Various ‎– Songsters & Saints - Vocal Traditions On Race Records Vol. 2

Matchbox Records ‎– MSEX 2003/2004
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono

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Medicine Show Songsters
A1 Papa Charlie Jackson I'm Alabama Bound
Vocals, Banjo – Charlie Jackson*
A2 Papa Charlie Jackson Long Gone Lost John
Vocals, Banjo – Charlie Jackson*
A3 Cannon's Jug Stompers My Money Never Runs Out
Banjo – Hosea WoodsHarmonica – Noah LewisVocals, Banjo, Jug – Gus Cannon
A4 Banjo Joe Can You Blame The Colored Man
Guitar – Blind BlakeVocals, Banjo – Gus Cannon
A5 Jim Jackson (2) Bye, Bye, Policeman
Vocals, Guitar – Jim Jackson (2)
A6 Jim Jackson (2) My Monday Woman Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Jim Jackson (2)
A7 Jim Jackson (2) Old Dog Blue
Vocals, Guitar – Jim Jackson (2)
A8 Beale Street Sheiks Mr. Crump Don't Like It
Guitar – Dan SaneVocals, Guitar – Frank Stokes
A9 Beale Street Sheiks Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon
Guitar – Dan SaneVocals, Guitar – Frank Stokes
Songsters East And West
B1 Stovepipe No. 1* And David Crockett (2) A Chicken Can Waltz The Gravy Around
Vocals, Jug [Stovepipe], Harmonica – Sam Jones (16)
B2 Stovepipe No. 1* And David Crockett (2) A Woman Get's Tired Of The Same Man All The Time
Guitar – David Crockett (2)Vocals, Jug [Stovepipe] – Sam Jones (16)
B3 Henry Thomas Old Country Stomp
Vocals, Guitar, Panpipes [Quills] – Henry Thomas
B4 Henry Thomas Bob McKinney
Vocals, Guitar – Henry Thomas
B5 Henry Thomas Arkansas
Vocals, Guitar – Henry Thomas
B6 Luke Jordan Traveling Coon
Vocals, Guitar – Luke Jordan
B7 Luke Jordan Cocaine Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Luke Jordan
B8 Blind Blake He's In The Jail House Now
Banjo – Gus CannonVocals, Guitar – Blind Arthur Blake*
B9 Blind Blake West Coast Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Arthur Blake*
The Straining Preachers
C1 Rev. J.C. Burnett* The Downfall Of Nebuchadnezzar
C2 Rev. J.C. Burnett* The Gambler's Doom
C3 Rev. J. M. Gates Yonder Comes My Lord With A Bible In His Hand
C4 Rev. J. M. Gates God's Wrath In The St. Louis Cyclone
C5 Rev. J. M. Gates The Eagle Stirs Her Nest
C6 Rev. F.W. McGee The Half Ain't Never Been Told
C7 Rev. F.W. McGee Jonah In The Belly Of The Whale
C8 Rev. D.C. Rice* Come And See
C9 Rev. D.C. Rice* We Got The Same Kind Of Power Over Here
Saints Of Church And Street
D1 Arizona Dranes It's All Right Now
Vocals, Piano – Arizona Juanita Dranes*
D2 Arizona Dranes Just Look
Mandolin – Unknown ArtistPiano – Arizona DranesVocals – Arizona Dranes And Choir
D3 Blind Joe Taggart God's Gonna Separate The Wheat From Tares
Vocals – Blind Joe Taggart, Emma Taggart
D4 Blind Joe Taggart There's A Hand Writing On The Wall
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Joe Taggart, Joshua White
D5 Blind Willie Johnson If I Had My Way I'd Tear The Building Down
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie Johnson
D6 Blind Willie Johnson God Moves On The Water
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie Johnson
D7 Blind Willie Johnson The Rain Don't Fall On Me
Vocals – Angeline JohnsonVocals, Guitar – Blind Willie Johnson
D8 Elders McIntosh And Edwards* The Latter Rain Is Fall
Vocals – Sister Bessie Johnson*Vocals, Guitar – Elder Edwards, Lonnie McIntorshVocals, Tambourine, Handclaps – Sister Melinda Taylor*
D9 Memphis Sanctified Singers He Got Better Things For You
Guitar – Will ShadeVocals – Bessie Johnson, Melinda Taylor (2), Sally Sumler

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This set is to complement the book
"Songsters & Saints: Vocal Traditions On Race Records"
by Paul Oliver (1984; Cambridge University Press)

Original recordings from the collections of Johnny Parth, Roger Misiewicz and Paul Oliver

Gatefold sleeve.

A4 credited to "Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon)."
A8, A9 credited to "Beale Street Sheiks (Stokes And Sane)."
B3-B5 credited to "Henry Thomas: 'Ragtime Texas'."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: MSEX 2003A1 PAG DB TAPE ONE
  • Matrix / Runout: MSEX 2003.B PAG DB TAPE ONE
  • Matrix / Runout: MSEX 2004.C1 PAG DB TAPE ONE
  • Matrix / Runout: MSEX 2004 D1 PAG DB TAPE ONE
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