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Various - The Rough Guide To Blues & The Beast

Limited Edition
Vinyl LP
Genre: Blues
Release Date:
Various | World Music Network  |  Barcode: 605633142846


 This Rough Guide captures a whole menagerie of animals, both large and small, which provided the inspiration for many classic early blues recordings. From the mighty alligator to the lowly bedbug, these songs provide an intriguing insight into this weird, wonderful and often hilarious association.

1    Victoria Spivey: The Alligator Pond Went Dry
2    "Funny Papa" Smith: Howling Wolf Blues - Part 1
3    Josh White: Lazy Black Snake Blues
4    Ramblin’ Thomas: Ground Hog Blues
5    Ma Rainey: Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues
6    Furry Lewis: Mean Old Bedbug Blues
7    Memphis Minnie: Frankie Jean (That Trottin’ Fool)
8    Curley Weaver & Clarence Moore: Wild Cat Kitten
9    Blind Lemon Jefferson: Mosquito Moan
10    Helen Humes with Sylvester Weaver: Alligator Blues
11    Barbecue Bob: Black Skunk Blues
12    Charley Patton: Mississippi Boweavil Blues
13    Birmingham Jug Band: The Wild Cat Squawl