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Various - Classic Blues Vol. 2 From Smithsonian Folkways album

Various - Classic Blues Vol. 2 From Smithsonian Folkways album
Performer: Various
Title: Classic Blues Vol. 2 From Smithsonian Folkways
Released: 2003
Genre: Blues
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 675
MP3 size: 1837 mb
FLAC size: 1472 mb

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1 Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry Dark Road
Drums – Gene Moore Vocals, Guitar – Brownie McGheeVocals, Harmonica – Sonny TerryWritten-By – Walter McGhee*
2 Warner Williams Step It Up And Go
Harmonica – Jay SummerourVocals, Guitar – Warner WilliamsWritten-By – J.B. Long
3 Lead Belly* It Was Early One Morning
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – LeadbellyWritten-By – Alan Lomax, Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax Sr.*
4 Nora Lee King And Mary Lou Williams Blues - Until My Baby Comes Back Home
Piano – Mary Lou WilliamsVocals – Nora Lee King
5 Pink Anderson That's No Way To Do
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Pink Anderson
6 Little Brother Montgomery Farro Street Jive
Piano [Uncredited] – Little Brother MontgomeryWritten-By – Eurreal Montgomery
7 Son House I Ain't Gonna Cry No More (Depot Blues)
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Son HouseWritten-By – Eddie J. House Jr.*
8 Roscoe Holcomb Graveyard Blues
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Roscoe HolcombWritten-By – Ida Cox
9 Roosevelt Sykes 44 Blues
Piano [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Roosevelt SykesWritten-By – Roosevelt Sykes
10 Honeyboy Edwards* Big Fat Mama
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – David "Honeyboy" EdwardsWritten-By – Tommy Johnson
11 Lucinda Williams Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Guitar – John GrimaudoVocals, Twelve-String Guitar – Lucinda WilliamsWritten-By – Unknown Artist
12 Barrelhouse Buck* Lieutenant Blues
Vocals [Uncredited[], Piano [Uncredited] – Buck McFarland
13 Sonny Terry And Unknown Artist The Woman Is Killing Me
Percussion – Unknown ArtistWashtub Bass – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – Brownie McGheeWritten-By, Vocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
14 Edith North Johnson* And Henry Brown Little Drops Of Water
Piano – Henry BrownWritten-By, Vocals – Edith North Johnson*
15 Big Bill Broonzy When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too)
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Big Bill BroonzyWritten-By – Hudson Whittaker
16 Cat-Iron* Poor Boy A Long, Long Way From Home
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Cat Iron
17 Shortstuff Macon* My Jack Don't Drink Water No More
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – John Wesley Macon
18 Barbara Dane 'Way Behind The Sun
Written-By, Vocals [Uncredited], Guitar [Uncredited] – Barbara Dane
19 Lightnin' Hopkins Tell Me, Baby
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Lightnin' HopkinsWritten-By – Sam Hopkins*
20 Memphis Slim Just A Dream
Bass – Willie DixonPiano [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Memphis SlimWritten-By – William Lee Conley Broonzy*
21 Josh White Jelly Jelly
Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Josh WhiteWritten-By – Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines
22 The Chambers Brothers Down In The Alley
Bass – George Chambers Drums – Brian KeenanGuitar – Willie ChambersHarmonica – Lester Chambers


  • Compiled By, Liner Notes – Barry Lee Pearson
  • Mastered By, Producer [Production managed by] – Pete Reiniger
  • Photography [Assistance] – Brian Shimkovitz , Harold Dorwin, Mark Gustafson
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Pat Terry
  • Producer [Assistant] – Angela Allen
  • Producer [Production managed by] – Margot Nassau, Mary Monseur
  • Producer [Production supervised by] – D.A. Sonneborn, Daniel Sheehy
  • Research [Archival Assistance] – Jeff Place

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 93074 01482 0
  • Label Code: LC 9628
  • Matrix / Runout: 09120601
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN08
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI JI01

On Classic Blues Vol. 2, Lucinda Williams, Roscoe Holcomb and Nora Lee King stand alongside all-time blues greats such as Lead Belly, Son House, and Lightnin' Hopkins. No matter if you prefer your blues raw, acoustic, electric, solo or from a live band, a jukebox or a jook joint, as the blues poet J. Williams once put it, "The blues is good news. Pass it o. Extensive notes.

Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2. Advertisement. Like the first volume, this brings together a lengthy single-disc program of blues of various shades from the vaults of Folkways. Most, though not all, of these 22 tracks are acoustic, with acoustic guitar blues being well represented with selections from Leadbelly, Pink Anderson, Son House, Honeyboy Edwards, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Josh White, as well as lesser-known figures like Cat Iron, who plays an eerie slide guitar on "Poor Boy a Long, Long Way from Home.

Like the first volume, this brings together a lengthy single-disc program of blues of various shades from the vaults of Folkways.

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PLAY ALL. Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. Released by SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS Sep 2003 22 Tracks.

101 Freedom Now Chant Mass-meeting participants in Hattiesburg, Mississippi 0:26 102 Jesus Christ Woody Guthrie 2:37 103 Bourgeois Blues Lead Belly 2:18 104 Black, Brown, and White Bill Broonzy 2:42 105 Baby, I’ve Been Thinking (aka Society’s Child) Janis Ian 2:41 106 Blowin' in the Wind The New World Singers 2:28 107 This Land. Is Your Land Steve Forbert, Jack Hardy, Jill Burkee, and Mark Dann 4:39 108 Turn, Turn, Turn Liz Getz 3:04 109 As Long as the Grass Shall Grow Peter La Farge 5:07 110 Talking Pay TV Phil Ochs 2:34 111 Masters of War Bergerfolk 4:07 112 Waist Deep in the Big Muddy.

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