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Mississippi Blues Vol 1 1928 - 1937
DOCD-5157 Mississippi Blues Vol. 1 (1928-1937) Uncle Bud Walker, vocal guitar. “Big Road” Webster Taylor, vocal, guitar. Mattie Delaney, vocal, guitar. Louise Johnson, vocal, piano Mississippi Bracy (Caldwell Bracey), vocal, guitar. Geechie Wiley, vocal, guitar & Elvie Thomas, vocal, guitar. The Mississippi Moaner (Isaiah Nettles), vocal, guitar. Mose Andrews, vocal guitar. Genres: Mississippi Country Blues, Country Blues Guitar, Country Blues Piano. Country Blues Guitar Informative Notes by John Henry Vanco. Detailed discography. This collection brings together the complete recordings of a handful of obscure musicians associated with the Mississippi Delta. . . through their musical style, biographical information, or both. The music on this disc shows that African-American men, typically thought of as solely responsible for the Delta tradition, were only one - albeit vital - piece of the puzzle. The contributions of individuals on the periphery of blues, specifically women, and to a lesser degree, whites, have been largely ignored. There is little or nothing known for certain about most of the artists here. Perhaps it is these mysterious figures who best fit into the shadowy Delta mythology. Continued...

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