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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

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. - Review 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.