I got dem ol' (defiantly non-) kozmic blues again, Mama!

Artist Song Buy
Son House  Death Letter  buy on itunes
Blind Willie Johnson  John the Revelator  buy on itunes
Elmore James  Dust My Broom  buy on itunes
Howlin' Wolf  Evil  buy on itunes
Muddy Waters  Mannish Boy  buy on itunes
Jimmy Reed  The Moon is Rising  buy on itunes
Skip James  Jesus is a Mighty Good Leader  buy on itunes
Blind Willie McTell  Statesboro Blues  buy on itunes
Robert Johnson  Terraplane Blues  buy on itunes
Elmore James  It Hurts Me Too  buy on itunes
Howlin' Wolf  The Red Rooster  buy on itunes
Blind Willie Johnson  It's Nobody's Fault But Mine  buy on itunes
Skip James  Devil Got My Woman  buy on itunes
Robert Johnson  Me and the Devil Blues  buy on itunes
Muddy Waters  Rollin' Stone  buy on itunes
Sonny Boy Williamson  Bring It on Home  buy on itunes
Jimmy Reed  Take Out Some Insurance  buy on itunes
Blind Willie McTell  Lord, Send Me an Angel (#1)  buy on itunes
Skip James  I'm So Glad  buy on itunes
Blind Willie Johnson  The Soul of a Man  buy on itunes
Elmore James  Done Somebody Wrong  buy on itunes
Robert Johnson  Love in Vain  buy on itunes
Jimmy Reed  Honest I Do  buy on itunes
Muddy Waters  Honey Bee  buy on itunes
Big Bill Broonzy  Key to the Highway  buy on itunes
Howlin' Wolf  Killing Floor  buy on itunes
Blind Willie McTell  Southern Can is Mine  buy on itunes

Comment:

Not a masterpiece or anything, due to my relatively small blues collection. Although I used to own various things by Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, The Rev. Gary Davis, and John Lee Hooker (plus a few other blues giants that I might be forgetting), I apparently forgot to CDR their material before selling them off, much to my chagrin. At any rate, I suppose you could say that this mix was "inspired" by the PBS blues documentary that was airing last week, at least to the extent that Jen was asking me questions about some of these guys and it rekindled my interest in them. I admit that it's entirely possible that several of my selections were influenced by the fact that bands like the White Stripes, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin covered the songs.

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f4df
Date: 10/7/2003
great delta blues mix ...
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joey de vivre
Date: 10/7/2003
maybe small, but mighty satisfyin' (as the deacon's daughter said . . .)
-- Blind Willie McTell is tops in my book, but these are ALL great selections -
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Some Other Guy
Date: 10/7/2003
Hey, this is pretty kool Rob. I also saw the PBS special that aired last week. You should check out my latest post called "Gems And Jams". I think it's up your ally =)
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Sean Lally
Date: 10/7/2003
Great collection! Save me a copy, Blind Robert.
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sport
Date: 10/8/2003
Good work! This would be the collection of blues songs I'd listen to, if I were to listen to a collection of blues songs...
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greaseball1
Date: 10/8/2003
this is a really good collection. None of the really over played songs and a few of the more obscure ones. I'd love a copy...some day.
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Muzag
Date: 10/8/2003
Excellents picks, Rob. Your blues collection may well be small but it is also perfectly formed.
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McDonald12
Date: 10/9/2003
I have everything on this mix, Rob. a great collection. Love 'em all!
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slipperyhangdoglook
Date: 12/21/2005
Excellent mix young man, a couple of my favourites here, esp 'it hurts me too'. Its a shame you did'nt copy the rev Gary Davis tho, he's another fave of mine.

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