The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes of Country Blues, Vol. 2

The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes of Country Blues, Vol. 2


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The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes of Country Blues, Vol. 2

The second volume of World Music Network's excellent Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes of Country Blues series offers an even deeper look at some of history's forgotten early blues pioneers. Among the generous two-dozen tracks here are gems like Sylvester Weaver's "Guitar Rag," which is credited as the first recorded blues instrumental. Most of the tracks, like George Torey's snaky "Lonesome Man Blues" and Jelly Jaw Short's "Grand Daddy Blues" feature solo guitar accompaniment, often with early slide and bottleneck techniques. Scattered throughout the collection are a handful of songs that feature banjo (Papa Charlie Jackson's "The Cat's Got the Measles"), piano (Jaybird Coleman's "Man Trouble Blues"), or small ensembles like the Memphis Jug Band's "This Will Bring You Back." For the most part, though, the foundations of blues guitar in all its glory are laid out here by the genre's originators who likely never saw the massive influence their music would have on future generations.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2015
Label: World Music Network
UPC: 0605633134421
catalogNumber: 331344
Rank: 111287

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Technical Credits

Sylvester Weaver   Composer
Walter Hawkins   Composer
J.D. Short   Composer
Ed Bell   Composer
Jaybird Coleman   Composer
Kid Bailey   Composer
Willie Baker   Composer
Ishman Bracey   Composer
Billy Bird   Composer
Joe McCoy   Composer
William Moore   Composer
Blind Joe Taggart   Composer
Willie Walker   Composer
Dennis "Little Hat" Jones   Composer
Charles J. Roberts   Composer
George Torey   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Pillie Bolling   Composer
Willard Thomas   Composer
Lizzie Smith   Composer
Bobby Grant   Composer

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