Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Troubled Hearted Blues - Vintage Guitar Blues (1927 - 1944)

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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Julius Daniels
Willie Baker
Mattie Delaney
Lottie Kimbrough
Robert Wilkins
Tom Dickson
Willie Reed
Ramblin' Thomas
Robert Lockwood
Ishman Bracey
Otto Virgial
Mae Glover (as Bessie Jones)
George Torey
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Blind Joe (Willie) Reynolds
Gabriel Brown
Bukka White
Sylvester Weaver

    TRACK LIST

Julius Daniels
01 - Ninety nine year blues (Take 2) Listen

Willie Baker
02 - Weak minded woman Listen

Mattie Delaney
03 - Tallahatchie River blues Listen

Pillie Bolling
04 - Brown skin woman Listen

Lottie Kimbrough
05 - Rolling log blues Listen

Robert Wilkins
06 - Get away blues Listen

Tom Dickson
07 - Death bell blues Listen

Julius Daniels
08 - Richmond blues - Take 1 Listen

Willie Reed
09 - Dreaming blues Listen

Ramblin' Thomas
10 - Ground hog blues No. 2 Listen

Robert Lockwood
11 - Black spider blues Listen
12 - Little boy blues Listen

Ishman Bracey
13 - Trouble hearted blues Listen

Otto Virgial
14 - Little girl in Rome Listen

Mae Glover (as Bessie Jones)
15 - I ain't givin' nobody none Listen

George Torey
16 - Married woman blues Listen

Blind Lemon Jefferson
17 - Rambler blues Listen

Blind Joe (Willie) Reynolds
18 - Cold woman blues Listen
19 - Ninety nine blues Listen

Memphis Minnie
20 - Drunken barrel house blues Listen

Gabriel Brown
21 - I'm gonna take it easy Listen

Bukka White
22 - Special stream line Listen

Tom Dickson
23 - Labour blues Listen

Sylvester Weaver
24 - Rock pile blues Listen

Blues recordings began in 1920 with Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues”. For the next three years blues records would invariable follow the formula of having a female vocalist backed with a jazz band and became known as the “Classic Blues”. Then came along Sylvester Weaver who, it has been said, became the first “Guitar Hero”, a male blues singer, recorded playing his own guitar. It would be another three years before the first major commercial success would be experienced by another blues guitarist, the great Blind Lemon Jefferson from Texas. This collection brings together real blues; blues about being unhappy, dissatisfied or grief-ridden and, if possible, dealing with it. You won't find 'It's Tight Like That' or 'Who Pumped The Wind In My Doughnut' on this set - just front rank 'deep' blues on which each of the singers is predominantly supported by a guitar, played by either themselves or another, as an integral and essential part of the performance. The result is that blending of lyrical intensity and sympathetic instrumental work that is the soul of the blues.

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