Label: Agram Blues / AB 2004
Release Date: 1980
Recording Time: 46 minutes
Recording Date: 1927 - 1929
Styles: Acoustic Memphis Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Regional Blues
Kansas City Blues collects 16 tracks Jim Jackson recorded between 1927 and 1929. This music is country music that has strong ties to minstrel and medicine show music, and may sound dated to some listeners. Nevertheless, the title track is one of the first great blues singles, and that alone makes the collection necessary listening for serious blues fans, even if Document's three-volume set will be of greater interest to historians. The curious will be better served by this concise compilation.
by Thom Owens
Credits: Jim Jackson - guitar, primary artist, vocals; Theo Flier - design (cover design); Robert Matthews- photography; Bengt Olsson - photography; Speckled Red - piano; Guido Van Rijn - producer, liner notes; Hans Vergeer - liner notes.
Tracks: 1) Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Part 1; 2) Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Part 2; 3) He's In The Jailhouse Now; 4) Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Part 3; 5) Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Part 4; 6) I'm A Bad Bad Man; 7) I'm Gonna Start Me A Graveyard Of My Own; 8) What A Time; 9) Bye-Bye Policeman; 10) Hey Mama, It's Nice Like That Part 1; 11) Hey Mama, It's Nice Like That Part 2; 12) Ain't You Sorry Mama? Part 1; 13) Ain't You Sorry Mama? Part 2; 14) Foot Achin' Blues; 15) Love Sick Blues; 16) I Ain't Gonna Turn Her Down.