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The Best There Ever Was
The Legendary Early Blues Performers
Classic Recordings From the 1920s & 30s

Yazoo 3002; Ordering Information

This collection is a best of the best of the best, featuring 20 all-time greatest early rural blues performers, each doing on of their best performances. This is the ultimate one desert-island CD of American blues roots.
1. GARFIELD AKERS,
Dough Roller Blues

2. TOMMY JOHNSON,
Big Road Blues

3. SON HOUSE,
My Black Mamma - Part 1

4. MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT,
Ain't No Tellin
5. SKIP JAMES,
Cypress Grove
6. BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON,
I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
7. BLIND WILLIE MCTELL,
Mama, Tain't Long Fo' Day
8. JAYDEE SHORT,
Barefoot Blues
9. ROBERT WILKINS,
I'll Go With Her Blues
10. ED BELL,
Squabblin Blues
11. CHARLIE PATTON,
It Won't Be Long
12. FRANK STOKES,
What's The Matter Blues

13. GEESHIE WILEY,
Last Kind Word Blues
14. WILLIAMS HARRIS,
Bullfrog Blues
15. BLIND BLAKE,
You Gonna Quit Me Blues
16. KING SOLOMON HILL,
The Gone Dead Train
17. MEMPHIS MINNIE,
Outdoor Blues
18. BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON,
Prison Cell Blues
19. SAM COLLINS,
Graveyard Digger's Blues
20. FURRY LEWIS,
Big Chief Blues
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