Washboard Sam - Collection: 1935-53 (CD)


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Washboard Sam was probably the most famous exponent of the Washboard

In the history of the blues, Washboard Sam (real name Robert Brown) was probably the best known exponent of that most basic, but in the 1920s and '30s almost universal, percussion rhythm instrument, the washboard. He was purported to be Big Bill Broonzy's half-brother, but whether he was or not, he performed and recorded with Broonzy in Chicago in the pre-electric era of the '30s and '40s, along with a coterie of other noted performers based in the city - Buster Bennett, Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon, Roosevelt Sykes and others. This 3-CD collection is a selected overview of the 250 or so recordings he made during the two decades of his primary career - unable to make the transition to the electric era, he retired to become a Chicago policeman before making a comeback in the blues revival of the '60s. It's a great value 75-track 3-CD set, presenting some of the most entertaining acoustic blues you could wish to hear -some sniffy critics have dismissed have dismissed him as 'hokum', but there is much marvellous stuff in this anthology.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • (Mama) Don't 'Low
  • Jesse James Blues (as Ham Gravy)
  • Who Pumped The Wind In My Doughnut
  • You Done Tore Your Playhouse Down
  • I'm A Prowlin' Groudhog
  • Don't Tear My Clothes
  • The Big Boat
  • Mixed-up Blues
  • Razor Cuttin' Man
  • I Love All My Women
  • Big Woman
  • Easy Ridin' Mama
  • Back Door Blues
  • We Gonna Move
  • I'm On My Way Blues
  • Beer Garden Blues
  • Ladies' Man
  • Tow Boat Blues
  • Barbeque
  • Mountain Blues
  • Phantom Black Snake
  • Yellow, Black And Brown
  • I'm Gonna Keep My Hair Parted In The Middle
  • Save it For Me
Disc 2:
  • Jumpin' Rooster
  • Bucket's Got A Hole In It
  • Walkin' In My Sleep
  • Washboard Swing
  • I Believe I'll Make Change
  • That Will Get it
  • Booker T Blues
  • Diggin' My Potatoes
  • I Love My Baby
  • Good Old Easy Street
  • Wasn't He Bad
  • Jersey Cow Blues
  • Don't Fool With Me
  • So Early In The Morning
  • Why You Do That To Me
  • Morning Dove Blues
  • Dissatisfied Blues
  • Good Luck Blues
  • Ain't You Comin' Out Tonight
  • My Feet Jumped Salty
  • Flying Crow Blues
  • Levee Camp Blues
  • I'm Feeling Low Down
  • She Belongs To The Devil
  • Evil Blues
  • Get Down Brother
Disc 3:
  • Lover's Lane Blues
  • Let Me Play Your Vendor
  • Gonna Hit The Highway
  • I've Been Treated Wrong
  • Down South Woman Blues
  • Good Old Cabbage Greens
  • River Hip Mama
  • How Can You Love Me
  • Rockin' My Blues Away
  • Do That Shake Dance
  • Don't Have To Sing The Blues
  • I Get The Blues At Bedtime
  • Red River Dam Blues
  • Ain't That A Shame
  • You Can't Have None Of That
  • I Just Can't Help It
  • Soap And Water Blues
  • You Can't Make The Grade
  • Maybe You'll Love Me
  • Motherless Child Blues
  • Bright Eyes
  • Little City Woman
  • Shirt Tail
  • By Myself

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Blues

Language: English

Run Time: 230 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 05/06/14

UPC: 824046903824

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