Down Home Blues: New York, Cincinnati & The North Eastern States: Tough Enough

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Title:
Down Home Blues: New York, Cincinnati & The North Eastern States: Tough Enough
Release Date:
21st Sep 2018
Catalogue No:
WNRCD5104
Barcode:
5018755510410
Format:
4CD
Price: £39.99
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Down Home Blues: New York, Cincinnati & The North Eastern States: Tough Enough

•    The definitive collection of blues music from New York City and the north-eastern region from the early 1940s to the early 1960s

•    The third box set in Wienerworld’s Down Home Blues series that explores the unique regions of the black American blues scene

•    Features 37 artists, many of whom were influential in developing the down home blues scene, including Brownie McGhee, Big Chief Ellis, Alonzo Scales, Cousin Leroy and others

•    A four CD set, packaged in a deluxe digipak with an outer slip case, featuring 110 rare tracks, all digitally remastered, some of which have never been reissued since their original release

•    Includes an 80 page book on the origins of the music and the blues scene in this  region by eminent blues writer and scholar Chris Bentley, complete with essay, rare photos, tracklisting and full sessionography

The box set contains the down home blues of the territories of the North Eastern States that encompasses two important cities that certainly helped in the development and growth of this blues genre. Mainly from artists who were far more comfortable playing their music within the bars and out-of-town juke joints. The tough little venues that were quite different from the bigger rhythm and blues, jazz orchestrated venues that New York and Northeastern cities had established for those bigger sounds.

This is black American musicians, many with pre-war country blues roots which had evolved with an edge that didn’t have to come out of the Delta and migrate up to the Illinois or Michigan cites during and after the Second World War. Here, many hailed from Florida, Georgia, Alabama and The Carolinas. 110 performances from single solo artists who were lucky enough to get just one, sublime record release, up to the tight small combo groups of musicians whom all produced equally fine intense recordings.

Other titles in the series:
Volume One: Detroit Special (WNRCD5095) the definitive 3CD set from Detroit
Volume Two: Fine Boogie (WNRCD5100) the definitive 5CD set from Chicago


TRACKLISTING

CD 1
1. BIG CHIEF’S BLUES
Big Chief Ellis
2. I LOVE YOU BABY
Big Boy Ellis and His Rhythm
3. TAMPA BLUES
Skoodle-Dum-Doo And Sheffield
4. GAS RATION BLUES
Skoodle-Dum-Doo And Sheffield
5. HOLD THAT TRAIN
Gabriel Brown
6. I’LL BE SEEING YOU ONE OF THESE DAYS
Gabriel Brown
7. GONNA PITCH A BOOGIE
Bob Camp And His Buddies
8. READING BLUES
Bob Camp And His Buddies
9. BOA HOG BLUES
Irene Wiley
10. IRENE’S BOOGIE BLUES
Irene Wiley
11. POOR MAN’S BLUES
Big Chief Ellis
12. MR RADIO ANNOUNCER
Big Chief Ellis
13. FRED’S BOOGIE WOOGIE
Fred Dunn
14. BABY DON’T FEEL LOWDOWN
Fred Dunn
15. AWFUL SHAME
Hank Kilroy
16. BE BOP DADDY BLUES
Rosita (Chicken) Lockhart
17. MEAN MEAN WOMAN BLUES
Rosita (Chicken) Lockhart
18. SOMEBODY CHANGED THE LOCK *
Allen Bunn
19. YOU’RE A LITTLE TOO SLOW *
Allen Bunn
20. WRAP ME UP TIGHT
Gabriel Brown
21. I CAN’T LAST LONG
Gabriel Brown
22. HOW CAN I LOVE YOU
Brownie McGhee
23. MY BULLDOG BLUES
Brownie McGhee
24. TRUBLE BLUES [sic]
John Tinsley And Fred Holland
25. TELEPHONE BLUES
Sonny Terry
26. TELL ME, TELL ME *
Sonny Terry


CD 2
1. MY BABY DON’T ALLOW
Alonzo Scales
2. LET ME HOME BLUES
Alonzo Scales
3. THE GUY WITH A “45”
Allen Bunn and Trio
4. SHE’LL BE SORRY
Allen Bunn and Trio
5. LEAVING BLUES
Sunny Jones
6. DON’T WANT PRETTY WOMEN
Sunny Jones
7. BLACK HORSE BLUES
Sonny Terry
8. GOING DOWN SLOW
Sonny Terry
9. FOOLIN’ ME *
Doug Quattlebaum
10. DON’T BE FUNNY BABY*
-full version
Doug Quattlebaum
11. EMMALINE
Otis Hinton
12. WALKIN’ DOWN HILL
Otis Hinton
13. DISCOURAGED
Allen Bunn and Trio
14. I GOT YOU COVERED
Allen Bunn and Trio
15. PLAYBOY
Jimmy Newsome
16. I’M GONNA CHUNK YOU DOWN
Jimmy Newsome
17. SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH MY LOVING MACHINE
Robert Henry
18. MISS ANNA B
Robert Henry
19. EVIL MAN BLUES
Doctor Gaddy And His Orchestra
20. DOCTOR GADDY’S BLUES
Doctor Gaddy And His Orchestra
21. DO THAT THING
Jimmy Newsome
22. MY LITTLE CHILD
Jimmy Newsome
23. EARLY IN THE MORNING
Robert Henry
24. OLD BATTLE AX
Robert Henry
25. FISH TAIL BLUES
Square Walton
26. PEPPER HEAD WOMAN
Square Walton


CD 3
1. GOIN’ BACK HOME
Cousin Leroy
2. CATFISH
Cousin Leroy
3. SHARP HARP
Jack Dupree
4. HARD LUCK CHILD
Alonzo Scales
5. WE JUST CAN’T AGREE
Alonzo Scales
6. I GOT DRUNK
Lick, Slick And Slide
7. I LOVE MY BABY
Lick, Slick And Slide
8. AIN’T THAT LOVIN’ YOU, BABY
Eddie Riff with Orchestra
9. MY BABY’S GONE AWAY
Eddie Riff with Orchestra
10. MY BABY LIKES TO SHUFFLE
Alonzo Scales
11. SHE’S GONE
Alonzo Scales
12. PAPER LADY
Bob Gaddy
13. OUT OF MY NAME
Bob Gaddy
14. HIGHWAY 41
Cousin Leroy
15. WILL A MATCH BOX HOLD MY CLOTHES?
Cousin Leroy
16. YOU KNOW YOU DON’T WANT ME
Mojo Watson
17. ALL ALONE
Mojo Watson
18. I’M LONESOME
Cousin Leroy
19. UP THE RIVER
Cousin Leroy
20. DIRTY WOMEN
Jack Dupree
21. JUST LIKE A WOMAN
Jack Dupree
22. CROSSROADS
Cousin Leroy
23. WAITING AT THE STATION
Cousin Leroy
24. WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
Jesse And Buzzy
25. GOING BACK TO ORLEANS
Jesse And Buzzy
26. AW SHUCKS BABY
Little Red Walter
27. PICKING COTTON
Little Red Walters
28. THAT MINUTE THERE WITH YOU
Emright And Mattie
29. ONE OF THESE DAYS
Emright


CD 4
1. NOBODY’S FOOL
Kine Morgan
2. WE’RE GOIN’ OUT TO ROCK TONIGHT
Kine Morgan
3. DON’T LEAVE ME BABY
Little Boyd And The Blues Bees
4. HARMONICA ROCK
Little Boyd And The Blues Bees
5. EVER LOVIN’ BABY
Little Luther
6. CRYIN’ BLUES
Little Luther
7. LAURA
Guitar Nubbit
8. EVIL WOMAN BLUES
Guitar Nubbit
9. DRINKING BLUES - Part One
Little L. Boyd
10. DRINKING BLUES - Part Two
Little L. Boyd
11. SO JEALOUS
The Bees
12. TERROR
The Bees
13. TELL ME WHY
Morris Bailey And The Thomas Boys
14. CALENDAR HANGING ON THE WALL
Morris Bailey And The Thomas Boys
15. I’M A LITTLE MIXED UP
Betty James
16. HELP ME TO FIND MY LOVE
Betty James
17. I’VE GOT THE BLUES
Guitar Nubbit
18. NEW ORLEANS
Guitar Nubbit
19. OH YES
The Bees
20. TOUGH ENOUGH
The Bees
21. I GOT TO KNOW
‘Guitar’ Crusher
22. CUDDLE UP
‘Guitar’ Crusher
23. STEPPIN’ HIGH
Little Luther
24. DU DEE SQUAT
Little Luther
25. I’M WALKIN’ ON
Curley Mays
26. HARD ROAD
Guitar Nubbit
27. GEORGIA CHAIN GANG
Guitar Nubbit
28. DOGGIN’ ME
Little Luther
29. AUTOMATIC BABY
Little Luther