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Georgia Blues 1928 - 1933

Featuring recordings by;

Curley Weaver, vocal guitar.

Eddie Mapp, harmonica.

Guy Lumpkin, guitar.

Slim Barton, guitar.

Clarence Moore, vocal

Fred McMullen, vocal guitar.

Ruth Willis, vocal.

With contributions by Buddy Moss, guitar.


Genres; Atlanta, Georgia Blues, Country Blues, Blues guitar, Blues harmonica, bottleneck-slide guitar.


Informative booklet notes by Keith Briggs.

Includes detailed discography.


Six assorted sides by Curley Weaver, plus one with Clarence Moore; the only pairing by Eddie Mapp & Guy Lumpkin; the six sides by Slim Barton & Eddie Mapp, plus one with James Moore; the Mapp-Moore-Lumpkin; and the five sides by Fred McMullen, plus the two where he accompanied Ruth Willis. The net result is a splendid anthology of Georgia blues, superbly evoking the Atlanta of the late 1920s and early '30s. These, of course were the days when giants like Willie McTell walked the earth, but a local music scene is always as much about the minor figures, and shadowy though the Mapps, Lumpkins and McMullen's are, they are vital components in the construction as a whole. Continued...


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