by Tampa Red


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This early compilation of Tampa's work both as soloist and sideman covers a good 20-year period, from his early hokum recordings with Georgia Tom and his jug band to his later sides for Bluebird. Highlights include his liquid slide guitar work behind Jenny Pope on "Whiskey Drinkin' Blues" and when he accompanies the Gospel Camp Meeting Singers on "Hold to His Hand" and "Come and Go to That Land." Unfortunately, the set also suffers from excessively noisy transfers, making some of these rarities much harder to listen to than need be. Some tracks fare better than others, and the set gets better as it moves on chronologically, but you may have to a-b this with other collections to get better-sounding versions of these seminal sides.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/1999
Label: Wolf Records
UPC: 0799582201225
catalogNumber: 122012
Rank: 181378

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Performance Credits

Tampa Red   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,yodeling
Blind John Davis   Piano
Georgia Tom   Vocals
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon   Vocals
Big Maceo Merriweather   Piano
Herman Brown   Kazoo
Alfred Elkins   Bass
Arnett Nelson   Clarinet
Martell Pettiford   Guitar
Henry Scott   Piano
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Piano
Black Bob   Piano
Carl Reid   Horn,Jug
Bill Owsley   Tenor Saxophone
Willie B. James   Guitar
Bill O'Bryant   Piano
Charlie Udsen   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Hannes Folterbauer   Producer

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