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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

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.