Down Home Blues: Miami, Atlanta & The South Eastern States: Blues In The Alley (CD)

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Blues In The Alley features artists influential in continuing/developing the traditions of the blues in the southeast.

Wienerworld is proud and excited to present to you the fifth box set in our unmissable Down Home Blues series, exploring the unique regions of the black American blues scene.

Blues In The Alley features 29 artists that were influential in continuing and developing the traditions of the blues in the southeast. This release includes early down home blues recordings from none other than Ray Charles, before his climb to fame with his bigger sounding jazz-tinged blues. Alongside this, there are early recordings from Earl Hooker and Jerry McCain, two exceptionally gifted musicians who were always left on the cusp of success. Don't forget to check out the first recordings from Frank Edwards, who captivated audiences with his rack-mounted harmonica guitar one man band style, from the 1940s right up to his last years of performing and recording in 2003.

Down Home Blues: Miami, Atlanta & The South Eastern States is a three CD set, packaged in a deluxe digipak with outer slipcase, featuring 83 tracks, all of them superbly remastered. This collection has been collated thanks to the generous help of blues collectors from both sides of the Atlantic, with rare recordings that are for the first time made available for listening via today's compact disc medium.

An outstanding 78-page book, featuring a 15,000-word essay by blues historian Chris Bentley, accompanies the release. Rare period photographs illustrate the essay throughout with a complete sessionography and extensive gallery of original 78 and 45 record labels.

Blues In The Alley is a close companion to Wienerworld's Tough Enough collection (WNRCD5104), with both sets dovetailing the post-war blues from America's north and southeastern states. The southeastern states were known as slow starters in having record companies to start up to record, produce and distribute the artistes that were performing on their own doorsteps after the Second World War.


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Bonus Materials

  • Outer slipcase and 78-page book


Cast & Crew


Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Frank Edwards - Sweet Man Blues
  • Frank Edwards - Three Woman Blues
  • Curley Weaver - Brown Skin Woman
  • Curley Weaver - She Don't Treat Me Good No More
  • Curley Weaver - I Keep On Drinkin'
  • David Wylie - Baby You Don't Mean Me No Good
  • David Wylie - Baby, You're Gonna Change My Mind
  • Frank Edwards - Terraplane Blues
  • Frank Edwards - We Got To Get Together
  • Poor Jim - Spots Boogie
  • Poor Jim - Brand New Woman
  • John Lee - Baby Please Don't Go
  • John Lee - Slappin' The Boogie
  • Frank Edwards - Love My Baby
  • Frank Edwards - Gotta Get Together
  • Poor Jim - She Fooled Me
  • Poor Jim - Rubber Ball Blues
  • Marylin Scott (Marylyn Scott) - The Monkey Song
  • John Ferguson - John Henry Boogie
  • Rudy Greene - No Good Woman Blues
  • Rudy Greene - Florida Blues
  • Richard Armstrong - Gene Nobles Boogie (Instrumental)
  • Richard Armstrong - Gene Nobles Blues (Instrumental)
  • Marylin Scott (Marylyn Scott) - Beer Bottle Boogie
  • Marylin Scott (Marylyn Scott) - Uneasy Blues
  • John Bullard - Ain't I Got You
  • John Bullard - Bonus Blues
Disc 2:
  • Ray Charles - Guitar Blues (Instrumental)
  • Ray Charles - Why Did You Go
  • Earl Hooker - Shake 'em Up (Instrumental)
  • Earl Hooker - Race Track (Instrumental)
  • Charlie Harding - Train Porter Blues
  • Charlie Harding - I'm A Man Of Experience
  • John Bullard - Help Me To Find My Right Mind
  • John Bullard - Western Union Blues
  • John Bullard - Spoiled Hambone Blues
  • Willie Baker (C. B. Baker) - Skin To Skin
  • Willie Baker (C. B. Baker) - Goin' Back Home
  • Charlie Harding - Moonrise Blues (Instrumental)
  • Charlie Harding - Peach Tree Boogie (Instrumental)
  • Earl Hooker - Happy Blues (Instrumental)
  • Earl Hooker - Blue Guitar Blues
  • Willie Baker (W. C. Baker) - I Went Back Home
  • Willie Baker (W. C. Baker) - Kenny's Hop (Instrumental)
  • Willie Baker (W. C. Baker) - Going Back Home Today
  • Jerry McCain - Middle Of The Night
  • Jerry McCain - Crazy 'bout That Mess
  • Jerry McCain - Fall Guy
  • Tommy Malone - I'm Wading In Deep Water
  • Tommy Malone - It's Been So Long
  • Bill Reese - Whiskey, Ol' Whiskey
  • Bill Reese - I Gotta Find My Baby
  • Jimmy Wilson - Alley Blues
  • Jimmy Wilson - Poor, Poor Lover
  • Jimmy Wilson - Alley Blues (Alternate Version)
Disc 3:
  • Earl Hooker - Sweet Angel
  • Earl Hooker - After Hours (Instrumental)
  • Jimmy Wilson - I've Found Out
  • Jimmy Wilson - Blues In The Alley
  • Eddie Hope - A Fool No More
  • Eddie Hope - Lost Child
  • Robert Willis - You're Mine
  • Robert Willis - Never Let Me Go
  • Shorty Long - Redstone John
  • Sonny Boy Williams - Alice Mae Blues
  • Crook Jr - Wiggle It Baby
  • Crook Jr - Please Believe Me Darling
  • Rudy Greene - Oh Baby
  • Dan Harrison - Piney Brown Blues
  • Dan Harrison - Straighten Up Juice Head
  • Johnny Shaw - May's Shuffle
  • Johnny Shaw - Any May
  • Clifford King - Chicken Shack Boogie
  • Clifford King - Want To Jump With You Baby
  • Leroy Dallas - Sweet Man Blues
  • Leroy Dallas - She Caught The M & O
  • Danny Boy Thomas - Kokomo Me Baby
  • Danny Boy Thomas - Wild Women
  • Jerry McCain - She's Tough
  • Jerry McCain - Steady (Instrumental)
  • Willie Brown - Cut It Out
  • Willie Brown - Do It Like That (Instrumental)
  • Willie Brown - Tell Me Why Love Don't Last

Additional Details

Label: Wienerworld

Genre: Blues

Language: English

Run Time: 230 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 12/18/20

UPC: 5018755511219

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