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Blind Boy Fuller Vol 1: 23rd Spetmber 1935 to 29th April 1936


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Blind Boy Fuller

    TRACK LIST

Blind Boy Fuller
01 - Baby, I don`t have to worry
02 - I`m a rattlesnakin` daddy
03 - I`m climbin` on top of the hill
04 - Ain`t it a crying shame?
05 - Looking for my woman
06 - Rag, mama, rag (take 1)
07 - Rag, mama, rag (take 2)
08 - Baby, you gotta change your mind
09 - Evil hearted woman
10 - My brownskin sugar plum
11 - Somebody`s been playing with that thing
12 - Log cabin blues (take 1)
13 - Log cabin blues (take 2)
14 - Homesick and lonesome blues
15 - Walking my troubles away (take 1)
16 - Walking my troubles away (take 2)
17 - Black and tan
18 - Keep away from my woman (take 1)
19 - Keep away from my woman (take 2)
20 - Babe you got to do better
21 - Big bed blues
22 - Truckin` my blues away
23 - (I got a woman crazy for me) She`s funny that way
24 - Cat man blues (take 1)

Blind Boy Fuller, vocal, guitar.
 
With contributions by, Blind Gary Davis, guitar; Bull City Red, washboard.
 
Genres: Country blues, Piedmont blues, Country blues guitar, ragtime guitar.
Informative booklet notes by Ken Romanowski.
Detailed discography.

Review by John Morthland

Along with Blind Willie McTell, Fuller is the most compelling of the Piedmont bluesmen, an intricate guitarist and robust singer with a large and varied repertoire; he was also one of the last commercially potent country bluesmen. The North Carolina street singer was best known for nimble, acrobatic rags: Step It Up and Go and Trucking My Blues are the most enduring, though Rag, Mama, Rag (with Rev. Gary Davis), Piccolo Rag and Big Leg Woman Gets My Pay are nearly as strong. Davis was also devastating on slow blues like Keep Away From My Woman and My Brownskin Sugar Plum, and virtuoso slide workouts like Homesick and Lonesome Blues. entendres like What's That Smells Like Fish and suitably pious on gospel material like Davis' Twelve Gates to the City.

He may have been a synthesizer rather than innovator, but hey, so was Robert Johnson. In the case of both men, nobody did it better.

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