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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

Complete Recorded Works (1927-1930) by Charley Lincoln & Willie Baker

Label: Document Records/RST Records.
Release Date: 1984.
Releases: 1992, 2000, 2005.
Recording Time: 65 minutes.
Recording Date: November 4, 1927 & April 18, 1930.
Release Info: Compilation Studio Recording.

Styles: Country Blues, Piedmont Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Regional Blues, Acoustic Blues.

Featured Artists: Willie Baker, Charley Lincoln.

Document's Complete Recorded Works (1927-1930) is an exhaustive overview of Charly Lincoln's career. The exacting chronological sequencing, poor fidelity (all cuts are transferred from original acetates and 78s), and number of performances will appeal more to the serious blues listener, but casual listeners will find that the collection is of marginal interest for those very reasons.
by Thom Owens

Credits: Willie Baker - composer, guitar, guitar (rhythm), performer, primary artist, vocals; Charley Lincoln - composer, guitar, guitar (rhythm), primary artist, vocals; Roger Misiewicz - liner notes; Johnny Parth - compilation producer, producer; Rudi Steager - executive producer.

Tracks: 1) Jealous hearted blues - Charlie Lincoln; 2) Hard luck blues - Charlie Lincoln; 3) Mojoe blues - Charlie Lincoln; 4) My wife drove me from my door - Charlie Lincoln; 5) Country breakdown - Charlie Lincoln; 6) Chain gang trouble - Charlie Lincoln; 7) If it looks like jelly shakes like jelly it must be gelatine - Charlie Lincoln; 8) Ugly papa - Charlie Lincoln; 9) Depot blues - Charlie Lincoln; 10) Gamblin' Charley - Charlie Lincoln; 11) Doodle hole blues - Charlie Lincoln; 12) Mama don't rush me - Charlie Lincoln; 13) Mama don't rush me blues - Willie Baker; 14) No no blues - Willie Baker; 15) Weak-minded blues - Willie Baker; 16) Bad luck moan - Willie Baker; 17) Ain't it a good thing? - Willie Baker; 18) Crooked woman blues - Willie Baker; 19) Rag baby - Willie Baker; 20) Weak-minded woman - Willie Baker; 21) Sweet Patunia blues - Willie Baker.