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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Paramount Records didn't know it at the time, but they created one of the most valuable catalogs of early American blues and jazz music ever assembled. Formed by a furniture company called the Wisconsin Chair Company in the mid-teens to facilitate sales for their new phonograph cabinets, Paramount Records along with its subsidiary labels Broadway, Famous, and Puritan sent a young man named Art Satherley on the road in the South to explore and exploit the growing "race records" market beginning in 1917. Over the next 15 years, Satherley and the other Paramount Records' representatives recorded well over 100 sides featuring blues and jazz artists as well-known as Charley ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Paramount Records didn't know it at the time, but they created one of the most valuable catalogs of early American blues and jazz music ever assembled. Formed by a furniture company called the Wisconsin Chair Company in the mid-teens to facilitate sales for their new phonograph cabinets, Paramount Records along with its subsidiary labels Broadway, Famous, and Puritan sent a young man named Art Satherley on the road in the South to explore and exploit the growing "race records" market beginning in 1917. Over the next 15 years, Satherley and the other Paramount Records' representatives recorded well over 100 sides featuring blues and jazz artists as well-known as Charley Patton, Ma Rainey, and Meade Lux Lewis, and an otherwise unknown as Side Wheel Sally Duffie, whose "Bunker Hill Blues" is a piano blues showcase for a high-register, vibrato-heavy vocal of uncertain pitch which sounds almost like a 1920s equivalent to Björk. These 100 sides are presented in chronological order, with as much information is as known about each recording. Sound quality varies widely, and of course is at times atrocious, but the historical import and entertainment value for students of early jazz and blues is immense.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2004
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065772321
  • Catalog Number: 7723
  • Sales rank: 13,773

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nappy Head Blues - Bob Grant (2:45)
  2. 2 Red River Blues - Lottie Beaman (2:58)
  3. 3 Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade "Lux" Lewis (3:15)
  4. 4 You Can't Keep No Brown - Bo Weavil Jackson (3:11)
  5. 5 Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues - Blind Teddy Darby (3:06)
  6. 6 No. 29 - Wesley Wallace (3:14)
  7. 7 Outside Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds (2:55)
  8. 8 Old Country Rock - William Moore (3:03)
  9. 9 Keep a Knockin' - James Wiggins (3:09)
  10. 10 Touch Me Light Mama - George "Bullet" Williams (2:47)
  11. 11 Jack of All Trades - Bernice Edwards (2:44)
  12. 12 Come on In (Ain't Nobody Here But Me) - Harum Scarums (2:45)
  13. 13 All Birds Look Like Chicken to Me - Sweet Papa Stovepipe (3:08)
  14. 14 Cotton Field Blues - Charlie "Dad" Nelson (2:41)
  15. 15 Traveling Blues - Ma Rainey (2:55)
  16. 16 Soon This Morning Blues - Charlie Spand (2:59)
  17. 17 Gay Cattin' - Papa Charlie Jackson (2:54)
  18. 18 Whoopee Blues - King Solomon (3:09)
  19. 19 Eagles on a Half - Geeshie Wiley (3:00)
  20. 20 Wasn't It Sad About Lemon - Washboard Hannah (3:01)
  21. 21 Freakish Man Blues - George Hannah (2:49)
  22. 22 Rough Rugged Road Blues - Bumble Bee Slim (3:30)
  23. 23 Mississippi Jail House Groan - Reverend Rubin Lacy (3:22)
  24. 24 Try Me One More Time - Marshall Owens (3:11)
  25. 25 Barrel House Flat Blues - Mary Johnson (3:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Shall Not Be Moved - Charley Patton (2:43)
  2. 2 Walking Blues - Raymond Barrow (3:07)
  3. 3 Guitar Boogie - Blind Roosevelt Graves (2:56)
  4. 4 Black and Evil Blues - Alice Moore (3:21)
  5. 5 The New Dirty Dozen - Ben Curry (3:08)
  6. 6 Low-Down Mississippi Bottom Man - Freddie Spruell (3:25)
  7. 7 Vicksburg Blue - Little Brother Montgomery (2:58)
  8. 8 Jack of Diamonds Georgia Rub - Henry Townsend (3:18)
  9. 9 Billy Goat Blues - John Byrd (3:28)
  10. 10 Bunker Hill Blues - Side Wheel Sallie Duffie (2:38)
  11. 11 Number Three Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins (2:39)
  12. 12 Mamlish Blues - Ed Bell (2:36)
  13. 13 Eastern Chimes Blues - Henry Brown (3:28)
  14. 14 Fetch Your Water - Charlie Spand (2:30)
  15. 15 Lonesome Swamp Rattlesnake - J.D. Short (2:49)
  16. 16 Water Bound Blues - Alice Pearson (2:55)
  17. 17 Broke Down Engine - Lonnie Clark (2:57)
  18. 18 Dying Pickpocket Blues - Barrel House Welch (2:50)
  19. 19 Seven Sister Blues - Edward Thompson (2:52)
  20. 20 Old Timbrook Blues - John Byrd (3:18)
  21. 21 The Preacher Must Get Some Sometime - Bob Robinson (2:44)
  22. 22 Motherless Child Blues - Elvie Thomas (3:19)
  23. 23 The Ducks Yas Yas - Jack O' Diamonds (2:55)
  24. 24 Boodle de Bum Bum - Ben Curry (3:09)
  25. 25 Gotta Shave 'Em Dry - James Wiggins (3:05)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Some Scream High Yellow - Bo Weavil Jackson (3:09)
  2. 2 Jab Blues - Jabo Williams (3:19)
  3. 3 Raised in the Alley Blues - Freddie Brown (3:18)
  4. 4 Frisco Leaving Birmingham - George "Bullet" Williams (2:45)
  5. 5 Ninety Nine Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds (2:39)
  6. 6 Conjur Man Blues - Roosevelt Sykes (3:08)
  7. 7 Mama's Angel Child - Sweet Papa Stovepipe (2:59)
  8. 8 Honey Blues - Lottie Beaman (2:52)
  9. 9 Lonesome Atlanta Blues - Bob Grant (3:00)
  10. 10 Fat Greasy Baby - Robert Peeples (3:12)
  11. 11 No Special Rider Blues - Little Brother Montgomery (2:54)
  12. 12 New York Blues - Blind Roosevelt Graves (3:17)
  13. 13 Doctor, Oh Doctor - Henry Townsend (2:45)
  14. 14 I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop - Ben Covington (3:12)
  15. 15 Red Letter Blues - Ruby Paul (2:42)
  16. 16 Piano Kid Special - Piano Kid Edwards (2:44)
  17. 17 Where Did You Stay Last Night - The Famous Hokum Boys (2:57)
  18. 18 The Gone Dead Train - King Solomon (3:18)
  19. 19 Fanny Lee Blues - Wesley Wallace (3:15)
  20. 20 Narrow Face Blues - Washboard Walter (3:16)
  21. 21 Pick Poor Robin Clean - Geeshie Wiley (3:14)
  22. 22 The Boy in the Boat - George Hannah (2:40)
  23. 23 Texas Blues - Marshall Owens (3:19)
  24. 24 Evil Woman Blues - James Wiggins (3:10)
  25. 25 Three, Six and Nine - Roosevelt Sykes (2:57)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Tom Cat Blues - Freddie Spruell (3:07)
  2. 2 Smiling Blues - Jack O' Diamonds (3:02)
  3. 3 Mama, Don't You Think I Know - Papa Charlie Jackson (2:36)
  4. 4 Back to the Woods (Blues) - Charlie Spand (3:23)
  5. 5 Prison Blues - Alice Moore (3:18)
  6. 6 Deep Morgan Blues - Henry Brown (3:23)
  7. 7 My Laona Blues - Blind Teddy Darby (2:42)
  8. 8 Pistol Blues - Bo Weavil Jackson (3:01)
  9. 9 Pratt City Blues - Jabo Williams (3:15)
  10. 10 Telephone Arguin' Blues - J.D. Short (3:13)
  11. 11 Over to My House - Elvie Thomas (3:29)
  12. 12 Hambone Blues - Ed Bell (2:47)
  13. 13 Down in Tennessee - Lonnie Clark (2:37)
  14. 14 Ham Hound Crave - Reverend Rubin Lacy (2:54)
  15. 15 Fire Detective Blues - Roosevelt Sykes (3:05)
  16. 16 Up on the Hill Blues - Edward Thompson (3:01)
  17. 17 Key to the Mountain Blues - Mary Johnson (2:56)
  18. 18 Down on My Bended Knee - King Solomon Hill (2:56)
  19. 19 Red River Blues - Charlie "Dad" Nelson (2:49)
  20. 20 Give Us Another Jug - Piano Kid Edwards (2:47)
  21. 21 Nehi Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds (3:14)
  22. 22 Last Farewell Blues - Ruby Paul (2:58)
  23. 23 Larceny Woman Blues - Barrel House Welch (2:52)
  24. 24 Wicked Devil's Blues - Robert Peeples (3:12)
  25. 25 Raggin' the Blues - William Moore (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar
Bumble Bee Slim Vocals
Georgia Tom Dorsey Piano, Vocals
Papa Charlie Jackson Banjo, Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery Piano, Vocals
Charley Patton Guitar, Vocals
Roosevelt Sykes Piano, Vocals
Henry Townsend Guitar, Vocals
Ike Rodgers Trombone
John Byrd Guitar, Vocals
J.D. Short Guitar, Vocals
Ed Bell Guitar, Vocals
Blind Blake Guitar
Blind Roosevelt Graves Guitar, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Charlie Spand Piano, Violin, Vocals
Ma Rainey Vocals
Henry Brown Piano
Herman Brown Washboard
Bob Call Piano
Loni Clark Vocals
Bernice Edwards Piano, Vocals
William Ezell Piano, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Bob Grant Guitar, Vocals
Uaroy Graves Tambourine, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
King Solomon Hill Guitar, Vocals
Bo Weavil Jackson Guitar, Vocals
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano
Alice Moore Vocals
William Moore Guitar, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Martell Pettiford Banjo
Miles Pruitt Banjo, Guitar
Bob Robinson Vocals
Wesley Wallace Piano, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Carl Reid Jug
Lottie Beaman Vocals
Blind Teddy Darby Guitar, Vocals
Mozelle Alderson Vocals
Ralph Lembo Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Elvie Thomas Guitar, Vocals
Alice Pearson Vocals
Rube Lacey Guitar, Vocals
George "Bullet" Williams Harmonica
Blind Joe Reynolds Guitar, Vocals
Geeshie Wiley Guitar, Vocals
Jabo Williams Piano
Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins Guitar, Vocals
Baby Jay Cornet, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Freddie Spruell Guitar, Vocals
Bob Coleman Banjo, Guitar
Mary Johnson Vocals
Raymond Barrow Piano, Vocals
George Hannah Vocals
Fred Coates Piano
Ben Curry Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals
Side Wheel Sallie Duffie Vocals
Charlie "Dad" Nelson Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals
Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Personnel
Bumble Bee Slim Personnel
Georgia Tom Dorsey Personnel
Papa Charlie Jackson Personnel
Little Brother Montgomery Composer, Personnel
Charley Patton Personnel
Roosevelt Sykes Personnel
Henry Townsend Personnel
Little Richard Composer
Ike Rodgers Personnel
John Byrd Personnel
J.D. Short Personnel
Ed Bell Personnel
Blind Blake Personnel
Blind Roosevelt Graves Personnel
Charlie Spand Composer, Personnel
Ma Rainey Personnel
Henry Brown Personnel
Herman Brown Personnel
Bob Call Personnel
Loni Clark Personnel
Bernice Edwards Personnel
William Ezell Personnel
Bob Grant Composer, Personnel
Uaroy Graves Personnel
King Solomon Hill Personnel
Bo Weavil Jackson Composer, Personnel
Mary Johnson Composer
Meade "Lux" Lewis Composer, Personnel
Alice Moore Composer, Personnel
William Moore Composer, Personnel
Johnny Parth Composer
Martell Pettiford Personnel
Miles Pruitt Personnel
Bob Robinson Personnel
Neil Slaven Liner Notes
Wesley Wallace Composer, Personnel
G. Williams Composer
Carl Reid Personnel
Lottie Beaman Personnel
Reverend Rubin Lacy Composer
Blind Teddy Darby Composer, Personnel
Mozelle Alderson Personnel
Ralph Lembo Personnel
Elvie Thomas Personnel
Alice Pearson Personnel
Rube Lacey Personnel
George "Bullet" Williams Personnel
Blind Joe Reynolds Composer, Personnel
Unidentified Prisoner Composer
Geeshie Wiley Personnel
Jabo Williams Composer, Personnel
Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins Personnel
Baby Jay Personnel
Freddie Spruell Personnel
Bob Coleman Personnel
Mary Johnson Personnel
Raymond Barrow Personnel
George Hannah Personnel
Fred Coates Personnel
Ben Curry Personnel
Side Wheel Sallie Duffie Personnel
Charlie "Dad" Nelson Personnel
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