Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Richer Tradition: Country Blues and String Band Music 1923-1942

"The 'race' records market shrank in the early 1930s. ... In the context of limited record reeases, later generations of blues fans must be grateful that such minor masterpieces as Lottie Kimbrough's Goin' Away Blues and Charlie Kyle's Leadbelly-esque No Baby, blending idiomatic 12-string guitar phrasing with a melody line that suggests white country repertoire, were issued. Add the declamatory power of William Harris's Early Mornin' Blues, the propulsive hill country rhythms of Tom Dickson's Labor Blues and the spare chording of Texan Willie Reed's Dreaming Blues ..." (notes to disc D).

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