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Back To The Crossroads
The Roots of Robert Johnson

Yazoo 2070; Ordering Information

Here are the great musicians and singers that inspired Robert Johnson's legendary performances. These are the sources of both his powerful performing style and his compositional vision. This CD is a companion to the book "Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues" (Amistad/HarperCollins 2004)
1. PEETIE WHEATSTRAW,
Police Station Blues (1932)

2. KOKOMO ARNOLD,
Old Original Kokomo Blues (1934)

3. BUMBLE BEE SLIM,
Cruel Hearted Woman (1934)

4. HAMBONE WILLIE NEWBERN,
Roll and Tumble Blues (1929)
5. LONNIE JOHNSON,
Life Saver Blues (1927)
6. MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS,
Sitting on Top of the World (1930)
7. MISSISSIPPI JOOK BAND,
Hittin' the Bottle Stomp (1936)
8. SKIP JAMES,
Devil Got My Woman (1931)
9. SON HOUSE,
My Black Mama, Pt. 1 (1930)
10. BLIND BLAKE,
Georgia Bound (1929)
11. LEROY CARR,
When the Sun Goes Down (1935)
12. KOKOMO ARNOLD,
Sissy Man Blues (1935)
13. REV. E.W. CLAYBORN,
Your Enemy Cannot Harm You (1926)
14. JOHNNY TEMPLE,
Lead Pencil Blues (1935)
15. SKIP JAMES,
22-20 Blues (1931)
16. BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON,
Dry Southern Blues (1926)
17. SCRAPPER BLACKWELL,
Kokomo Blues (1928)
18. TAMPA RED,
Things 'Bout Coming My Way (1931)
19. PEETIE WHEATSTRAW,
King of Spades (1935)
20. HARLEM HAMFATS,
Oh Red (1936)
21. CHARLEY PATTON,
You're Gonna Need Somebody When You Die
22. KOKOMO ARNOLD,
Milk Cow Blues (1934)
23. SON HOUSE,
Preachin' the Blues (1930)
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