Blind Lemon Jefferson

Dry Southern Blues: 1925-29 Recordings (600918)

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Dry Southern Blues: 1925-29 Recordings

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Soul Jam

8436559465809

SOU 155147

600918

BLUES

2

CD 12,39 €

2-CD SET

Blind Lemon Jefferson is one of the most important figures in country-blues history. With his mixture of blues and spirituals delivered in a thin, piercing voice, he had an undeniable impact on American popular music. Jefferson was to Texas blues what Charley Patton was to Mississippi blues. His performances had a direct influence on such legendary Texas musicians as Lead Belly, T-Bone Walker, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Jefferson made many recordings during his brief life. This 2-CD set includes his finest tunes, consisting of 50 newly restored solo recordings, waxed by the Paramount label between 1925 and 1929, and originally released as 10” 78-rpm discs. All of these poignant tracks would form the basis of Jefferson’s enduring legacy and secure his role as one of the legends of that classic era. This is acoustic country-blues of the highest order, full of emotion and heartfelt commitment.

BLIND LEMON JEFFERSON, vocals and guitar
Recorded in Chicago, Atlanta, and Richmond, between December 1925
and September 1929.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1 TOTAL TIME: 72:54 Min.
01. MATCH BOX BLUES
02. RAMBLER BLUES
03. DRY SOUTHERN BLUES
04. BLACK HORSE BLUES
05. I WANT TO BE LIKE JESUS IN MY HEART
06. ALL I WANT IS THAT PURE RELIGION
07. LONG LONESOME BLUES
08. GOT THE BLUES
09. BOOSTER BLUES
10. JACK O’ DIAMOND BLUES
11. CHOCK HOUSE BLUES
12. BEGGIN’ BACK
13. CORINNA BLUES
14. WARTIME BLUES
15. SHUCKIN’ SUGAR BLUES
16. BOOGER ROOGER BLUES
17. RABBIT FOOT BLUES
18. BAD LUCK BLUES
19. BLACK SNAKE MOAN
20. EASY RIDER BLUES
21. TEDDY BEAR BLUES
22. HOT DOGS
23. HE AROSE FROM THE DEAD
24. SUNSHINE SPECIAL
25. GONE DEAD ON YOU BLUES

CD 2 TOTAL TIME: 73:59 Min.
01. SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN
02. ‘LECTRIC CHAIR BLUES
03. BLIND LEMON’S PENITENTIARY BLUES
04. MEAN JUMPER BLUES
05. ONE DIME BLUES
06. LONESOME HOUSE BLUES
07. PRISON CELL BLUES
08. LEMON’S CANNON BALL MOAN
09. LOCK STEP BLUES
10. HANGMAN’S BLUES
11. CHRISTMAS EVE BLUES
12. HAPPY NEW YEAR BLUES
13. D.B. BLUES
14. DYNAMITE BLUES
15. OIL WELL BLUES
16. TIN CUP BLUES
17. BIG NIGHT BLUES
18. PEACH ORCHARD MAMA
19. MOSQUITO MOAN
20. SOUTHERN WOMAN BLUES
21. BAKERSHOP BLUES
22. PNEUMONIA BLUES
23. LONG DISTANCE MOAN
24. THAT CRAWLIN’ BABY BLUES
25. BOOTIN’ ME ‘BOUT