The Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1936-1944)

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Document's second volume devoted to the "complete" works of Charlie and Joe McCoy covers a span of more than eight years and presents their selected final recordings, all of which were made in Chicago for Decca, Okeh, and Bluebird. What appear to have been Charlie's last sides as a headliner were cut in April and September 1936 and were listed as by Papa Charlie's Boys or the Tampa Kid. The Palooka Washboard Band, an offshoot of the Harlem Hamfats, waxed four sides in October 1937, including the refreshingly direct "You Done Tore Your Pants with Me." Four hokum stomps were recorded in December 1940 by Big Joe & His Washboard Band; these are punctuated by the leader's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Document's second volume devoted to the "complete" works of Charlie and Joe McCoy covers a span of more than eight years and presents their selected final recordings, all of which were made in Chicago for Decca, Okeh, and Bluebird. What appear to have been Charlie's last sides as a headliner were cut in April and September 1936 and were listed as by Papa Charlie's Boys or the Tampa Kid. The Palooka Washboard Band, an offshoot of the Harlem Hamfats, waxed four sides in October 1937, including the refreshingly direct "You Done Tore Your Pants with Me." Four hokum stomps were recorded in December 1940 by Big Joe & His Washboard Band; these are punctuated by the leader's booming laughter. The home stretch of this entertaining compilation documents the last 12 recordings made by the McCoy brothers. Realized during the years 1941-1944 and released under the heading of Big Joe and His Rhythm, these sides combine rural sensibilities with Bluebird's big city sound; Amanda Sortier sings and plays washboard, Robert Lee McCoy blows harmonica, Washboard Sam shows up on the 1942 sessions, and the last two titles are dominated by pianist Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/1996
  • Label: Blues Document
  • UPC: 714298602029
  • Catalog Number: 6020
  • Sales rank: 207,676

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gypsy Woman Blues - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:21)
  2. 2 You Can't Play Me Cheap - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:52)
  3. 3 Keep on Trying - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:50)
  4. 4 Baby Please Don't Go - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:38)
  5. 5 We Gonna Move - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:01)
  6. 6 Back Door - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:02)
  7. 7 You Done Tore Your Pants With Me - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:57)
  8. 8 Save Me Some - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:46)
  9. 9 If You Take Me Back - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:44)
  10. 10 I'm Through With You - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:35)
  11. 11 When I Said Goodbye - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:41)
  12. 12 I Love You Baby - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:01)
  13. 13 What Will I Do? - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:13)
  14. 14 Oh Red's Twin Brother - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:23)
  15. 15 We Can't Agree - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:05)
  16. 16 Let's Try It Again - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:02)
  17. 17 I'll Get You off My Mind - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:51)
  18. 18 It Ain't No Lie - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:58)
  19. 19 Got to Go Blues - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:51)
  20. 20 Come over and See Me - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:07)
  21. 21 Sleeping by Myself - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:53)
  22. 22 Bessie Lee Blues - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:04)
  23. 23 Your Money Can't Buy Me - Charlie & Joe McCoy (2:45)
  24. 24 I'm Alright Now - Charlie & Joe McCoy (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
McCoy Brothers Primary Artist
Little Brother Montgomery Piano
Black Bob Hudson Piano
Alfred Elkins Bass
Ransom Knowling Bass, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
John Lindsay Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Horace Malcolm Clarinet, Piano
Horrace Malcom Piano
Charlie McCoy Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Joe McCoy Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Lee McCoy Harmonica, Amplified Harmonica
Herb Morand Trumpet, Vocals
Odell Rand Clarinet, Trumpet
Harmon Ray Vocals, Track Performer
Washboard Sam Washboard
Amanda Sortier Vocals, Washboard
Harmon Pay Vocals
Tampa Kid Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Palooka Washboard Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Johnny Parth Producer
Amanda Sortier Contributor
Rudi Steager Executive Producer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
Teddy Doering Liner Notes
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