Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Document Records
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe Vol 3 1931 - 1932

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'Kansas Joe' McCoy
Memphis Minnie


Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe
01 - I don`t want that junk outa you
02 - Crazy cryin` blues
03 - Tricks ain`t walking no more
04 - Don`t bother it
05 - Today today blues
06 - Lay my money down (if you run around)
07 - Hard down lie
08 - Somebody`s got to help you
09 - Pickin` the blues
10 - Let`s go to town
11 - Soo cow soo
12 - After while blues
13 - Fishin` blues
14 - Jailhouse trouble blues
15 - Outdoor blues
16 - Where is my good man?
17 - You stole my cake
18 - Kind treatment blues
19 - You know you done me wrong
20 - Joliet bound
21 - Stranger`s blues
22 - Socket blues

Memphis Minnie, vocal, guitar, bottleneck-slide guitar, Kansas Koe McCoy, vocal, guitar, mandolin.
Genres: Memphis Country Blues, Country Blues Guitar, Country Blues Mandolin.
Informative booklet notes by Alan Balfour.
Detailed discography.
From this album’s booklet notes:
At the dawn of 1931 sales of race records were in sharp decline. Companies who six months previously had pressed in the region of 2,000 copies per record had cut that almost by half. Industry figures of the time showed that race records only accounted for about one percent of total sales, a very significant drop from the previous year. It was in this climate, and the period covered by this compilation, that Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe continued to record. A measure of the seriousness of the situation as it affected them can probably be gauged by their output; barely thirty titles recorded, at least half a dozen of which never saw release. Despite all this the quality of their recordings didn't appear to suffer and, if anything, seemed to draw from Minnie a renewed sense of personal intensity both in lyric and playing.
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