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Author Topic: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues  (Read 24550 times)

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Offline dunplaying

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #75 on: July 23, 2014, 10:33:17 AM »
King Solomon Hill - Whoopee Blues
Carl Martin - Joe Louis Blues
Robert Wilkins - Rolling Stone
Kid Bailey - Rowdy Blues
Rev E W Clayborn - Your Enemy Cannot Harm You
Barbecue Bob - Atlanta Moan
Son House - Death Letter Blues
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can
Bukka White - Special Streamline
Blind Boy Fuller - Keep On Truckin' Mama

« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 06:52:09 AM by dunplaying »

Offline Forgetful Jones

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2018, 08:21:07 AM »
Stumbled on this old thread. After 6 pages of replies there are so many great tunes already suggested, but here are a handful that I don't believe were on the list. They are essential to me:

1) Robert Wilkins - I'll Go with Her
2) Sleepy John Estes - Special Agent
3) Blind Willie McTell - Scarey Day Blues
4) Kokomo Arnold - The Twelves (Dirty Dozens) & Paddlin' Madeline
5) Joe Callicott - Fare Thee Well
6) Peg Leg Howell - Turtle Dove
7) Willie Reed - Dreaming Blues
8) Otto Virgial - Little Girl in Rome
9) Mance Lipscomb - Freddie
10) Fred McDowell - Kokomo
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 06:38:15 AM by Forgetful Jones »