Those Dirty Blues Volume 2 (Digitally Remastered)
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||I've Got What It Takes||Virginia Liston||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Honey Dripper Blues||Hattie North & Roosevelt Sykes||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Want Some of Your Pie||Blind Boy Fuller||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Try and Get It||Bea Foote||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||She Done Sold It Out||Memphis Jug Band||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can't Use That Thing||Connie McClean's Rhythm Boys||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone||Tampa Red and his Hokum Jug Band & Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Hottest Stuff In Town||Whistling Bob Howe & Frankie Griggs||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Handy Man||Ethel Waters||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Southern Can Mama||Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Wonder Who's Boogiein' My Woogie Now||Oscar's Chicago Swingers & Lovin' Sam Theard||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Grinding Mill||Johnny Temple||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Uncle Ned, Don't Use Your Head||Lonnie Johnson||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sissy Man Blues||Connie McClean's Rhythm Boys||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What's That Smells Like Fish||Blind Boy Fuller||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||For Sale (Hannah Johnsons Big Jack Ass)||Clara Smith||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Duck's Yas Yas Yas||James "Stump" Johnson||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Six or Seven Times||The Chocolate Dandies, Rex Stewart, Coleman Hawkins & Fats Waller||3:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tired As I Can Be||Lucille Bogan & Walter Roland||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm a Mighty Tight Woman||Sippie Wallace||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Classic "Blue" Blues
An excellent collection of 20's and 30's bawdy blues by blues and jazz heavyweights demonstrating the role of this genre as the kind of good time party music that outraged and terrified racists and the self-righteous. A blend of rural (Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Jug Band) and urban (Chocolate Dandies, Oscar's Chicago Swingers) acoustic performers ranging from solo guitarists (the brilliant Lonnie Johnson) and pianists (Tampa Red) to small jazz combos. Recording quality reflects the age of recordings from this era, which is bothersome to some, but which only enhances the fun and enjoyment for most. An excellent historical collection that is equally strong for the quality of the performances. Clever, fun risque songwriting demonstrating the earliest examples of the art of the double--and single--entendre. Many highlights, including a slower version of McTell's "Southern Can" with Curly Weaver (acoustic guitar afficionados should check out his excellent, more manic 12-string version elsewhere), and Sippie Wallace in her prime (who would re-emerge on Women Be Wise, a duet with Bonnie Raitt, roughly 60 years later in the 90s). Great value as well ($8 for 20 songs).
Fun, fun music
I bought this entire album as background music for my office. The tracks are short and tinny (very old music obviously), but that quality adds to the coolness factor. I also play this entire track at low volume in my 3 month old's crib and he seems to really enjoy the music (ie. it puts him to sleep).
Great music if you have a little diner or antique shop or something like that. The price is right too. For about the price of a six pack.