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Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe Vol 3 1931 - 1932

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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Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe Vol 4 1933 - 1934

Memphis Minnie, vocal, guitar; Kansas Joe McCoy, vocal, guitar.
 
With contributions by: Charlie McCoy, guitar; and others…
 
Genres: Memphis Country Blues. Country Blues Guitar.
Informative booklet notes by Alan Balfour.
Detailed discography.
 
From this album's booklet notes:
After a gap of almost two years Memphis Minnie returned to the studio in November 1933 but this time it was as a solo artist. The session only produced four numbers of which two were commercially released. My Butcher Man, a double-entendre employing some nice 'meat cutting' imagery ("slice my pork chop, grind my sausage too" etc) and culminating in the vivid, "if anybody ask you "butcher man where you bin?", show them that long bladed knife, tell 'em you've bin butchering out in that slaughter pen" was coupled with the outstanding, Too Late, a blues that in structure and attack owed more to Mississippi than Memphis or Chicago, the superb guitar accompaniment so reminiscent of Mattie Delaney. Continued...



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Too Late Too Late Blues 1926 - 1944
DOCD-5150 Too Late Too Late Blues 1926 - 1944 Alternative takes and rare, late, discoveries. Various. The first Document CD appeared in 1990 with DOCD-5001 “Tommy Johnson”. Three years and 150 releases later the first volume of the “Too Late, Too Late” albums appeared. The unprecedented unleashing of such a fast growing bulk of blues and gospel recordings in such a “completist” fashion inspired both fans of the music and collectors alike. Once that the great river of releases had been flowing for a while collectors began to think again about what might be hidden in the corners of their collections or had until then been regarded of no real significance. In addition there were recent and continue to be, rare finds. A Big Bill Broonzy 78 had just recently been found, having been picked up in a lot that was saved from the street where it had been left for disposal. Then there was the box of Paramount tests that had been found several years ago which were made available. Collectors also began to revisit their records with more attention being paid to the recordings themselves and on many occasions found that takes that appeared on their records were not the takes that had thus far been re-issued.



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Too Late Too Late Vol 3 1927 - 1960's



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If You Take Me Back - Document Shortcuts Volume 2. Blues Sampler
Following hot on the heals of the great success of Shortcuts Volume 1, Document are proud to present the double whammy release of Shortcuts Volume 2 and Shortcuts Volume 3.



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