Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Document Records
Blind Blake Vol 2 1927 - 1928


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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Blind Blake
Daniel Brown
Bertha Henderson

    TRACK LIST

Blind Blake
01 - You gonna quit me blues Listen
02 - Steel mill blues Listen
03 - Southern rag Listen
04 - He`s in the jailhouse now Listen
05 - Wabash rag Listen
06 - Doggin` me mama blues Listen
07 - C.C. pill blues Listen
08 - Hot potatoes Listen
09 - Southbound rag Listen

Elzadie Robinson
10 - Pay day daddy blues (20528) Listen
11 - Elzadie`s policy blues (20534) Listen

Blind Blake
12 - Goodbye mama moan Listen
13 - Tootie blues Listen
14 - That lovin` I crave Listen

Bertha Henderson
15 - That lonesome rave Listen
16 - Terrible murder blues Listen
17 - Leavin` gal blues Listen

Blind Blake
18 - No dough blues Listen

Bertha Henderson
19 - Lead hearted blues Listen
20 - Let your love come down Listen

Blind Blake
21 - Rumblin` and ramblin` boa constrictor blues Listen
22 - Bootleg rum dum blues Listen
23 - Detroit bound blues Listen

Daniel Brown
24 - Beulah land Listen

Blind Blake
25 - Panther squall blues Listen

Blind Blake Vol 2 (October 1927 to May 1928)
 
Blind Blake, vocal, guitar, piano, possibly harmonica, whistle.
 
With contributions by: Gus Cannon, banjo; Johnny Dodds, clarinet; Jimmy Bertrand, slide whistle, xylophone; Elzadie Robinson, vocal; Bertha Henderson, vocal; Tiny Parham, piano, Daniel Brown, vocal; And others…
 
Genres: Ragtime Guitar, Country Blues Guitar.
Informative booklet notes by Alan Balfour.
Detailed discography.
 
It is Blake’s guitar playing abilities though that gives him his place in the development of a style that commentators now classify as “ragtime guitar”. A dazzling display of this technique can be heard on Southern Rag, a number which hints at his background and perhaps his influences. Accompanying himself with a series of chord changes and alternating thumbed bases he begins a spoken commentary which suddenly moves into the vernacular of the Gullah and Geechie peoples of the Georgia Sea Island, underpinned by a demonstration of an African rhythm on his guitar (“I’m goin’ to give you some music they call the Geechie music now”), finally lapsing back into his usual speech patterns.
Blake’s repertoire also extended to popular black medicine and minstrel show material as in He’s In The Jailhouse Now. In this recording he uses the song to make oblique reference to the exploitation of black political representation by carpet-bagging politicians. Some months later, probably in April 1928 Blake recorded with
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