Various / Paul Oliver ‎– The Story Of The Blues

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CBS ‎– 22135
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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

Credits

Notes

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

Laminated gatefold, unlaminated (black text print only) inner spread. .
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): CBS M 66218 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side run-out, stamped): CBS 66218 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side run-out, stamped): CBS M 63573 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side run-out, stamped): CBS 66218 22135 D3

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
66218, M 63572, M 63573 Various / Paul Oliver Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 66218, M 63572, M 63573 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SOPI 20-21 Various / Paul Oliver Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, Gat) CBS/Sony Inc. SOPI 20-21 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
CG 30008 Various The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono, RP) Columbia CG 30008 US Unknown Sell This Version
S 67260 Various / Paul Oliver Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp) CBS S 67260 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
510728 2 Various The Story Of The Blues(2xCD, Comp) Legacy 510728 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version

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