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.

The Greatest in Country Blues (1927-1936), Vol. 2 by Various Artists

Label: Century Media, Story of the Blues
Release Date: June 1, 1992
Releases: July 1, 1994
Recording Time: 61 minutes
Recording Date: April 23, 1927 - November, 1936

Styles: Country Blues, Acoustic Memphis Blues, Regional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Pre-War Country Blues

Credits: Garfield Akers - guitar, vocals; Texas Alexander - accordion, performer, primary artist, vocals; Kokomo Arnold - composer, guitar, vocals; Baby Face Leroy - vocals; Kid Bailey - guitar, vocals; Barbecue Bob - guitar, vocals; Cliff Bivens - bass, vocals; Tewee Blackman - composer, guitar, leader, vocals; Scrapper Blackwell - guitar; Blind Blake - guitar, performer, primary artist, speech/speaker/speaking part; Willie Borum - guitar; Ishman Bracey - guitar, vocals; Big Bill Broonzy - guitar, vocals; Henry Brown - primary artist; Henry Brown - guitar, vocals; Richard Rabbit Brown - guitar, vocals; Willie Brown - guitar, vocals; Charlie Burse - guitar, vocals; Joe Calicott - guitar; Cannon's Jug Stompers - banjo, jug; Gus Cannon - banjo, jug; Leroy Carr - guitar, vocals; Smith Casey - guitar, vocals; Jaybird Coleman - harmonica, vocals; Sam Collins - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Dallas String Band - band, performer, primary artist; Willie Dixon - bass; Blind Mamie Forehand - cymbals, vocals; Leroy Foster - drums, vocals; Georgia Cotton Pickers - guitar, vocals; Bob Grant - guitar, vocals; Blind Roosevelt Graves - guitar, performer; Roosevelt Graves and Brother - primary artist, vocals; Uaroy Graves - tambourine; John Hammond, Jr. - performer; Lane Hardin - guitar, vocals; Pete Harris - guitar, vocals; Sam Harris - guitar; Walter Hawkins - guitar, vocals; King Solomon Hill - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Andrew "Smokey" Hogg - guitar, vocals; Winston Holmes - bird calls, sound effects, vocals, yodeling; Lightnin' Hopkins - guitar, vocals; Son House - guitar, vocals; Howlin' Wolf - harmonica, vocals; Elmore James - guitar, vocals; Jesse James - piano, vocals; Skip James - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Blind Lemon Jefferson - guitar, vocals; Gitfiddle Jim - guitar, primary artist, vocals; Blind Willie Johnson - guitar, speech/speaker/speaking part; Eddie Johnson - bass; K.D. Johnson - piano; Lonnie Johnson - guitar; Robert Johnson - composer, guitar, primary artist, vocals; Scott Johnson - composer; Tommy Johnson - guitar, vocals; William Johnson - guitar; Coley Jones - mandolin; Jab Jones - jug; Charley Jordan - guitar, vocals; Hosea Lee Kennard - piano; Lottie Kimbrough - composer, performer, primary artist, vocals; Furry Lewis - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Noah Lewis - harmonica; Little Walter - harmonica, vocals; Palmer McAbee - harmonica, primary artist; Kansas Joe McCoy - composer, guitar; Blind Willie McTell - guitar, vocals; Memphis Jug Band - band, performer, primary artist; Memphis Minnie - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Buddy Moss - harmonica; Frock O'Dell - drums; Paul Oliver - liner notes; Johnny Parth - compilation producer, producer, selection; Charley Patton - guitar, vocals; Earl Phillips - drums; George Washington Phillips - dulcimer, vocals; Miles Pruitt - guitar; Public Domain - composer; Ben Ramey - drums, kazoo, vocals; Blind Willie Reynolds - guitar, vocals; Dan Sane - guitar; Will Shade - harmonica; Allan Shaw - guitar, vocals; Versey Smith - accordion, guitar, primary artist, tambourine, vocals; William Smith - primary artist; Charlie Spand - composer, performer, piano, primary artist; Frank Stokes - guitar, vocals; Bozie Sturdivant - vocals; Hubert Sumlin - guitar; Blind Joe Taggart - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Henry Thomas - guitar, pipe, reeds (multiple), vocals; Ashley Thompson - guitar, vocals; Traditional - composer; Bessie Tucker - accordion, performer, primary artist, vocals; Unidentified Prisoner - composer; Marco Washington - bass, sax (baritone); Muddy Waters - guitar, vocals; Curley Weaver - guitar, vocals; Bukka White - guitar, vocals; John White - guitar, vocals; Josh White - guitar, vocals; Robert Wilkins - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; G. Williams - composer; George "Bullet" Williams - harmonica, performer, primary artist, speech/speaker/speaking part; Sonny Boy Williamson I - harmonica, vocals.

Tracks: 1) Devil Got My Woman - Skip James; 2) When That Great Ship Went Down - Versey Smith / William Smith; 3) The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins; 4) Touch Me Light Mama - George "Bullet" Williams; 5) Mother's Love - Blind Joe Taggart; 6) Skin Man Blues - Henry Brown; 7) Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough; 8) Levee Camp Moan Blues - Texas Alexander; 9) K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band; 10) Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim; 11) Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil) - Robert Johnson; 12) Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis; 13) Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues - Bessie Tucker; 14) Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band; 15) Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie; 16) Woke up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves and Brother; 17) That's No Way to Get Along - Robert Wilkins; 18) McAbee's Railroad Piece - Palmer McAbee; 19) The Gone Dead Train - King Solomon Hill; 20) Hastings Street - Blind Blake / Charlie Spand.