When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 1: Walk Right In

When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 1: Walk Right In

     
 

Walk Right In was the first compilation that Bluebird/RCA assembled for its blues-oriented When the Sun Goes Down series, which examines the role that RCA Victor played in documenting American roots music. To a large degree, this 79-minute CD focuses on acoustic blues of the '20s, '30s, and early '40s. Walk Right In spans 1926-1941, and the mostSee more details below

Overview

Walk Right In was the first compilation that Bluebird/RCA assembled for its blues-oriented When the Sun Goes Down series, which examines the role that RCA Victor played in documenting American roots music. To a large degree, this 79-minute CD focuses on acoustic blues of the '20s, '30s, and early '40s. Walk Right In spans 1926-1941, and the most recent recording is Robert Petway's moody "Catfish Blues" (which had a major impact on John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopkins). The disc offers a variety of blues styles, and they range from pre-World War II, pre-Muddy Waters Chicago blues (Big Bill Broonzy's "Mississippi River Blues") to Southern country blues (Big Joe Williams' "Baby, Please Don't Go," Bukka White's "The Panama United") to jazz-influenced classic blues (including Albert Hunter's 1927 recording of W.C. Handy's "Beale Street Blues," which boasts Fats Waller on pipe organ). But Walk Right In isn't strictly a blues disc; this compilation also gets into everything from old-time country (the Carter Family's "Worried Man Blues") to a Cajun/Creole blend (Amédé Ardoin and Dennis McGee's "Les Blues de Voyage"). Anyone who expects every song on the CD to have 12 bars will be disappointed; the thing that ties all of the material together isn't a 12-bar format, but rather the feeling of the blues. In the 21st century, blues feeling enriches everything from hip-hop and dance music to alternative rock, and Walk Right In demonstrates there was a similar situation before World War II. Not everything on Walk Right In is a 12-bar blues, but everything on this compilation has the feeling of the blues. This compilation is enthusiastically recommended to anyone who is seriously interested in American roots music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2002
Label:
Rca Victor Europe
UPC:
0090266398621
catalogNumber:
663986

Tracks

  1. Catfish Blues  - Robert Petway
  2. Baby, Please Don't Go  - Big Joe Williams
  3. Ham and Eggs
  4. Mississippi River Blues  - Big Bill Broonzy
  5. Just a Good Woman Through With the Blues  - Trixie Butler
  6. Garbage Man Blues  -  Milton Brown & His Brownies
  7. The Panama Limited  - Washington White
  8. Cool Drink of Water Blues  - Tommy Johnson
  9. The Midnight Special
  10. Worried Man Blues  -  Carter Family
  11. Les Blues de Voyage  - Denus McGee
  12. K.C. Railroad Blues  -  Andrew & Jim Baxter
  13. Somebody's Been Stealin'  - Reverend J.M. Gates
  14. Beale Street Blues  - Alberta Hunter
  15. Devil in the Woodpile  - Noah Lewis
  16. Walk Right In  -  Gus Cannon & His Jug Stompers
  17. Ninety-Nine Year Blues
  18. Got Cut All to Pieces  - Bessie Tucker
  19. Feather Bed  -  Gus Cannon & His Jug Stompers
  20. Can't Put a Bridle on That Mule This Morning
  21. Davidson County Blues  - DeFord Bailey
  22. Frankie and Johnny  - Frank Crumit
  23. Dixie Bo-Bo  -  Taskiana Four
  24. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child  - Paul Robeson
  25. St. Louis Blues  -  Hall Johnson Choir

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals
Alberta Hunter   Vocals
Tommy Johnson   Guitar
Lead Belly   Guitar,Vocals
Big Joe Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Amédé Ardoin   Accordion,Vocals
Paul Robeson   Vocals
Fats Waller   Organ
Frank Crumit   Guitar
Gus Cannon   Banjo,Vocals,Jug
Bessie Tucker   Vocals
Milton Brown   Vocals
Elijah Avery   Guitar
Black Bob Hudson   Piano
A.P. Carter   Vocals
Sara Carter   Autoharp,Vocals
Alfred Elkins   Bass
Hall Johnson Choir   Choir, Chorus
Mike Jackson   Piano
K.D. Johnson   Piano
Noah Lewis   Harmonica,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Hosea Woods   Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals
Cecil Brower   Fiddle
Ocie Stockard   Banjo
Derwood Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Fred "Papa" Calhoun   Piano
Wanna Coffman   Bass
Willie Johnson   Vocals
Orlandus Wilson   Vocals
DeFord Bailey   Harmonica
Jack Shilkret   Piano
Hall Johnson   Conductor
Andrew Baxter   Violin
William Langford   Vocals
Harry Owens   Vocals
James Ricks   Bass (Vocal)
Julius Daniels   Guitar,Vocals
Robert Petway   Guitar,Vocals
Washington White   Guitar,Vocals
Norm Allen   Tenor (Vocal)
Daniel Johnson   Tenor (Vocal)
Wilbert Andrews   Guitar
Jim Baxter   Guitar,Vocals
Bubba Lee Torrence   Guitar
Edward Foster   Baritone (Vocal)
Denus McGee   Guitar

Technical Credits

Tommy Johnson   Composer
Lead Belly   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Noah Lewis   Vocal Effect
Jimmy Rogers   Composer
David Evans   Liner Notes
Hall Johnson   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Sandi Tansky   Creative Design
Gary Kelley   Cover Illustration
Gus Cannon & His Jug Stompers   Composer

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