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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

Complete Recorded Works (1927-1931) by Will Ezell

Label: Document Records.
Release Date: 1992.
Recording Time: 68 minutes.
Recording Date: February, 1927 - January, 1931.
Releases: February 20, 1996; September 27, 2005.

Styles: Big Band, Piano Blues, Country Blues.

Featured Artists: Will Ezell, Marie Bradley, Sam 'Slim' Tarpley, Bertha Henderson, Blind Roosevelt Graves.

With the exception of some sessions accompanying other singers, the complete Will Ezell is on this single CD. A talented blues and boogie-woogie pianist, Ezell led four mostly instrumental solo sessions (resulting in 12 performances). In addition, his dates backing singers Marie Bradley, Ora Brown, Bertha Henderson, and Slim Tarpley are also included on this enjoyable and historic CD. Among the more rewarding selections are "Barrel House Man," "Mixed Up Rag," "Heifer Dust," "Playing the Dozen," and "Pitchin' Boogie."
by Scott Yanow

Credits: Baby Jay - cornet; Marie Bradley - vocals; Ora Brown - vocals; William Ezell - composer, piano, primary artist, vocals; Blind Roosevelt Graves - guitar; Uaroy Graves - tambourine; Bertha Henderson - accordion, vocals; Dave Nelson - cornet; Johnny Parth - compilation producer, producer; Mike Rowe - liner notes; Rudi Steager - executive producer; Slim Tarpley - accordion, vocals.

Tracks: 1) Stormy hailing blues (Marie Bradley, vocals); 2) Jailhouse moan (Ora Brown, vocals); 3) Restless blues (Ora Brown, vocals); 4) Black bordered letter (Bertha Henderson, vocals); 5) Six thirty blues (Bertha Henderson, vocals); 6) Barrel house man; 7) West coast rag; 8) Old mill blues (take 1); 9) Old mill blues (take 2); 10) Mixed up rag; 11) Ezell`s precious five; 12) Crawlin` spider blues; 13) Barrel house woman (take 1); 14) Barrel house woman (take 2); 15) Bucket of blood; 16) Heifer dust; 17) Playing the dozen; 18) Just can`t stay here; 19) Pitchin` boogie; 20) Freakish mistreater blues; 21) Hot spot stuff; 22) Try some of that (Slim Tarpley, vocals); 23) Alabama hustler (Slim Tarpley, vocals).