Mississippi Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927-1935

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This is a well-organized, smartly chosen 20-track compilation of some of the lesser-known early Mississippi blues artists. Garfield Akers is about the most famous, which tells you right there how obscure most of these names -- King Solomon Hill, Otto Virgial, Mattie Delaney, Joe Calicott, Blind Joe Reynolds, John D. Fox and others -- are to the general listening public. It's quality material, however, and not in a drastically different league than the most renowned classics by singers like Tommy Johnson and Son House. The guitar playing and singing are emotional and inventive throughout, but standouts include Mattie Delaney, Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley, some of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This is a well-organized, smartly chosen 20-track compilation of some of the lesser-known early Mississippi blues artists. Garfield Akers is about the most famous, which tells you right there how obscure most of these names -- King Solomon Hill, Otto Virgial, Mattie Delaney, Joe Calicott, Blind Joe Reynolds, John D. Fox and others -- are to the general listening public. It's quality material, however, and not in a drastically different league than the most renowned classics by singers like Tommy Johnson and Son House. The guitar playing and singing are emotional and inventive throughout, but standouts include Mattie Delaney, Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley, some of the relatively few guitar-playing Delta blueswomen who recorded; Wiley's minor-key, doomy "Last Kind Words" is particularly affecting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1994
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351200723
  • Catalog Number: 2007
  • Sales rank: 80,540

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dough Roller Blues (3:11)
  2. 2 Kansas City Blues - William Harris (3:04)
  3. 3 Little Girl In Rome (2:38)
  4. 4 Tallahatchie River Blues (2:48)
  5. 5 Last Kind Words (3:02)
  6. 6 Fare Thee Well Blues (3:11)
  7. 7 Bullfrog Blues - William Harris (3:10)
  8. 8 The Moanin' Blues (3:01)
  9. 9 Pick Poor Robin Clean (3:13)
  10. 10 Outside Woman Blues (2:57)
  11. 11 Gond Dead Train (3:20)
  12. 12 Cottonfield Blues, Pt. 1 (2:55)
  13. 13 Cottonfield Blues, Pt. 2 (3:19)
  14. 14 Hot Time Blues - William Harris (2:56)
  15. 15 Skinny Legs Blues (3:13)
  16. 16 Third Street Woman Blues (2:42)
  17. 17 Worried Man Blues (2:56)
  18. 18 Down The Big Road Blues (3:12)
  19. 19 Whoopee Blues (3:11)
  20. 20 Motherless Child Blues (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Garfield Akers Track Performer
Joe Calicott Track Performer
John D. Fox Track Performer
William Harris Track Performer
King Solomon Hill Track Performer
Blind Willie Reynolds Track Performer
Elvie Thomas Track Performer
Mattie Delaney Track Performer
Otto Virgial Track Performer
Geeshie Wiley Track Performer
Technical Credits
Woody Guthrie Composer
Joe Reynolds Composer
Robert Vosgien Remixing
Don Kent Producer, Liner Notes
Richard Nevins Producer, Remastering
Joan Pelosi Art Direction
Arthur Reynolds Composer
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