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Picking the Blues: Pioneers of Boogie Woogie

Label: Document Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Cow Cow (Charles) Davenport: Cow Cow Blues; Pine Top Smith: Jump Steady Blues; Charlie Spand: Moanin' The Blues; Romeo Nelson: Head Rag Hop; Wesley Wallace: Fanny Lee Blues; Little Brother Montgomery: No Special Rider; 'Jabo' Williams: Pratt City Blues; Turner Parrish: Fives;Walter Roland: Jookit Jookit; Cleo Brown: Boogie Woogie; Jesse James: Lonesome Day Blues; Albert Ammons: Bass Goin' Crazy; Pete Johnson:Holler Stomp; Jimmy Yancey: 35th and Dearborn; Meade 'Lux' Lewis: Six Wheel Chaser; Jay McShann: Vine Street Boogie; Cripple Clarence Lofton: In The Mornin'; Big Maceo (Merriweather): Chicago Breakdown; Montana Taylor: Indiana Avenue Stomp; Memphis Slim: Slim's Boogie; Speckled Red: Early In The Morning; Otis Spann: Otis In The Dark.

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Jazz and Blues on Edison, Volume 1

Label: Document Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Dixie Land (Lopez & Hamilton); Baby's Got The Blues (Genevieve Gordon); St. Louis Gal (Original Memphis Five); You Gonna Wake Up Some Morning (Ethel Finney); Hot Tamale Baby (Andy Razaf); Hard Hearted Hannah (Marjorie Royer); Temperamental Papa (Josie Miles); It Makes No Difference Now (Wilbur Sweatman); Undertaker's Blues (Helen Gross); Memphis Bound (Viola McCoy); Don't Advertise Your Man (Rosa Henderson); Broken Busted Blues (Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake); Loud Speakin' Papa (Elsie Clark) Everybody Stomp! (Bud Lincoln & His Orchestra; I've Found A New Baby (Georgia Melodians); Since My Best Girl Turned Me Down (Winegar's Penn Boys); Come On Home (Clarence Williams); Wang Wang Blues (Mal Hallett & His Orchestra).

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John Mayall (selected by): Picking the Blues: Pioneers of Boogie Woogie

Read "Picking the Blues: Pioneers of Boogie Woogie" reviewed by Robert R. Calder


Veteran English blues performer John Mayall's “reminiscences" here aren't “of great blues figures" but of encounters, often via recordings, of the very best barrelhouse, blues and boogie woogie piano music. Barrelhouse piano combined various different proportions of blues, ragtime and dance rhythms in the hands of technically unorthodox players. Jelly Roll Morton spoke ...

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Various Artists: Jazz and Blues on Edison, Volume 1

Read "Jazz and Blues on Edison, Volume 1" reviewed by Robert R. Calder


In some part a sampling of 1920s American popular music--sublime, quaint, occasionally ridiculous, livelier than mass market roaring Twenties pastiches--this set of unissued recordings from a quality label abandoned seventy years back includes one big footnote to jazz scholarship. That footnote's not in the stock 1920 (Vincent) Lopez performance of ragtime with military band echoes, or ...

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Rockin' and Rollin' (Volume 1; 1948-49)

Label: Document Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Roberta Blues; Freedom Train Blues; Ground Hog Blues; Bad Whiskey Bad Women; Gone With The Wind (She's Gone); No Money, No Love; Talkin' Boogie; Milford Blues; Cairo Blues; Evil Blues; Gambling Blues; Homeless Blues; Ticket Agent Blues; True Love Blues; Evening Blues; Spending Money Blues; Tough Luck Blues; Peace Breaking People; Rockin' And Rollin'; Two Timin' Woman; Rocky Road; Disgusted; Travelin' Alone.

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Lil' Son Jackson: Rockin' and Rollin' (Volume 1; 1948-49)

Read "Rockin' and Rollin'  (Volume 1; 1948-49)" reviewed by Robert R. Calder


Instant nostalgia for veteran blues fans: the opening track here, “Roberta," the first ever recording by Melvin “Lil' Son" Jackson, came out on a pioneering anthology of mostly pre-war blues some forty years back. Few blues records, new or otherwise, had then been available very far from the blues' native home and birthplace. ...

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Jim Jackson Vol.I

Label: Document Records
Released: 2005

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Backwood Blues

Label: Document Records
Released: 2005


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