December 6, 2017

Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40204

Series: Smithsonian Folkways Classic Series
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2013
Genre: Blues
Style: Harmonica Blues, African American Music
01 Theme Song: Doctor Ross (2:54)
02 Heart In Sorrow: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (2:58)
03 Take Your Fingers Off It: Will Shade, Charlie Burse and Gus Cannon (2:52)
04 Nine Below Zero: Eddie Burns (3:33)
05 Bye Bye Bird: Charlie Sayles (3:09)
06 Gillum Blues: Jazz Gillum (2:13)
07 Crow Jane Blues: Sonny Terry 1:58)
08 Dog Days of August: John Cephas and Phil Wiggins (4:09)
09 Minglewood Blues: John Sebastian and the J Band (with Annie Raines) (3:41)
10 Good Morning Little School Girl: Doctor Ross (3:36)
11 Sweet Home Chicago: Phil Wiggins and the Robert Johnson Tribute Band (4:15)
12 One Way Out: Eddie Burns (2:25)
13 Boogie Baby: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (2:30)
14 Low Down Blues: Neal Pattman (4:08)
15 Hooka Tooka: Chambers Brothers (2:25)
16 Train Piece: Charlie Sayles (5:07)
17 Chicago Breakdown: Doctor Ross (3:40)
18 I Feel So Good: Warner Williams and Jay Summerour (2:00)
19 Barbara Allen Blues: Roscoe Holcomb (1:26)
20 Custard Pie: Sonny Terry and unknown washboard band (2:48)
Co-Producer & Liner Notes: Barry Lee Pearson & Jeff Place, Mastering Engineer & Audio Restoration: Pete Reiniger, Audio Restoration: Devin Bean, Photographer: Courtesy of Duncan Schiedt Collections, Editor: Chris Bamberge, Designer: Nora Simon
In the 1850s, clockmaker Matthias Hohner began making harmonicas in Germany. By the turn of the century, his market expanded to America where among countless others, African Americans claimed the instrument as their own. Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways brims with the creativity of soulful harmonica greats of the 20th century, including Sonny Terry, Doctor Ross, Eddie Burns, Phil Wiggins, and more. Culled from the historic Folkways Records collection and live performances at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, these recordings take us to the heart of the classic American blues tradition. 66 minutes, 36-page booklet.

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