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Various - Essential Texas Blues

Various - Essential Texas Blues

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The Lone Star state of Texas rivals Chicago and the Mississippi Delta as a cradle of the blues. Blind Lemon Jefferson was the earliest name to make an impression in the Twenties – Bob Dylan and Carl Perkins later appropriating elements of his work – while fellow singer-guitarist Lightnin’ Hopkins, featured here, was a key link between the country and urban blues traditions. He was equally at home playing acoustic blues of amplifying his guitar Chicago-style. Enjoy this 2 disc compilation of American music - Texas style!

Side One

1. The Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence 'Gatermouth' Brown
2. Coffee Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
3. Hide Away - Freddie King
4. Playboy Blues - Elmore Nixon
5. Nightmare - Big Mama Thornton
6. Rainin' In My Heart - Peppermint Harris
7. When It Rains It Pours - Pee Wee Crayton
8. Little School Girl - Smokey Hogg
9. Just Got To Know - Jimmy McCracklin

Side Two

1. Strollin' With Bones - T-Bone Walker
2. Fishing Blues - Henry Thomas
3. Motherless Children - Blind Willie Johnson
4. Wrong Doing Woman - Earl Gilliam
5. Chicken Hearted Woman - Clarence Samuels
6. Quinsella - Sonny Boy Johnson
7. Freeze - Albert Collins
8. Sittin' Here Wonderin' - Luther Stoneham
9. Crossroads - Texas Alexander