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Tracklist

CD 1

1)

Southern rag (02:53) Blind Blake

2)

Georgia bound (03:24) Blind Blake

3)

Blind Arthur's breakdown (03:04) Blind Blake

4)

Too tight blue - No. 2 (02:57) Blind Blake

5)

Dry bone shuffle (02:47) Blind Blake

6)

Rope stretchin' blues - Part 1 (03:05) Blind Blake

7)

Panther squall blues (02:57) Blind Blake

8)

Skeedle loo doo blues (03:04) Blind Blake

9)

You gonna quit me blues (02:46) Blind Blake

10)

Sea board stomp (03:05) Blind Blake

11)

No dough blues (03:04) Blind Blake

12)

West coast blues (03:14) Blind Blake

13)

Depression's gone from me blues (03:37) Blind Blake

14)

Come on boys let's do that messin' around (02:48) Blind Blake

15)

Wabash rag (02:55) Blind Blake

16)

He's in the jailhouse now (02:47) Blind Blake

17)

Diddie wa diddie - No. 2 (03:23) Blind Blake

18)

Blake's worried blues (03:08) Blind Blake

19)

Ice man blues (03:01) Blind Blake

20)

Doggin' me mama blues (03:20) Blind Blake

21)

Chump man blues (02:52) Blind Blake

22)

Guitar chimes (03:04) Blind Blake

23)

Early morning blues (03:06) Blind Blake

Review

Little is known about Blind Blake, including the date of his birth and death. His recording career lasted six years, from 1926-1932, and included 79 titles. After this, he disappeared. His music, however, has survived. Blake's a distinguished vocalist, with a steady medium range reminiscent of Big Bill Broonzy. His easy delivery on "Too Tight Blues, No. 2" and "Georgia Bound" is immediately accessible. The ragtime flavor of many of the tunes creates a light and happy blues. Even when the songs occasionally turn bare and graphic, covering everything from suicide to sex to murder, Blake's spry delivery comes off as joyful. There are also a number of ragtime-influenced instrumentals like "Southern Rag," "Blind Arthur's Breakdown," and "West Coast Blues" that feature his complicated guitar work. "Blind Arthur's Breakdown" is a tour de force in ragtime guitar that features complicated fingerpicking and multiple changes in pacing. Blake is accompanied on several cuts by other unidentified musicians, including a harmonica player on "Panther Squall Blues" and vibraphonist on "Doggin' Me Mamma Blues." It would have been helpful to know a little more about these musicians, though this information may not be available. The liner notes provide a good overview of Blake's music and try to sort out the fact and fiction of his scant biography. These recordings have been transferred from 78s, scratches, surface noise, and all. This is particularly noticeable on songs like "Ice Man Blues" and "Guitar Chimes," but both Blake's vocals and guitar picking remain discernable, and it's probably fortunate that these recordings have been preserved at all. With The Best of Blind Blake, Yazoo has released another fine recording of vintage blues. ~Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

Contributors

Artist Blind Blake

Label Yazoo

Product Details

DUIN 19B6BGR34UI

GTIN 0016351205827

Release Date 09.10.2000

Amount of Discs 1

Product type CD

Track Count 23

Best of Blind Blake [Yazoo]

BLIND BLAKE

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Seller: Dodax

Delivery date: between Friday, September 28 and Tuesday, October 2

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