Various ‎– I'm Going Where The Water Drinks Like Wine: 18 Unsung Bluesmen Rarities 1923-1929

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Sub Rosa ‎– SRV287
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Tracklist

A1 Sylvester Weaver Guitar Blues 3:07
A2 Bo Weavil Jackson Why Do You Moan? 3:11
A3 Richard "Rabbit" Brown James Alley Blues 3:09
A4 Andrew Baxter K.C. Railroad Blues 3:28
A5 Luke Jordan Pick Poor Robin Clean 2:41
A6 Buddy Boy Hawkins Workin' On The Railroad 2:32
A7 Ishman Bracey The Fore Day Blues 3:24
A8 Willaed Ramblin' Thomas* No Job Blues 3:12
A9 Arthur Petties* Down South Blues 3:14
A10 Tom Dickson Labor Blues 3:00
B1 Rube Lacy Mississippi Jailhouse Groan 3:22
B2 Rube Lacy Ham Hound Crave 2:54
B3 Freddie Spruell Low-Down Mississippi Bottom Man 3:25
B4 Jesse Babyface Thomas* Blue Goose Blues 2:36
B5 Willie Baker Sweet Patunia Blues 3:16
B6 Kid Bailey Mississippi Bottom Blues 2:49
B7 Kid Bailey Rowdy Blues 2:59
B8 Willie Blind Joe Reynolds* Nehi Blues 3:14
B9 Henry Townsend Poor Man Blues 3:01
B10 Noah Lewis Devil In The Woodpile 2:54

Notes

Features:
SYLVESTER WEAVER
BO WEAVIL JACKSON
RICHARD RABBIT BROWN
ANDREW BAXTER
LUKE JORDAN
BUDDY BOY HAWKINS
ISHMAN BRACEY
WILLARD RAMBLIN' THOMAS
ARTHUR PETTIES
RUBE LACEY
TOM DICKSON
FREDDIE SPRUELL
JESSE BABYFACE THOMAS
WILLIE BAKER
KID BAILEY
WILLIE BLIND JOE REYNOLDS
HENRY TOWNSEND
NOAH LEWIS

There's been Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, and Blind Lemon Jefferson, there's been Bukka White, Sleepy John Estes, Skip James, etc. They became legendary in their lifetime or the White counterculture saved them in extremis from oblivion in the '60s, but...

Second volume of three dedicated to the blues from the twenties, compiled and edited by Guy Marc Hinant.

The musicians I would like to highlight here, as I similarly did with Run into me but don't hurt me, our publication (CD and LP) on women's blues, are the ones that didn't become major figures, either constructed by Myth or defined by History. These musicians didn't meet their destiny at a crossroad; no folk or blues label rediscovered them. They never got a second chance. They had to accept lowly jobs unrelated to their art. They survived. Most of them came from Mississippi, Memphis, St. Louis. They were all highly unique, and they recorded at a young age - a very young age in some cases - in the '20s. They would walk into a hotel, guitar in hand, for a recording session or two. For some, we don't even know their names, since they cut a few 78rpm sides and left for who knows where. Their traces get lost in the Great Depression. May their voices resound once more and keep the flame of our belief burning a little more, our belief in the beauty of the struggle and the complaint.

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