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Sorry but I can't resist giving you my list
Never been so busy (2 jobs at the same time) but never posted that much..
It's a compilation I had made for a friend who's a jazz fan and wanted to discover the blues
So there are personal favorites and classics
Bessie Smith: The St Louis Blues -1925
Blind Willie Johnson : Dark Was the Night, Cold Was The Ground– 1927
Mississippi John Hurt : Stack O’Lee- 1928
Blind Lemon Jefferson – See that my Grave is Kept Clean-1928
Henry Thomas – Bull Doze Blues – 1928
Blind Willie McTell : Statesboro Blues – 1928
Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang : Guitar Blues – 1929
Blind Blake – Georgia Bound -1929
Charley Jordan – Keep it Clean – 1929
Robert Johnson : Sweet Home Chicago – 1936
John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson : Good Morning Little School Girl – 1937
Jazz Gillum : Key to the highway -1940
Big Maceo – County Jail Blues – 1941
Lil’Green :Why Don’t You Do right ? – 1941
Leadbelly : Irene Goodnight -1944
Louis Jordan : Choo Choo’Ch Boogie - 1946
Arthur Crudup : That’s All Right – 1946
Muddy Waters : I Can’t Be Satisfied – 1948
John Lee Hooker : Boogie Chillen – 1949
Lightnin’ Hopkins : Fast life Woman – 1949
Robert Nighthawk : Black Angel Blues – 1949
Percy Mayfield : Please Send me Someone to Love -1950
Elmore James : Dust my Broom – 1951
BB King – 3 o’clock blues -1951
Big Bill Broonzy : Hey Hey – 1951
Little Walter : Juke – 1952
Papa Lightfoot : When the Saints Go Marching in – 1954
Jimmy Rogers with Big Walter Horton (harmonica) : Walking by Myself – 1956
Howlin’ Wolf : Smokestack Lighting – 1956
Sonny Terry (hca) & Brownie McGhee (gtr) : Better Day -1958
Reverend Gary Davis : Death Don’t Have no Mercy – 1960
Snooks Eaglin : I’m slipping in - 1961
Reverend Robert Wilkins : The Prodigal Son (live at Newport Festival) – 1964
Junior Wells : Messin’ With the Kid – 1965
Son House : Death Letter - 1965
Little Brother Montgomery : I Keep on Drinking (live at American Folk Blues festival, East Berlin) – 1966
Otis Rush : All your Love (same festival) – 1966
Earl Hooker : Two Bugs and a Roach – 1968
Ry Cooder : Ditty Wah Ditty – 1974
Professor Longhair : Tipitina – 1974
James Booker : Junco Partner (live in New Orleans)– 1976
Keb’ Mo’ : Am I Wrong ? – 1994
Harmonica Slim : Bad Bottom Soul – 1995
Alvin Youngblood Hart : When I Was a Cowboy – 1998
This is an area that I haven't fully explored.
I really like "Spoonful" and just about everything else by Howlin' Wolf.
I enjoy the Robert Johnson recordings, probably as much for the legend as for the music itself (which is great).
"Tupelo" is a cool track from John Lee Hooker.
"Death Letter" from Son House.
Professor Longhair does a great rendition of "Jambalaya"
Pretty much everything from Lighting Hopkins and T-Bone Walker.
Nicolas, your jazz friend musta been in blues heaven ... :-)
Yes, he loved this compilation, especially 2 tracks :
Papa Lightfoot frantic version of "When the saints go marching in" at the harmonica (and singing witha To Waits-like voice through the harmonica mike)
and Robert Wilkin's "Prodigal Son", a live version 9-minutes long, very haunting (the rolling stones cover was very faithfull to it)
I wish you could hearthese songs someway