Various ‎– A Short Cut To The Grave (Gin, Justice, Jail & Judgement 1924-1942)

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JSP Records ‎– JSP77121
4 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
Box Set


Gambling · 1926-1941
1-1 Papa Charlie Jackson Four-Eleven-Forty Four 3:02
1-2 'New Orleans' Willie Jackson* Numbers On The Brain 3:04
1-3 Charlie 'Dad' Nelson* Coon Can Blues 2:47
1-4 Peg Leg Howell Skin Game Blues 3:07
1-5 Walter Beasley (2) Georgia Skin 2:58
1-6 Memphis Jug Band Snitchin' Gambler Blues 3:23
1-7 Jim Jackson (2) Policy Blues 3:10
1-8 Foster & Harris (Ma Rainey’s Boys) Alley Crap Game 3:03
1-9 Leroy Carr Gambler's Blues 3:09
1-10 Blind Blake Poker Woman Blues 2:43
1-11 Clifford Gibson Bad Luck Dice 3:16
1-12 Mississippi Sheiks Hitting The Numbers 3:01
1-13 Bob Campbell (2) Dices Blues 2:51
1-14 Louisiana Johnny Policy Blues 2:52
1-15 Bumble Bee Slim Policy Dream Blues (You Better Get On It) 2:48
1-16 Cripple Clarence Lofton Policy Blues 3:11
1-17 Kokomo Arnold Policy Wheel Blues 2:57
1-18 Memphis Minnie I'm A Gamblin' Woman 3:12
1-19 Peetie Wheatstraw Coon Can Shorty 2:55
1-20 Red Nelson Gambling Man 2:48
1-21 Roosevelt Sykes Drunken Gambler 2:40
1-22 Washboard Sam Policy Writer's Blues 2:41
1-23 Jimmie Gordon Number Runner's Blues 2:45
1-24 Robert Nighthawk Good Gamblin' 3:08
1-25 Peter Cleighton Roaming Gambler 2:47
Alcohol, Coke & Gin · 1924-1942
2-1 Ma Rainey Booze And Blues 3:11
2-2 Lewis Black (2) Corn Liquor Blues 2:59
2-3 Victoria Spivey Dope Head Blues 3:20
2-4 Luke Jordan Cocaine Blues 3:25
2-5 Margaret Johnson (5) Dead Drunk Blues 3:07
2-6 Jim Jackson (2) Bootlegging Blues 2:57
2-7 Tommy Johnson Canned Heat Blues 3:39
2-8 Bill Johnson's Jug Band* Don't Drink It In Here 2:53
2-9 Clifford Gibson Whiskey Moan Blues 2:45
2-10 Jenny Pope Whiskey Drinkin' Blues 3:15
2-11 Barbecue Bob Me And My Whiskey 3:09
2-12 Memphis Jug Band Cocaine Habit Blues 2:51
2-13 Leroy Carr Papa Wants To Knock A Jug 2:32
2-14 Funny Paper Smith* Corn Whiskey Blues 2:55
2-15 James 'Stump' Johnson* Barrel Of Whiskey Blues 2:54
2-16 Roosevelt Sykes Devil's Island Gin 3:03
2-17 Lucille Bogan Drinking Blues 2:57
2-18 Scrapper Blackwell Bad Liquor Blues 2:48
2-19 Jimmie Gordon Drunken Woman Blues 2:49
2-20 Blind Teddy Darby* Bootleggin' Ain't Good No More 3:08
2-21 Jack Newman Blackberry Wine 2:49
2-22 Joe Williams* Haven't Seen No Whiskey 3:24
2-23 Bukka White Good Gin Blues 2:23
2-24 Memphis Slim Beer Drinking Woman 3:00
2-25 Sonny Boy Williamson Blues That Made Me Drunk 3:01
Prison · 1926-1941
3-1 Peg Leg Howell New Prison Blues 3:18
3-2 Julius Daniels Ninety Nine Year Blues 3:05
3-3 Sam Collins The Jail House Blues 2:32
3-4 Buddy Boy Hawkins Jailhouse Fire Blues 2:31
3-5 George 'Bullet' Williams* The Escaped Convict 2:58
3-6 Sylvester Weaver Penitentiary Bound Blues 3:04
3-7 Blind Lemon Jefferson Hangman's Blues 3:25
3-8 Furry Lewis Judge Harsh Blues 3:00
3-9 Bessie Tucker Penitentiary 3:27
3-10 Tampa Red Prison Bound Blues 3:30
3-11 Ed Bell (2) My Crime Blues 2:50
3-12 Robert Wilkins Police Sergeant Blues 3:04
3-13 Lucille Bogan Whiskey Selling Woman 3:12
3-14 Gene Campbell (2) Robbin' And Stealin' Blues 2:45
3-15 Memphis Jug Band He's In The Jailhouse Now 3:13
3-16 Lillie Mae Buggy Jail House Blues 2:45
3-17 Leroy Carr Big House Blues 3:04
3-18 Joe McCoy Joliet Bound 3:09
3-19 Charley Patton High Sheriff Blues 3:13
3-20 Kokomo Arnold Chain Gang Blues 3:05
3-21 Red Nelson Jailhouse Blues 2:59
3-22 Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues 2:40
3-23 Sleepy John Estes Jailhouse Blues 2:57
3-24 Champion Jack Dupree Angola Blues 2:55
3-25 Big Maceo County Jail Blues 2:54
Death · 1927-1941
4-1 Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean 2:54
4-2 Bessie Mae Smith My Daddy's Coffin Blues 3:11
4-3 Mooch Richardson Burying Ground Blues 2:48
4-4 Tom Dickson Death Bell Blues 3:13
4-5 Billy Bird (2) Down In The Cemetery 3:14
4-6 Nolan 'Barrel House' Welsh* Dying Pickpocket Blues 2:51
4-7 Charley Patton Prayer Of Death Part 2 2:51
4-8 Georgia Tom Suicide Blues 2:35
4-9 Tampa Red Dying Mercy Blues 3:11
4-10 Leola Manning Laying In The Graveyard 3:04
4-11 Blind Willie McTell Death Cell Blues 3:09
4-12 Bumble Bee Slim Dead And Gone Mother 3:02
4-13 Jimmie Gordon Graveyard Blues (Dead And Gone Blues) 3:13
4-14 Leadbelly Death Letter Blues 3:02
4-15 Leroy Carr Six Cold Feet In The Ground 3:04
4-16 Georgia White Graveyard Blues 2:35
4-17 Red Nelson Crying Mother Blues 2:39
4-18 Walter Vincson* When The Breath Bids The Body Goodbye 3:02
4-19 Black Spider Dumplin' Death Of The Gambler 2:40
4-20 Washboard Sam Gonna Kill My Baby 3:06
4-21 Little Son Joe Bone Yard Blues 2:15
4-22 Bukka White Strange Place Blues 2:53
4-23 Baby Doo Death Of Walter Barnes 2:57
4-24 Bill Gaither A Short Cut To The Grave 2:49
4-25 Big Boy Crudup* Death Valley Blues 3:14

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  • Liner Notes [Annotated By]Neil Slaven


Track durations taken from CD player (not given on product).

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  • Barcode: 7 88065 71212 9

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