Robert Nighthawk

Sweet Black Angel and More Chicago Blues

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Robert Nighthawk was one of the most influential blues guitarists of the post war period, a stature he achieved without the benefit of many hit records. His song “Sweet Black Angel Blues” became a blues standard when B.B. King covered it as “Sweet Little Angel” and B.B. went on to do the same with “Crying Won’t Help You”. Across the 23 tracks presented here are top blues musicians such as, Roosevelt Sykes, Sunnyland Slim, Willie Dixon, Brownie McGhee and Pinetop Perkins. Robert Nighthawk was an important and very underappreciated bluesman whose evocative slide guitar influenced a remarkable number of musicians who followed in his wake. Includes fully detailed liner notes.

My Sweet Lovin’ Woman / Down The Line (Ethel Mae) / Handsome Lover (Ethel Mae) / She Knows How To Love A Man / (Sweet) Black Angel Blues / Anna Lee Blues / Return Mail Blues / Sugar Papa (Ethel Mae) / Good News (Ethel Mae) / Six Three O / Jackson Town Gal / Prison Bound / Feel So Bad / Kansas City Blues / Crying Won’t Help You / Take It Easy Baby / Nighthawk Boogie / Bricks In My Pillow / You Missed A Good Man / Maggie Campbell / The Moon Is Rising / Seventy-Four / Us/Boogie