Great Blues Guitarists: String Dazzlers
by Various Artists
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sku: SSP 23734
- by Various Artists ~ The Great Blues Men ~ $16.18
- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Hot Fingers - Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang
- 2.Handful of Riffs, A - Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang
- 3.Work Ox Blues - Alger "Texas" Alexander
- 4.I'm Busy and You Can't Come In - Sylvester Weaver
- 5.Georgia Rag - Blind Willie McTell
- 6.Warm It up to Me - Blind Willie McTell
- 7.Untitled (Prev. Unissued) - Sylvester Weaver
- 8.Untitled (Previously Unissued) - Sylvester Weaver / Walter Beasley
- 9.When the War Was On - Blind Willie Johnson
- 10.It's Nobody's Fault But Mine - Blind Willie Johnson
- 11.How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- 12.Getting Older Every Day (Previously Unissued) - Big Bill Broonzy
- 13.Guitar Swing (Previously Unissued) - Casey Bill Weldon
- 14.Bull Frog Moan - Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang
- 15.Black Snake Moan - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- 16.Little Brother Blues - Joshua White
- 17.Prodigal Son - Joshua White
- 18.Denver Blues - Tampa Red
- 19.Away Down in the Alley Blues - Lonnie Johnson
- 20.I Love You, Mary Lou (Previously Unissued) - Lonnie Johnson
Part of Columbia's Roots N' Blues series.
Ten excellent blues guitarists are heard on 20 selections dating from 1924-40 on this enjoyable CD reissue from the Columbia/ Legacy series. Included are Sylvester Weaver (the first blues guitarist to record an unaccompanied solo), the team of Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang (who are heard on a pair of duets and with singer Texas Alexander), the influential Big Bill Broonzy (superb on "How You Want It Done?"), the always passionate Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Casey Bill Weldon, Blind Lemon Jefferson ("Black Snake Moan"), Joshua White and Tampa Red. Three previously unheard selections are included on this fine overview but completists will probably prefer to skip over the set in favor of the more comprehensive Document CD's. ~ Scott Yanow
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