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Country Blues, the essential DOUBLE CD
Drawing from the Document Catalogue, this double CD set represents some of the many wonderful Country Blues recordings, in particular with the accompaniment of guitars and harmonicas, which came from the halcyon days when Country Blues musicians could be heard playing on the streets, at parties, dances and in juke joints, or on the porches of sharecropper's shacks.

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Henry Thomas Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order 1927-1929

DOCD-5665 Henry Thomas 'Ragtime Texas'

Complete Recordings (1927-1929) Henry Thomas, vocal, guitar, quills.
Genres: Country Blues, Songster, Texas Country Blues.

Informative booklet notes by Ken Romanowski.
Detailed discography.

There is something ineluctably joyous about the music of Henry Thomas - an exuberance, an ebullience that is utterly infectious and captivating. The music is archetypically American, figuratively capturing the perpetual motion of a hobo Texas songster and offering a panorama of vernacular song from the 1870s to the late 1920s. Among the twenty-three recordings he left for posterity are religious songs, ballads, reels, blues, and "rags". Continued...

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