The Country Blues

The Country Blues

Various Artists FW00RF1 / RF 1

Originally released in 1959, The Country Blues features a range of styles and a collection of recordings not included in other Folkways compilations. This selection—mostly recorded between 1927 and 1931—includes such gems as a test pressing of Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues" and local releases from the 1920s.

Year Released 1966
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1966 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Guitar; Harmonica; Jug; Mandolin; Washboard band music
Subject(s) Blues; Jug band music
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101 Matchbox Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:54 Not Available for Download
102 Careless Love Lonnie Johnson 2:58 Not Available for Download
103 Walk Right In Cannon's Jug Stompers 2:56 Not Available for Download
104 Low Down Rounder's Blues Peg Leg Howell 2:52 Not Available for Download
105 Statesboro Blues Blind Willie McTell 2:35 Not Available for Download
106 Stealin', Stealin' The Memphis Jug Band 3:00 Not Available for Download
107 You Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond Blind Willie Johnson 3:12 Not Available for Download
201 Alabama Woman Blues Leroy Carr 2:52 Not Available for Download
202 Special Agent Sleepy John Estes 2:52 Not Available for Download
203 Key to the Highway Big Bill Broonzy 3:02 Not Available for Download
204 Fixin' To Die Bukka White 2:51 Not Available for Download
205 I'm a Guitar King Tommy McClennan 2:50 Not Available for Download
206 Preachin' Blues Robert Johnson 2:54 Not Available for Download
207 I Been Treated Wrong Washboard Sam 3:21 Not Available for Download
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