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The Rough Guide To The Best Country Blues You've Never Heard (Vol. 2)

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This collection delves yet deeper into the archives of country blues, uncovering hidden gems by artists shrouded in mystery. From classic renditions of blues standards to intriguing novelty songs, this is a must-listen for any blues connoisseur. This Rough Guide traces the development of country blues during its 1920s/30s heyday, these rare tracks which offer a unique insight into early country blues - the diverse selection of tracks range from classic songster and hokum tunes to bottleneck guitar and harmonica virtuosity. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques, it’s an excellent introduction to the music of long-forgotten country blues artists, who deserve to be heard.

“Hi” Henry Brown - Skin Man Blues / Tommie Bradley - When You’re Down And Out / Skoodle Dum Do & Sheffield - Tampa Blues / Bull City Red - Now I’m Talking About You / “Kid” Prince Moore - Mississippi Water / Jed Davenport & His Beale Street Jug Band - You Ought To Move Out Of Town / Walter Vincent - Overtime Blues / Long “Cleve” Reed & Little Harvey Hull - Original Stack O’Lee Blues / Minnie Wallace and her Night Hawks - Field Mouse Stomp / Virgil Childers - Travelin’ Man / Lil McClintock - Don’t Think I’m Santa Claus / Gene Campbell - Robbin’ and Stealin’ Blues / Bogus Ben Covington - It’s a Fight Like That / Lewis Black - Gravel Camp Blues / Lonnie Coleman - Wild About My Loving / Big Boy Cleveland - Goin’ To Leave You Blues / Elijah Jones - Stuff Stomp / Edward Thompson - Seven Sisters Blues / Slim Barton & Eddie Mapp - Careless Love / Will Day - Sunrise Blues / John Henry Barbee - God Knows I Can’t Help It / William McCoy - Central Tracks Blues / The Blue Boys - Easy Winner / Otis Harris - You’ll Like My Loving / T. C. Johnson, Blue Coat Tom Nelson & Porkchop - G. Burns Is Gonna Rise Again / Jesse “Babyface” Thomas - No Good Woman Blues