Too Late, Too Late Blues, Vol. 5

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
As is the case with each of the CDs in this series, Vol. 5 of Too Late, Too Late has valuable alternate takes, newly discovered titles, and unissued material. Quite a few major names are represented, with ten of the 24 selections being released for the first time, including a pair of instrumentals from 1927 by the duo of guitarist Lonnie Johnson and pianist Jimmy Blythe. Also featured are Sister Morgan, Cow Cow Davenport (playing a piano solo on take B of "Cow Cow Blues"), Elizabeth Johnson, Leroy Carr ("Box Car Blues"), Frank Stokes, Henry Townsend, Blind Willie McTell, John Bray, Leadbelly, Sonny Terry, James "Jack of All Trades" McCain, Montana Taylor (1946), Big Maceo ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
As is the case with each of the CDs in this series, Vol. 5 of Too Late, Too Late has valuable alternate takes, newly discovered titles, and unissued material. Quite a few major names are represented, with ten of the 24 selections being released for the first time, including a pair of instrumentals from 1927 by the duo of guitarist Lonnie Johnson and pianist Jimmy Blythe. Also featured are Sister Morgan, Cow Cow Davenport (playing a piano solo on take B of "Cow Cow Blues"), Elizabeth Johnson, Leroy Carr ("Box Car Blues"), Frank Stokes, Henry Townsend, Blind Willie McTell, John Bray, Leadbelly, Sonny Terry, James "Jack of All Trades" McCain, Montana Taylor (1946), Big Maceo (1952), Scrapper Blackwell (1959), and Rev. Lonnie Farris (playing steel guitar in 1964).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/1996
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298541120
  • Catalog Number: 5411

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hurry Down Sunshine and See What Tomorrow Brings - Sister Morgan (3:19)
  2. 2 Handfull o' Keys - Lonnie Johnson (3:08)
  3. 3 Searchin' for Flats - Lonnie Johnson (2:50)
  4. 4 Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport (3:06)
  5. 5 Be My Kid Blues - Elizabeth Johnson (2:53)
  6. 6 Sobbin' Woman Blues - Elizabeth Johnson (3:06)
  7. 7 Box Car Blues - Leroy Carr (3:09)
  8. 8 I'm Going Away Blues - Frank Stokes (2:44)
  9. 9 Old Sometime Blues - Frank Stokes (2:44)
  10. 10 Doctor, Oh Doctor - Henry Townsend (2:43)
  11. 11 Jack of Diamonds Georgia Rub - Henry Townsend (3:16)
  12. 12 Broke Down Engine No. 2 - Blind Willie McTell (3:25)
  13. 13 Love Makin' Mama - Blind Willie McTell (3:02)
  14. 14 Trench Blues - John Bray (2:59)
  15. 15 Didn't Ol' John Cross the Water? (3:14)
  16. 16 I Have Had My Fun - Sonny Terry (3:02)
  17. 17 Keys to the Highway - Sonny Terry (2:56)
  18. 18 Eagle Rock Rag (2:48)
  19. 19 Good Mr. Roosevelt - James "Jack Of All Trades" McCain (2:41)
  20. 20 Low Down Bugle - Montana Taylor (2:50)
  21. 21 Detroit Rocks - Montana Taylor (2:51)
  22. 22 Eloise, Don't Play Me for a Fool - Big Maceo Merriweather (2:31)
  23. 23 How Long No. 2 - Scrapper Blackwell (5:16)
  24. 24 Peace in the Valley (Proverb 1001) - Rev. Lonnie Farris (3:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scrapper Blackwell Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Leroy Carr Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Cow Cow Davenport Piano, Track Performer
Lonnie Johnson Guitar, Track Performer
Lead Belly Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Willie McTell Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Memphis Slim Piano
Frank Stokes Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Henry Townsend Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Golden Gate Quartet Vocals
Jimmy Blythe Piano
Blackwell Piano, Vocals
Big Maceo Merriweather Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Rev. Lonnie Farris Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Curley Weaver Guitar
Montana Taylor Piano, Track Performer
Will Batts Violin
John Brim Guitar
Brownie McGhee Guitar
Will Shade Guitar, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Sonny Terry Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Elizabeth Johnson Vocals, Track Performer
Henry Owens Vocals
Grace Brim Harmonica
William Langford Vocals
Alonzo Tucker Drums
Arlandus Wilson Vocals
Willis Johnson Vocals
James Watkins Piano
John Bray Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Blind Willie McTell Composer
Blackwell Sound Effects
Johnny Parth Producer
Sonny Terry Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Composer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
Guido Van Rijn Liner Notes
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