"WELCOME TO DOCUMENT RECORDS"
We are excited to present our latest release: DOCD-32-20-21
Blues, Blues, Christmas Vol. 4: 1925 – 1962.
Genres: American: Blues, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Doo-Wop, Calypso, Rockabilly, Old Timey, Western Swing.
You see before you the fourth double CD set of Blues, Blues Christmas, as we once gain dive deep into the well of Christmas music to gather some holiday gems from decades past. We've gotten progressively more ambitious in our selections, jumping between genres that include blues, gospel, jazz, rock, doo-wop and calypso recorded between the 1920's through the 1960's, many songs which have not been anthologized before. Armed with all four volumes the hours of music will be more than enough to fuel your next holiday bash.
You can buy them individually or in our budget Christmas Bundle (right)
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With never-before-seen-photos of Roosevelt Sykes, Willie Lofton & Son Bonds!
Featuring 24 classic Pre-War Blues songs from such artists as:
Memphis Minnie, Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Tommy Johnson,
Roosevelt Sykes, Garfield Akers, Willie Lofton, Gus Cannon and more!!
Deck the halls with boughs of holly and some stunning Blues Posters
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Beale Street Sheiks
18" x 24"
Dope Head Blues
18" x 24"
Dead Drunk Blues
Down the Dirt Road Blues
This Old World
Blind Willie Johnson
Crying Sam Collins
This ever popular series spotlights the many masters of the early Country Music genre known to many as Old Timey music.
The Georgia Yellow Hammers Volumes 3 & 4
Bill Chitwood and Bud Landress, with their friends Phil Reeve, Ernest Moody and Clyde Evans, and associates such as Andrew and Jim Baxter, the Harper brothers, Gus Boaz, Lawrence Neal and others, would represent and promote the musical culture of their region for most of a decade.
Thanks to them, Gordon County, Georgia, has come to be held in high regard by lovers of old-time Southern music.
Today we can see it as a prism, its facets reflecting the different forms of Southern music: old-time fiddling, quartet singing, stringband ensembles, rustic comedy, yodelling, blues.
Various Artists. Charley Hill, Roosevelt Antrim, Sonny Jones, Dan Pickett and Doug Quattlebaum
Informative booklet note by Bob Groom.
Genres: Accoustic, Country Blues, Guitar. Bottleneck-Slide Guitar. Ragtime Guitar
Papa Charlie Done Sung That Song: Now on Document Records:
Background: As an admirer and performer of Papa Charlie's music, Chapel Hill-based Cary Moskovitz has gathered together a group of wonderful musicians to help make a tribute CD, and he's lined up an excellent recording studio and engineer. As he has been working on putting this project together, he has found a couple of other admirers of Papa Charlie. Gary Atkinson, who runs Document Records is one of them and Moskovitz has worked out a deal with him to put out this recording on Document. They have agreed to make it a two-disc set-one disc with the tribute recordings and a second disc with the Papa Charlie originals, which Document will remaster to improve the sound quality.
Celebrating the Music of Papa Charlie Jackson
The 2-CD set, featuring Adam Tanner and Jen Maurer with guests Dom Flemons and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, includes new interpretations of 15 Papa Charlie songs (Disc 1) plus the remastered originals (Disc 2).
This is a milestone project for Document Records and for aficionados of traditional blues and related music of the early 20th century. For Document, it is exceptional in containing material by living musicians, a rarity for the label. For music lovers, it contains both the first-ever recorded tribute to Papa Charlie Jackson (Disc 1) and the first selected compilation of Papa Charlie’s music since vinyl (Disc 2). Charlie Jackson is a pivotal figure in American music history.
Historians credit Jackson with being the first famous male blues singer, the first famous self-accompanied blues artist, and the first blues musician to record primarily original material. Jackson cut his first sides in 1924 and by the late 20’s was one of Paramount Records’ biggest stars. His unusual virtuosity on 6-string banjo also put him in demanded as an accompanist for major early blues singers such as Ma Rainey and Lucille Bogan. On the banjo-driven tribute disc, Cary Moskovitz, Jen Maurer, and Adam Tanner are joined by guests Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and up-and-coming early blues master Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton—along with a host of others. The five singer-musicians are accompanied by an exceptionally wide variety of instrument combinations include tenor and 6-string banjos, fiddle, guitar, piano, bass, tuba, harmonica, clarinet, trumpet, bass clarinet, accordion, trombone, euphonium, tenor guitar, and kazoo.
In addition to the two discs, the 16-page booklet contains a musical biography of Jackson written by Jas Obrect, former editor of Guitar Player magazine and author of books such as Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music and Rollin’ & Tumblin’: The Postwar Blues Guitarists.
Blues Blues Christmas Vol. 4 1925-1962
The Blues Revival Volume 1 (1963-1969)
I'm Pretty Good At It - Country Blues Guitar (1928-1953)
We're Sisters Under The Skin
Papa Charlie Done Sung That Song - Celebrating The music Of Charlie Jackson
Narmour and Smith Vol.1 Complete Recorded Works (1928-1930)
Narmour & Smith Vol.2 Complete Recorded Works (1930-1934)
The Georgia Yellow Hammers and Associates Vol. 1 1924 - March 1927 - Fourth of July At A County Fair
The Georgia Yellow Hammers and Assoc. Vol. 2 - Bill Wishes He Was Single Again
We have a limited Stock of Vinyl - First Come First Served...
All these titles at £2.49 plus tax and shipping until 05 December
The Complete Jazz Perspective Series
Vintage recordings from some of the historic masters of Jazz including Bunk Johnson, Clifford Hayes, Teddy Bunn, Johnny Dunn, Porter Grainger and many more...
All at £2.49
The Complete Document 1000 Series
Some of the greatest names in Vintage Jazz, Boogie-woogie and Blues, including, Pete Johnson, Jimmy Yancey, Albert Ammons, Alberta Hunter, Kid Ory, Leadbelly and many more...
All at £2.49
Individual tracks, or entire albums, from the Document Records catalogue can be downloaded from the comfort of your home or office from Emusic. Click here
For less than the price of most CDs on the market Document presents The Catalogue.
One hundred and fifty pages, many printed in full colour.
Over eight hundred and eighty titles.
Over twenty thousand tracks.
Over two thousand three hundred main artists indexed alphabetically.
Click here for more details for the catalogue that's a collectors item itself!.
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when she's going to get it...
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