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Rappahannock Blues

Rappahannock Blues

Raised in a large, musical farm family in Rappahannock County, Virginia, John Jackson (1924-2002) was the most important black Appalachian musician to come to broad public attention during the mid-1960s. Having learned guitar and his wide-ranging stock of songs as a youth from family and 78-rpm recordings, he enthralled major audiences during more than three decades with his vintage style and repertoire. Culled from hundreds of live concert recordings in the Smithsonian Folkways archives, the twenty tracks of Rappahannock Blues highlight John Jackson the way he most wanted to be remembered—as a bluesman. 20 tracks, 57 minutes, 32-page booklet with extensive notes.

This recording is the fifth in the Smithsonian Folkways African American Legacy Series, co-presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Track Listing

101
Rocks and Gravel John Jackson 2:49
102
Too Tight Rag John Jackson 4:00
103
Candy Man John Jackson 2:44
104
Truckin’ Little Baby John Jackson 2:55
105
Railroad Bill John Jackson 3:33
106
Nobody’s Business (If I Do) John Jackson 3:15
107
Don't You Want to Go Up There John Jackson 2:25
108
The Year Clayton Delaney Died John Jackson 2:36
109
John Jackson’s Breakdown John Jackson 2:06
110
Red River Blues John Jackson 2:56
111
Brown’s Ferry Blues John Jackson 2:11
112
Cindy John Jackson 2:21
113
You Ain’t No Woman John Jackson 2:22
114
John Henry John Jackson 3:20
115
Diddy Wah Diddy John Jackson 3:12
116
Just a Closer Walk with Thee John Jackson 2:33
117
Frankie and Johnny John Jackson 3:40
118
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down John Jackson 3:06
119
Step It Up and Go John Jackson 2:10
120
West Coast Rag John Jackson 1:45

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