard Dallas Blues - Ramblin' Thomas (3:06)
  11. 11 Texas Blues - Willie Reed (3:18)
  12. 12 Carbolic Acid Blues - Bobbie Cadillac (3:02)
  13. 13 You'll Like My Loving - Otis Harris (3:25)
  14. 14 Cryin' For You Blues - Sammy Hill (2:51)
  15. 15 Central Tracks Blues - William McCoy (3:23)
  16. 16 No More Women Blues - Texas Alexander (3:05)
  17. 17 Broken Levee Blues - Lonnie Johnson (3:28)
  18. 18 Blue Goose Blues - Jesse Babyface Thomas (2:37)
  19. 19 Burn the Trestle Down - Texas Bill Day (3:02)
  20. 20 Blue Bloomer Blues - Whistlin' Alex Moore (3:17)
  21. 21 Wichita Falls Blues - Oak Cliff T-Bone (3:10)
  22. 22 Kentucky Blues - Little Hat Jones (3:15)
  23. 23 Doggone Mean Blues - Gene Campbell (2:43)
  24. 24 Nok-Em-All - Eddie & Oscar (2:46)
  25. 25 Blue Ghost Blues - Walter Davis (3:15)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sales Tax - Mississippi Sheiks (3:10)
  2. 2 Backache Blues - Bo Carter (2:58)
  3. 3 Cwa Blues - Joe Pullum (3:13)
  4. 4 Butcher Shop Blues - Bernice Edwards (3:11)
  5. 5 Elm Street Woman Blues - Dallas Jamboree Jug Band (2:52)
  6. 6 Ice Pick and Pistol Woman Blues - Black Boy Shine (2:28)
  7. 7 Black Ace - The Black Ace (2:50)
  8. 8 The Flying Crow - Black Ivory King (2:50)
  9. 9 Kind-Hearted Blues - Andrew Hogg (2:41)
  10. 10 Evil Blues - Andy Boy (3:38)
  11. 11 Traveling Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson (2:48)
  12. 12 Don't Sell It (Don't Give It Away) - Buddy Woods (2:35)
  13. 13 East Texas Rag - Smith Casey (2:13)
  14. 14 Short Haired Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:48)
  15. 15 Deep Sea Diver - Roy Brown (3:01)
  16. 16 Wee Wee Hours - Charlie Bradix (2:43)
  17. 17 Little Willie's Boogie - Little Willie Littlefield (2:57)
  18. 18 My Time is Expensive - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2:47)
  19. 19 Winter Time Blues - Lester Williams (2:42)
  20. 20 Throw a Little Boogie - Manny Nichols (2:52)
  21. 21 No Letter Blues - Bea Johnson (2:42)
  22. 22 You Gotta Lay Down Mama - Johnny Beck (2:38)
  23. 23 Love's a Gamble - Little T-Bone (2:45)
  24. 24 Down In the Groovy - Lonnie Lyons (2:57)
  25. 25 Bon Ton Roula - Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow (3:16)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Adam Bit the Apple - Joe Turner (2:52)
  2. 2 Rosa Lee - Ernest Lewis (3:09)
  3. 3 You Gotta Go - Smokey Hogg (2:27)
  4. 4 Who May Your Regular Be - Mr. Honey (2:36)
  5. 5 Crossroads - Texas Alexander (2:40)
  6. 6 Bull Corn Blues - Rocky Thompson (2:45)
  7. 7 Dallas Be Bop Blues - Soldier Boy Houston (3:10)
  8. 8 Raining In My Heart - Peppermint Harris (2:38)
  9. 9 Why Oh Why (Did You Let Me Go) - Bettye Jean Washington (2:54)
  10. 10 I've Played This Town - Willie Holiday (2:56)
  11. 11 Got the Boogie Woogie Blues - Willie Johnson and His Orchestra (2:22)
  12. 12 Your Little Girl is Gone - Joe Houston (2:49)
  13. 13 Rockin' and Rollin' - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson (2:34)
  14. 14 I Don't Want No Woman - L.C. Williams (3:18)
  15. 15 If I Lose You Woman - Alexander Moore (2:40)
  16. 16 She's Gone With the Wind - The Sugarman (2:04)
  17. 17 Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night - Zuzu Bollin (2:48)
  18. 18 Sittin' and Thinkin' - Memphis Slim (2:55)
  19. 19 She's Gone - Jimmy McCracklin (2:48)
  20. 20 Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson (3:13)
  21. 21 Wrong Doing Woman - Earl Gilliam (2:35)
  22. 22 Chicken Hearted Woman - Clarence Samuels (2:44)
  23. 23 Walkin' the Streets - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:44)
  24. 24 What Will Lucy Do - Frankie Lee Sims (2:24)
  25. 25 Mercy's Blues - Mercy Baby (2:45)
  26. 26 Just Like a Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree) - Big Mama Thornton (2:48)
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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
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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