Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

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Document Records
Blind Teddy Darby 1929 - 1937

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Blind Teddy Darby

01 - Lose your mind Listen
02 - My Laona blues Listen
03 - Lawdy lawdy worried blues Listen
04 - What am I to do? Listen
05 - Deceiving blues Listen
06 - Built right on the ground Listen
07 - She thinks she`s slick Listen
08 - Low mellow Listen
09 - Don`t like the way you do Listen
10 - She ain`t no girl of mine Listen
11 - Bought a bottle of gin Listen
12 - Pitty-pat blues Listen
13 - Meat and bread blues (relief blues) Listen
14 - I`m gonna wreck your Vee Eight - part 1 Listen
15 - I`m gonna wreck your Vee Eight - part 2 Listen
16 - Pokino blues Listen
17 - Spike driver Listen
18 - The girl I left behind Listen
19 - Heart trouble blues Listen
20 - Bootleggin` ain`t good no more Listen

With the exception of two songs that have not been found, the complete recordings of singer/guitarist Blind Teddy Darby are on this CD. An expressive if not overly memorable singer, Darby appeared on 20 selections recorded at five sessions (one apiece for Paramount, Victor, Bluebird, Vocalion, and Decca) that took place two years apart from each other. The instrumentation and personnel changed from session to session, ranging from unaccompanied performances by Darby to a jam on What Am I to Do that includes cornetist Baby Jay, trombonist Ike Rodgers, and pianist Roosevelt Sykes.

This CD gives collectors a chance to very easily have the lifework of an obscure but worthy blues performer. - Scott Yanow

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