Piano Blues, Vol. 2: 1927-1956 [Document]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Seven different pianists and/or singers have their complete output released on this collector's CD. Well, at least five do since Jesse Clayton (heard on two numbers) is possibly Doctor Clayton and the previously unissued "Throw Me Down" features an unknown pianist who may be guitarist Skip James on his second instrument. Also included is singer I.C. Prigett (who is backed by pianist Clarence T. Walker), vocalist Willie Jones (on two songs), seven selections by singer-pianist Barrelhouse Buck McFarland, eight by pianist-singer Charles Segar (including four excellent piano solos) and two piano solos by Doug Suggs from 1956 (his only recordings although he was really based in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Seven different pianists and/or singers have their complete output released on this collector's CD. Well, at least five do since Jesse Clayton (heard on two numbers) is possibly Doctor Clayton and the previously unissued "Throw Me Down" features an unknown pianist who may be guitarist Skip James on his second instrument. Also included is singer I.C. Prigett (who is backed by pianist Clarence T. Walker), vocalist Willie Jones (on two songs), seven selections by singer-pianist Barrelhouse Buck McFarland, eight by pianist-singer Charles Segar (including four excellent piano solos) and two piano solos by Doug Suggs from 1956 (his only recordings although he was really based in the 1930s). There are enough bright moments along the way to make this intriguing set easily recommended to vintage blues collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/1994
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298522020
  • Catalog Number: 5220
  • Sales rank: 371,995

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sure as You Take a Woman from Somebody Else (3:17)
  2. 2 When I Say Ta-Ta, It Means Goodbye (3:11)
  3. 3 Frogtown Blues (3:35)
  4. 4 Willie's Weary Blues - Willie Jones (2:57)
  5. 5 Blue Buddies Blues - Willie Jones (2:50)
  6. 6 Throw Me Down - Unknown (2:35)
  7. 7 Station House Blues - Jesse Clayton (3:09)
  8. 8 Neck Bone Blues - Jesse Clayton (3:03)
  9. 9 St. Louis Fire Blues - Barrelhouse Buck McFarland (2:45)
  10. 10 On Your Way - Barrelhouse Buck McFarland (2:37)
  11. 11 I Got to Go Blues - Barrelhouse Buck McFarland (2:58)
  12. 12 Lamp Post Blues - Barrelhouse Buck McFarland (2:59)
  13. 13 Mercy Mercy Blues - Barrelhouse Buck McFarland (2:53)
  14. 14 Mean to Mean - Barrelhouse Buck McFarland (3:06)
  15. 15 Weeping Willow Blues - Barrelhouse Buck McFarland (2:53)
  16. 16 Cuban Vila Blues (3:20)
  17. 17 Southern Hospitality - Charlie Segar (2:59)
  18. 18 Cow Cow Blues - Charlie Segar (2:44)
  19. 19 Boogie Woogie - Charlie Segar (2:52)
  20. 20 Key to the Highway - Charles Segar (2:53)
  21. 21 Stop and Fix It Mama - Charlie Segar (2:50)
  22. 22 Lonesome Graveyard Blues - Charlie Segar (2:55)
  23. 23 Dissatisfied Blues - Charlie Segar (2:51)
  24. 24 Doug's Jump - Doug Suggs (1:55)
  25. 25 Sweet Patootie - Doug Suggs (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peetie Wheatstraw Guitar
Fred Williams Drums
Lem Johnson Clarinet
L.C. Prigett Vocals
Martha Prigett Vocals
Jesse Clayton Vocals
Charles Segar Piano, Vocals
Clarence T. Walker Piano
Barrelhouse Buck McFarland Piano, Vocals
Doug Sugga Piano
Willie Jones Vocals
Technical Credits
Johnny Parth Producer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
Howard Rye Liner Notes
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