Various ‎– Black, Brown And Beige - Skin Colors And The Blues

Label:
Saga ‎– 530 193-3
Series:
Sagablues – 41
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CD, Compilation, Remastered
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Part I - Black Is Black
1 Big Bill Broonzy Black Brown And White
Guitar, Vocals – Big Bill BroonzyWritten-By – W. L. C. Broonzy*
3:05
2 Sonny Boy Williamson Black Gal Blues
Guitar – Henry TownsendGuitar [Probably] – Robert Lee McCoyVocals, Harmonica – Sonny Boy WilliamsonWritten-By – L. Holt*
3:06
3 Enyatta Holta Mr. Black Man
Piano [Possibly] – Al Williams (12)Vocals – Enyatta HoltaWritten-By – L. Holt*
3:06
4 Joe Pullum Black Gal What Makes Your Head So Hard
Piano – Robert Cooper (9)Vocals – Joe PullumWritten-By – J. Pullum*
3:46
5 The Harlem Hamfats Black Gal, You Better Use Your Head
Bass – John LindsayClarinet – Odell RandDrums – Fred FlynnGuitar – Charlie McCoy (2)Piano – Horace MalcolmTrumpet – Herb MorandVocals, Guitar – Joe McCoyWritten-By – J. McCoy*
2:38
6 Tampa Red Black Angel Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Tampa RedWritten-By – H. Whittaker*
3:22
7 Alice Moore New Blue Black And Evil Blues
Bass – Unknown ArtistGuitar – Charlie Jordan*Piano – Peetie WheatstrawVocals – Alice MooreWritten-By – A. Moore*, P. Wheatstraw*
2:55
8 Josh White Black And Evil Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Josh WhiteWritten-By – J. White*
3:16
9 Brownie McGhee I'm A Black Woman's Man
Harmonica [Probably] – Jordan WebbVocals, Guitar – Brownie McGheeWashboard – Washboard SlimWritten-By – W. B. McGhee*
2:51
10 The Delta Boys Black Gal Swing
Bass Vocals – Raymond ThomasGuitar, Vocals – Sleepy John EstesKazoo, Vocals – Son BondsWritten-By – S. Bonds*
3:05
11 Memphis Jug Band A Black Woman Is Like A Snake
Harmonica – Unknown ArtistKazoo – Ben RameyVocals, Guitar – Charlie Burse, Will ShadeWritten-By – W. Shade*
2:49
12 John Lee Hooker Black Man Blues
Vocals, Guitar – John Lee HookerWritten-By – J. L. Hooker*
3:34
Part II - Yellow, Brown, Copper Colored
13 Washboard Sam Yellow, Black And Brown
Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyPiano – Black BobVocals, Washboard – Washboard SamWritten-By – R. Brown*
2:43
14 Frankie 'Half Pint' Jackson* Chocolate To The Bone
Drums – Unknown ArtistGuitar – Unknown ArtistPiano – Charlie JohnsonVocals – Frankie 'Half Pint' Jackson*Written By – C. Williams
3:08
15 Cripple Clarence Lofton Brown Skin Girls
Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyPiano, Whistling, Vocals – Cripple Clarence LoftonWritten-By – C. Lofton*
2:48
16 Leadbelly Yellow Gal
Guitar, Vocals – LeadbellyWritten-By – H. Ledbetter*
1:25
17 Doctor Clayton Copper Colored Mama
Bass – Ransom KnowlingGuitar – Willie LaceyPiano – Blind John DavisVocals – Doctor ClaytonWritten-By [Possibly] – P. J. Clayton*
3:08
18 Walter Davis Teasin' Brown Skin
Vocals, Piano – Walter DavisWritten-By – W. Davis*
3:01
19 Ishman Bracey Brown Mama Blues
Mandolin – Charlie McCoy (2)Vocals, Guitar – Ishman BraceyWritten-By – I. Bracey*
3:38
20 Barbecue Bob Brown Skin Gal
Vocals, Guitar – Barbecue Bob
3:02
21 Howlin' Wolf Brown Skin Woman
Bass – Unknown ArtistDrums – Willie SteeleGuitar – Willie Johnson (4)Piano – Ike TurnerVocals, Harmonica – Howlin' WolfWritten-By – C. A. Burnett*
2:41
22 Washboard Sam Brown And Yellow Woman Blues
Bass [Imitation Bass] – William MitchellGuitar – Big Bill BroonzyPiano – Memphis SlimVocals, Washboard – Washboard SamWritten-By – B. Gaither*
3:08
23 H-Bomb Ferguson My Brown Face Baby
Alto Saxophone – Ernest 'Pinky" Williams*Bass – LaVerne BarkerDrums – Jack ParkerPiano – Jimmy Neely*Tenor Saxophone – Count HastingsTrombone – Leon ComegysVocals – H-Bomb FergusonWritten-By – R. Ferguson*
2:23
24 Mel Walker With Johnny Otis And His Orchestra Brown Skin Butterball
Alto Saxophone – Earle Warren, Preston LoveBaritone Saxophone – Fred FordBass – Albert WinstonGuitar – Pete 'Guitar' Lewis*Piano – Devonia Williams*Tenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrombone – George WashingtonTrumpet – Don Johnson (2)Vibraphone, Drums [Probably] – Johnny OtisVocals – Mel WalkerWritten-By – J. Otis*
2:56

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(P) 2007 Saga
(C) 2007 Saga

Transferred and mastered at Art & Son Studio, Paris
Cover photo ("Scotts Run," West Virginia, October 1935) by Ben Shahn © Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection
Inner photo ("A Store, Bar, 'Juke joint,' and gas station in the cotton plantation area," Melrose, Louisiana, June 1940) by Marion Post Wolcott © Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection

track 24: Preston Love or Earl Warren (alto saxophone)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 600753019337
  • Matrix / Runout: 06007 530 193-3 01 ⁕ 52011982
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Mould Text): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC B
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0138
  • Label Code: LC 00699

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