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Mississippi, particularly the Delta, lays claim to being the land where the blues began. Forged in the crucible of poverty and racial oppression, blues flourished there as nowhere else, evolving into what most critics consider the deepest or most intense strain of the blues tradition. During the Great Migration, music changed consistently, adapting to its new surroundings like St. Louis and Chicago, while retaining its connection to its down home Delta roots. This collection celebrates the diversity and dissemination of the blues’ most powerful and influential voices. 67 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.

  

 

Track List:
1. C.C. Rider by  Big Bill Broonzy

2. Woman in Elaine, Arkansas by  Roosevelt Sykes

3. Death Letter Blues by  Son House

4. Your Crying Won't Make Me Stay by  K.C. Douglas & Richard Riggins

5. Columbus, Mississippi Blues by  Bukka White

6. I'm Goin’ to Walk Your Log by  Cat-Iron

7. Why Did You Go Last Night by  Clifton Chenier

8. I Stand and Wonder by  Sam Chatmon

9. Sleeping with the Devil by  Johnny Young & Walter Horton

10. Short Stuff's Corinna by  Short Stuff MacOn

11. Married Woman Blues by  Big Joe Williams

12. Up the Country Blues by  Little Brother Montgomery

13. Dream by  John Littlejohn

14. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl by  Doctor Ross

15. Catfish Blues by  Honeyboy Edwards

16. M & O Blues by  Memphis Slim

17. Forty-Four by  Scott Dunbar

18. Sun Goin' Down by  Son House

19. Frisco Line by  Fred McDowell

20. Diggin' My Potatoes by  Big Bill Broonzy 

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