Back to the blues roots ... Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Son House, Bessie Smith, Bukka White, Lead Belly, Ma Rainey, Blind Blake, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Mississippi John Hurt, Sleepy John Estes, Big Joe Williams, John Lee Hooker, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Kokomo Arnold, Bo Carter, Robert Nighthawk, Blind Willie Johnson, ... and many more.

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 (1937-1938) by Kokomo Arnold

Label: Document Records
Release Date: May 27, 1994
Releases: 1994, 2000, 2005
Recording Time: 62 minutes
Recording Date: 1937 - 1938

Styles: Acoustic Blues, Acoustic Chicago Blues, Regional Blues, Pre-War Blues

Like its predecessors, the final volume in Document's Complete Recorded Works series alternates a few excellent performances with many more additions intended for collectors only. Drawn from Kokomo Arnold's last few sessions, from the 14-month period between March 1937 and May 1938, the collection does include a few classics, like "Mean Old Twister" and "Red Beans and Rice." Still, many of the rest are period material with poor fidelity, of only marginal interest to most blues fans.
by Thom Owens

Credits: Kokomo Arnold - composer, guitar, guitar (rhythm), primary artist, vocals; Keith Briggs - liner notes; Johnny Parth - compilation producer, producer; Studio Klement - remastering; Peetie Wheatstraw - guest artist, piano.

Tracks: 1) Mean Old Twister; 2) Red Beans and Rice; 3) Set Down Gal; 4) Big Ship Blues; 5) Crying Blues; 6) Grandpa Got Drunk; 7) Black Mattie; 8) Neck Bone Blues; 9) Buddie Brown Blues (Rolling Time); 10) Rocky Road Blues; 11) Head Cuttin' Blues; 12) Broke Man Blues; 13) Back on the Job; 14) Shine On, Moon (Shine On, Shine On); 15) Your Ways and Actions; 16) Tired of Runnin' From Door to Door; 17) My Well Is Dry; 18) Midnight Blues; 19) Goin' Down in Galilee (Swing Along With Me); 20) Bad Luck Blues; 21) Kid Man Blues; 22) Something's Hot.