Memphis Masters: Early American Blues Classics

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
A companion to Yazoo's excellent Mississippi Masters collection, this time focusing on Memphis artists recorded between 1927 to 1934. The tracks collected here offer up a musical ambience that accurately depicts time and place with classic selections from acknowledged area kingpins Frank Stokes, Furry Lewis, Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Memphis Minnie, Joe McCoy and Jack Kelly. Like its companion volume, this 20 track compilation is mastered direct from extremely rare old 78s-in some cases, the only copies known to exist-and the sound varies wildly from track to track. But the music is so great and of such major historical significance, the 78 surface noise that remains only ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
A companion to Yazoo's excellent Mississippi Masters collection, this time focusing on Memphis artists recorded between 1927 to 1934. The tracks collected here offer up a musical ambience that accurately depicts time and place with classic selections from acknowledged area kingpins Frank Stokes, Furry Lewis, Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Memphis Minnie, Joe McCoy and Jack Kelly. Like its companion volume, this 20 track compilation is mastered direct from extremely rare old 78s-in some cases, the only copies known to exist-and the sound varies wildly from track to track. But the music is so great and of such major historical significance, the 78 surface noise that remains only seems to add to the charm and romance of it all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1994
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351200822
  • Catalog Number: 2008
  • Sales rank: 145,011

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Country Woman (3:01)
  2. 2 Death Bell Blues (3:11)
  3. 3 Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee (2:37)
  4. 4 Pile Driver Blues - Joe McCoy (2:51)
  5. 5 I'm Going Away Blues (3:00)
  6. 6 Little Rock Blues (3:03)
  7. 7 Beale St. Breakdown (2:54)
  8. 8 Where Is My Good Man At? (3:02)
  9. 9 Doctor Medicine - Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band (2:59)
  10. 10 Poor Boy, Long Ways from Home (2:53)
  11. 11 Red Ripe Tomatoes - Jack Kelly (3:08)
  12. 12 Downtown Blues (3:17)
  13. 13 Last Chance Blues (3:18)
  14. 14 Better Leave That Stuff Alone (3:25)
  15. 15 Won't You Be Kind to Me? (3:19)
  16. 16 Cadillac Baby (2:52)
  17. 17 Bob Lee Junior Blues (3:10)
  18. 18 T And T Blues (3:15)
  19. 19 I Let My Daddy Do That (3:02)
  20. 20 Old Sometime Blues (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cannon's Jug Stompers Track Performer
Furry Lewis Track Performer
Memphis Jug Band Track Performer
Memphis Minnie Track Performer
Frank Stokes Track Performer
Gus Cannon Track Performer
Will Batts Track Performer
Tom Dickson Track Performer
Hattie Hart Track Performer
Jack Kelly Track Performer
Joe McCoy Track Performer
Will Shade Track Performer
Jed Davenport Track Performer
Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band Track Performer
Pearl Dickson Track Performer
Mooch Richardson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Memphis Minnie Composer
Tom Dickson Composer
Joe McCoy Composer
Don Kent Producer, Liner Notes
Richard Nevins Producer
Sherwin Dunner Producer
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