Barbecue Bob The Complete Recorded Works, Volume 3: 1929-1930
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- Released: June 3, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Document
- 1.She Moves It Just Right
- 2.Tellin' It To You
- 3.Yo Yo Blues (No. 2)
- 4.She Shook Her Gin
- 5.We Sure Got Hard Times
- 6.Twistin' That Stuff
- 7.Monkey And The Baboon
- 8.Spider & The Fly
- 9.Darktown Gamblin' Part 1 (The Crap Game)
- 10.Darktown Gamblin' Part 2 (The Skin Game)
- 11.Jambooger Blues
- 12.It Just Won't Quit
- 13.Atlanta Moan
- 14.New Mojo Blues
- 15.Doin' The Scraunch
- 16.I'm On My Way Down Home
- 18.She Looks So Good
- 19.She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day
Contains 19 tracks, 2 of which are previously unreleased.
Personnel: Barbecue Bob (vocals, guitar); Curley Weaver, Charlie (Lincoln) Hicks , Robert Hicks (vocals, guitar); Charley Lincoln (vocals); Buddy Moss (harmonica).
Recording information: Atlanta, GA (11/06/1929-12/08/1930).
Ensemble: Georgia Cotton Pickers.
"Barbecue Bob"'s final recordings are on this third of three discs. Bob (whose name was actually Robert Hicks) died on October 21, 1931, at the age of just 29 from pneumonia. Since his last solo records were made during November 6, 1929, and April 17-December 5, 1930, there is no decline heard in his singing or playing. Barbecue Bob is heard on 13 unaccompanied numbers (including "She Move It Just Right," "Yo Yo Blues No. 2," "We Sure Got Hard Times," and "Atlanta Moan") and interacting with his brother Charlie Lincoln on the amusing two-part "Darktown Gamblin'." Barbecue Bob's final four recordings were made as part of the Georgia Cotton Pickers on December 7-8, 1930, a trio with guitarist/singer Curly Weaver and Buddy Moss on harmonica. Recommended, as are all three volumes of this valuable series. ~ Scott Yanow
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