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The Traditional Delta and Country Blues

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1930-1931) by Charley Jordan

Label: Document Records.
Release Date: August 15, 1992.
Recording Time: 66 minutes.
Release Info: Compilation Studio Recording.
Recording Date: June 1930 - March 17, 1931.

Styles: Acoustic Memphis Blues, Regional Blues, St. Louis Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Acoustic Blues.

A fine St. Louis singer and guitarist, this was the first volume of songs Charley Jordan did in the early '30s. He could be very humorous or cuttingly poignant, and there are examples in both veins on this anthology. The sound quality ranges from good to awful. - Review by Ron Wynn.

Personnel: Charley Jordan - vocals, guitar; St. Louis Bessie (Bessie Mae Smith) - vocals, accompanied probably by Peetie Wheatstraw or possibly Eddie Miller - piano; Charley Jordan - guitar; Peetie Wheatstraw - piano.

Credits: Charley Jordan - guitar, primary artist, vocals; Johnny Parth - producer; Yank Rachell - composer; Chris Frazer Smith - liner notes.

Tracks: 1) Stack O'Dollars Blues - Charley Jordan; 2) Dollar Bill Blues - Charley Jordan; 3) Keep It Clean - Charley Jordan; 4) Big Four Blues - Charley Jordan; 5) Just A Spoonful - Charley Jordan; 6) Two Street Blues - Charley Jordan; 7) Raidin' Squad Blues - Charley Jordan; 8) Hunkie Tunkie Blues - Charley Jordan; 9) Running Mad Blues - Charley Jordan; 10) Gasoline Blues - Charley Jordan; 11) Sugar Man Blues, Part 1 - St. Louis Bessie (Bessie Mae Smith); 12) Sugar Man Blues, Part 2 - St. Louis Bessie (Bessie Mae Smith); 13) Lost Ship Blues - Charley Jordan; 14) Hungry Blues - Charley Jordan; 15) My Lovin' Good Blues - Charley Jordan; 16) Tough Time Blues - Charley Jordan; 17) Cheating Blues - Charley Jordan; 18) Starvation Blues - Charley Jordan; 19) Keep It Clean No. 2 - Charley Jordan; 20) You Run And Tell Your Daddy - Charley Jordan; 21) Tight Haired Mama Blues - Charley Jordan; 22) Days Of The Week Blues - Charley Jordan.