Various / Paul Oliver ‎– The Story Of The Blues

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CBS ‎– 66218, CBS ‎– M 63572, CBS ‎– M 63573
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
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The Origins Of The Blues
A1 Fra-Fra Tribesmen Yarum Praise Songs
Vocals, Rattle, Fiddle – Fra-Fra TribesmenWritten-By – Traditional
2:56
A2 Mississippi John Hurt Stack O' Lee Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Mississippi John HurtWritten-By – Traditional
2:45
A3 Blind Willie McTell Travelin' Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTellWritten-By – McTell*
3:18
A4 Charley Patton Stone Pony Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Charley PattonWritten-By – Patton*
2:49
A5 Blind Lemon Jefferson Black Snake Moan
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Lemon JeffersonWritten-By – Jefferson*
3:01
A6 Leadbelly Pig Meat Papa
Vocals, Guitar – LeadbellyWritten-By – Ledbetter*
3:15
A7 Texas Alexander Broken Yo-Yo
Guitar [Uncredited, Probably] – Lonnie Johnson (2)Vocals – Texas AlexanderWritten-By – Alexander*
3:02
A8 Peg Leg Howell Broke And Hungry Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Peg Leg HowellWritten-By – Howell*
3:19
Blues And Entertainment
B1 Barbecue Bob And Laughing Charley It Won't Be Long Now - (Part One)
Vocals, Guitar – Barbecue Bob, Laughing CharleyWritten-By – Lincoln*, Hicks*
3:28
B2 Henry Williams And Eddie Anthony Georgia Crawl
Vocals, Fiddle – Eddie AnthonyVocals, Guitar – Henry WilliamsWritten-By – Anthony*, Williams*
3:20
B3 Mississippi Jook Band Dangerous Woman
Guitar – Roosevelt Graves*Piano – Cooney VaughnTambourine – Uaroy GravesWritten-By – Graves*
2:43
B4 Memphis Jug Band Gator Wobble
Guitar – Charlie BurseLeader, Harmonica – Will ShadePiano, Jug – Jab JonesWashboard, Cowbell, Wood Block – Robert BurseWritten-By – Burse*, Shade*
2:39
B5 Bessie Smith In The House Blues
Cornet – Louis BaconDrums – Floyd CaseyPiano – Clarence WilliamsTrombone – Charlie GreenVocals – Bessie SmithWritten-By – B. Smith*
3:00
B6 Lillian Glinn Shake It Down
Bass – Unknown ArtistCornet – Unknown ArtistPiano – Unknown ArtistVocals – Lillian GlinnWritten By – Glinn*
3:12
B7 Bertha "Chippie" Hill Pratt City Blues
Cornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Richard M. JonesVocals – Bertha "Chippie" HillWritten-By – Hill*, Jones*
2:53
B8 Butterbeans And Susie* What It Takes To Bring You Back (Mama Keeps It All The Time)
Backing Band – Eddie Heywood And His Sons Of HarmonyHarmony Vocals [Duet] – Butterbeans And Susie*Piano – Eddie Heywood (2)Written-By – Edwards*
3:24
The Thirties, Urban And Rural Blues
C1 Leroy Carr / Scrapper Blackwell Midnight Hour Blues
Guitar – Scrapper BlackwellVocals, Piano – Leroy CarrWritten-By – L. Carr*
3:04
C2 Faber Smith / Jimmy Yancey East St. Louis Blues
Piano – Jimmy YanceyVocals – Faber SmithWritten-By – J. Yancey*
2:48
C3 Peetie Wheatstraw Good Whiskey Blues
Guitar – Casey Bill*Vocals, Piano – Peetie WheatstrawWritten-By – Bunch*
3:08
C4 Casey Bill* / Black Bob W.P.A. Blues
Piano – Black BobVocals, Guitar – Casey Bill*Written-By – W. Weldon*, L. Melrose*
3:15
C5 Bo Carter Sorry Feeling Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Bo CarterWritten By – Chapman
3:08
C6 Robert Johnson Little Queen Of Spades
Vocals, Guitar – Robert JohnsonWritten-By – Johnson*
2:14
C7 Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Bukka WhiteWashboard – Washboard SamWritten-By – White*
2:37
C8 Memphis Minnie Me And My Chauffeur Blues
Guitar [2nd Guitar] – Little Son Joe Lawler*Vocals, Guitar – Memphis MinnieWritten-By – M. Lawlar*
2:45
World War Ⅱ And After
D1 Blind Boy Fuller / Sonny Terry I Want Some Of Your Pie
Harmonica – Sonny TerryVocals, Guitar – Blind Boy FullerWritten By – F. Allan
2:40
D2 Brownie McGhee Million Lonesome Women
Harmonica – Jordan WebbVocals, Guitar – Brownie McGheeWashboard – Washboard SlimWritten-By – B. McGhee*
2:34
D3 Joe Williams* / Sonny Boy Williamson Wild Cow Moan
Bass – Ransom KnowlingDrums – Judge Riley*Harmonica – Sonny Boy WilliamsonVocals, Guitar – Joe Williams*Written-By – Williams*
2:51
D4 Big Bill Broonzy All By Myself
Bass – Ransom KnowlingPiano – Memphis SlimVocals, Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyWashboard – Washboard SamWritten-By – W. Broonzy*
2:26
D5 Joe Turner* / Pete Johnson Roll 'Em Pete
Piano – Pete JohnsonVocals – Joe Turner*Written-By – J. Turner*, P. Johnson*
2:50
D6 Otis Spann Bloody Murder
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesHarmonica – Walter "Shaky" Horton*Vocals, Piano – Otis SpannWritten-By – O. Spann*
3:34
D7 Elmore James Sunnyland
Bass – Unknown ArtistBass Guitar – Unknown ArtistDrums – Unknown ArtistPiano – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – Elmore JamesWritten-By – E. James*
2:20
D8 Johnny Shines I Don't Know
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesVocals, Guitar – Johnny ShinesWritten-By – J. Shines*
3:30

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Credits

Notes

Subtitled:
"A documentary history of the blues on record compiled by Paul Oliver"

Laminated gatefold, unlaminated (black text print only) inner spread. Printed & made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London, W.11.

Catalogue numbers: 66218 on front and back cover, spine and labels (10-o'clock); M63572 on labels for side A + B (2-o'clock); M63573 on labels for side C + D (2-o'clock)

Sleeve images: Townscape - South Side of Chicago in the 'thirties ©Library of Congress
L-R front;
Big Joe Williams ©Valerie Wilmer; Jimmy Yancey / Bessie Smith / Blind Boy Fuller ©Paul Oliver; Elmore James ©George Adins.
L-R Back;
Leadbelly ©Lawrence Cohn; Mississippi John Hurt ©Richard A. Waterman; Memphis Minnie ©Paul Oliver; Charley Patton ©Bernard Klatzko; Blind Lemon Jefferson ©John Steiner.

(This release supports the eponymous book by Oliver, containing over 500 images to accompany the text: Originally published by Barrie and Rockliff, The Crescent Press). [Paperback cover in images].

Tracks info - [orig 78 rpm issues in parenthesis]:
The Origin Of The Blues. ℗ 1927-1964
A1: Nangodi, Northern Territory, Ghana, June 1964. [Previously unissued]. (Public Domain)
A2: New York City. Dec 28 1928 [Okeh 8654] 401481-B (Public Domain)
A3: Atlanta, Georgia, Oct 30 1929 [Columbia 14484] 149300-1 (Public Domain)
A4: New York City. Jan 30 1934 [Vocalion 02680] 14727-1 (Cop. Con.)
A5: Chicago, Illinois. Mar 14 1927 [Okeh 8455] 80523-B (Cop. Con.)
A6: New York City. Mar 25 1935 [ARC 6-04-55] 17181 (Cop. Con.)
A7: San Antonio, Texas. Nov 27 1929 [Okeh 8764] 403357-A (Cop. Con.)
A8: Atlanta, Georgia. Apr 10 1929 [Columbia 14438] 148236-1 (Cop. Con.)

Blues And Entertainment. ℗ 1926-1936
B1: Atlanta, Georgia. Nov 09 1927 [Columbia 14268] 145192-2 (Cop. Con.)
B2: Atlanta, Georgia. Apr 19 1928 [Columbia 14328] 146148-2 (Cop. Con.)
B3: Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Jul 1936 [ARC 6-12-71] HAT 141 (Cop. Con.)
B4: Chicago, Illinois. Nov 06 1934 [Okeh 8958] C-78-3-2 (Cop. Con.)
B5: New York City. Jun 11 1931 [Columbia 14611] 151594-1 (Cop. Con.)
B6: New Orleans, Louisiana. Apr 24 1928 [Columbia 14315] 146180-1 (Cop. Con.)
B7: Chicago, Illinois. Nov 23 1926 [Okeh 8420] 9950-A (Cop. Con.)
B8: New York City. Feb 01 1930 [Okeh 8950] 403711-B (Cop. Con.)

The Thirties, Urban & Rural Blues. ℗ 1931-1941
C1: New York City. Mar 16 1932 [Vocalion 1693] 11499-A (Leeds Music Ltd.)
C2: Chicago, Illinois. Feb 23 1940 [Vocalion 05464] WC-2956-A (Leeds Music Ltd.)
C3: Chicago, Illinois. Mar 25 1935 [Vocalion 02978] C-924-A (Cop. Con.)
C4: Chicago, Illinois. Feb 12 1936 [Vocalion 03186] C-1256-1 (Leeds Music Ltd.) ["W.P.A." acronym = Works Progress Administration]
C5: New York City. Jun 04 1931 [Okeh 8889] 404930-A (Cop. Con.)
C6: Dallas, Texas. Jun 20 1937 [Vocalion 04108] DAL-395-2 (Cop. Con.)
C7: Chicago, Illinois. Mar 07 1940 [Okeh 05683] WC-2981-A (Leeds Music Ltd.)
C8: Chicago, Illinois. May 21 1941 [Okeh 06288] C-3765-1 (Cop. Con.)

World War II And After. ℗ 1938-1963. ℗ 1968 D8
D1: Memphis, Tennessee. Jul 12 1939 [Vocalion 05030] MEM-110-1 (Cop. Con.)
D2: Chicago, Illinois. May 23 1941 [Okeh 06329] C-3791-1 (Cop. Con.)
D3: Chicago, Illinois. Jul 22 1947 [Columbia 37945] CCO 4836-1 (Cop. Con.)
D4: Chicago, Illinois. Jul 17 1941 [Okeh 06427] C-3908-1 (Leeds Music Ltd.)
D5: New York City. Dec 30 1938 [Vocalion 4607] 23892-1 (Leeds Music Ltd.)
D6: Chicago, Illinois. May 1968 Blue Horizon 57-3142 (Goodie Two Shoes)
D7: Chicago, Illinois. c.1963 [Previously unissued] (Uncle Doris Music)
D8: Chicago, Illinois. May 1968 Blue Horizon 7-63212 (Goodie Two Shoes)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side run-out, stamped): 66218 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out, stamped): 66218 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side run-out, stamped): 66218 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side run-out, stamped): 66218 D1

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Cat# Artist  Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
66218 Paul Oliver The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, RE) CBS 66218 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CG 30008 Various The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, RP) Columbia CG 30008 US Unknown Sell This Version
510728 2 Various The Story Of The Blues(2xCD, Comp) Legacy 510728 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
C2K 86334 Various The Story Of The Blues(2xCD, Comp) Columbia, Legacy C2K 86334 US 2003 Sell This Version
22135 Various The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, RE) CBS 22135 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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October 29, 2012
My copy is a 4-LP version, CBS Special Products, CBS LSP 14410 (1981). Includes the above 4 sides and an additional four: Side 5 Guitar Pickers, Side 6 Piano Players, Side 7 Blues Girls, Side 8 Blues Groups