Devil's Music

Devil's Music

     
 

The Devil's Music is the three-disc soundtrack to a BBC television documentary on American blues that aired originally in 1976 at the height of the punk explosion in Britain. What makes this an important set are the many old blues artists captured here doing new live versions of their signature songs; and since many of them have since passed on, The Devil'sSee more details below

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The Devil's Music is the three-disc soundtrack to a BBC television documentary on American blues that aired originally in 1976 at the height of the punk explosion in Britain. What makes this an important set are the many old blues artists captured here doing new live versions of their signature songs; and since many of them have since passed on, The Devil's Music is a particular treasure. The collection opens with Sam Chatmon singing "Stop and Listen," a version of Tommy Johnson's "Big Road Blues." Big Joe Williams revisits his Depression-era classic "Providence Help the Poor People" and delivers a wonderful, charming "Watergate Blues." Bukka White chugs through "Aberdeen, Mississippi" and the incomparable Victoria Spivey sings a stylish "T.B. Blues." Alone at his piano, Little Brother Montgomery performs his trademark "Vicksburg Blues." Disc two features a six-song mini-concert from James De Shay and his band, while disc three captures brief live sets from Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Matt Murphy recorded at the 1963 European Blues Festival. The Devil's Music is a valuable document from a time when many of the old hands were still around to show how the blues was really done.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/2003
Label:
Sbme Castle Us
UPC:
0060768131224
catalogNumber:
81312

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stop and Listen  - Sam Chatmon
  2. Highway 49  - Big Joe Williams
  3. Cool Drink of Water  - Houston Stackhouse
  4. Sam's Rag  - Sam Chatmon
  5. Watergate Blues  - Big Joe Williams
  6. Who Gonna Love You Tonight  - Sam Chatmon
  7. Aberdeen, Mississippi  - Bukka White
  8. When You Got Rid of My Mule  - Mose Vinson
  9. One Room Country Shack  - Sonny Blake
  10. Bring It on Home @@Sonny Blake
  11. Mr Downchild  - Joe Willie Wilkins
  12. Mean Red Spider  - Houston Stackhouse
  13. Bugle Call Blues  - Mose Vinson
  14. Crawdad  - Laura Dukes
  15. Take a Little Walk With Me  -  Aces
  16. Somebody Help Me  - Billy Boy Arnold
  17. Somebody Loan Me a Dime  - Fenton Robinson
  18. Don't Start Me Talkin'  - Good Rockin' Charles
  19. You Don't Know What Love Is  - Fenton Robinson
  20. It Hurts Me Too  - Joe Carter

Disc 2

  1. She Fooled Me  - Billy Boy Arnold
  2. Blue Shadows  -  Aces
  3. Shake Your Boogie  - Good Rockin' Charles
  4. Vicksburg Blues  - Little Brother Montgomery
  5. Yankee Doodle Blues  - Edith Wilson
  6. I Ain't Got No Special Rider Now  - Little Brother Montgomery
  7. Crossroads  - James De Shay
  8. Pony Blues  - James De Shay
  9. Mistake in Life  - James De Shay
  10. Evil Is Going On  - James De Shay
  11. Hold That Train, Conductor  - James De Shay
  12. Forty Four  - James De Shay
  13. Providence Help the Poor People  - Big Joe Williams
  14. Tears Came Rolling Down  - Henry Townsend
  15. Sloppy Drunk  - Big Joe Williams
  16. Wave My Hands Bye Bye  - Henry Townsend
  17. Meet Me at the Bottom  - Big Joe Williams
  18. T.B. Blues  - Victoria Spivey

Disc 3

  1. Wish Me Well  - Memphis Slim
  2. I Wrote This Song  - Memphis Slim
  3. All by Myself  - Memphis Slim
  4. 99  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]
  5. Bye Bye Bird  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]
  6. In the Evening  - Memphis Slim
  7. Grooving on Bounce  - Matt Murphy
  8. Taking Off  - Matt Murphy
  9. All My Love in Vain  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]
  10. Your Funeral and My Trial  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]
  11. Don't Start Me Talkin'  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Composer,Contributor
Lucille Bogan   Composer
Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Sam Chatmon   Composer,Contributor
Peter J. Clayton   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Champion Jack Dupree   Composer
Lloyd Glenn   Composer
Good Rockin' Charles   Contributor
Memphis Slim   Contributor
Little Brother Montgomery   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Charley Patton   Composer
Fenton Robinson   Composer,Contributor
Victoria Spivey   Composer,Contributor
Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Henry Townsend   Composer,Contributor
Bukka White   Composer,Contributor
Big Joe Williams   Composer,Contributor
George Gershwin   Composer
Bill Meyers   Composer
Mercy Dee Walton   Composer
Robert Lockwood   Composer
Mose Vinson   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Peter Chatman   Arranger
Robert Johnson   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Jimmy Rogers   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes,Annotation
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer,Contributor
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Little Laura Dukes   Arranger
Bob Dunn   Composer
Paul Bevoir   Artwork
Judd Williams   Composer
Matt Murphy   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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