Journey From The Germs: The Blues In A Time Of Sickness And Recovery (CD)

SKU: DOCD-32-20-27

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32 Tracks by some of the finest blues artists on record tell of the disruptions of life at the hands of the journey from the germs.

Blues recordings are renowned for their tales of lost love, having no money, being treated mean, feeling low, hunger, walking the dirt road... Yet, over the decades, the blues have reported on many aspects and their effects on life, in only a way that the blues can. Politics, social conditions, religion, education, inequality, employment and so much more are covered, often with the seriousness that such subjects deserve, often with the irony and humor so frequently found in the blues.

When it comes to pandemics and health care, the Blues and the Blues People have been front and center to the treatment, witnessing, the unscrupulous actions of what is considered to be the dominant power structure. Thirty-two, hard hitting, fascinating and curious tracks, reflect the impact of health on everyday life, in a segregated system. Some are humorous. Others..., not so much. If you want the story of Black in America, the blues is the first place to begin and it's right here.

Researched by Gillian Atkinson, with extensive booklet notes by Lamont Jack Pearley, Elva Green and Gillian Atkinson.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Muddy Waters - You Got to Take Sick & Die Some of These Days
  • Susie Smith ;The Choo Choo Jazzers (Monette Moore) - Black Hearse Blues
  • Sam Collins (as Jelly Roll Hunter) - Pork Chop Blues
  • Katherine Baker - I Helped You, Sick Man, When You Were Sick And Down
  • Sylvester Weaver ; Walter Beasley - Me And My Tapeworm (Hungry Blues)
  • Blind Willie Johnson - Jesus Is Coming Soon
  • Francis Wallace - Too Late Too Late Blues (The Flu Blues)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson - Pneumonia Blues
  • Bessie Tucker - T.B. Moan
  • Victoria Spivey - Dirty T. B. Blues
  • Clara Burston - Weak And Nervous Blues
  • Blind Blake - Hookworm Blues
  • Elder Curry - Memphis Flu
  • Memphis Jug Band with Memphis Minnie - Meningitis Blues
  • Buddy Moss - TB's Killing Me
  • George Noble - On My Death Bed
Disc 2:
  • Bumble Bee Slim - I Done Caught My Death Of Cold
  • Willie Broonzy (Big Bill) - Pneumonia Blues (I Keep On Aching)
  • Blind Teddy Darby (As Blind Blues Darby) - Heart Trouble
  • Peetie Wheatstraw (The Devil's Son-In-Law) - Sick Bed Blues
  • Roosevelt Sykes (As The Honey Dripper) - Journey From the Germs
  • Sonny Boy Williamson - T. B. Blues
  • Bukka White - High Fever Blues
  • Walter Davis - Doctor Blues
  • Lead Belly - T. B. Blues
  • St Louis Jimmy Oden - Going Down Slow
  • Champion Jack Dupree - Bad Health Blues
  • Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters - Bad Health Blues
  • Elder Bond - Prayer For The Sick
  • Lightnin' Hopkins - Sick Feeling Blues (I'm Achin')
  • Huey Smith & The Clowns - Rocking Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu - Part 1
  • King Perry And His Orchestra - Vaccinate Me Baby

Additional Details

Label: Document Records

Genre: Blues

Run Time: 95:52 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 12/31/24

UPC: 714298322279

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