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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Blue 88s: Unreleased Piano Blues Gems 1938-1942
Format: CD
Catalog Number:19001
Barcode:725543190123 itemnumber=1000120521
Price: Pre-Order  $13.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BLUES
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
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Blue 88s is an amazing collection of piano blues recorded between 1938-1942 for the Columbia and Okeh labels. 15 of the 17 tracks are previously unreleased gems that showcase some of the premier blues pianists and vocalists of the era: Curtis Jones, Roosevelt Sykes, Willie "Boodle It" Right and Poor Boy Burke. Includes a 20 page booklet with a detailed essay by Mark Humphrey on the history and popularity of the piano, and blues pianists in particular, plus the lyrics to all the songs. The legendary Roosevelt Sykes a.k.a. "The Honeydripper" is represented on this compilation with 12 tracks, 10 of them previously unissued while Curtis Jones and Poor Boy Burke have 2 each while Willie "Boodle It" Right has 1. Nimble fingers, knowing voices and earthy lyrics abound on this collection. •"Blues is to music what salt is to food" - Roosevelt Sykes

Track Listing
My Blues Is Risin' - Curtis Jones

Xmas Blues - Willie "Boodle It" Right

Levee Side Blues - Curtis Jones

Your Loving Ways - Poor Boy Burke

Bad Condition Blues - Poor Boy Burke

Mellow Queen Swing - Roosevelt Sykes

Floating Power Blues - Roosevelt Sykes

Make Up Your Mind - Roosevelt Sykes

Training Camp Blues - Roosevelt Sykes *

Back Biting Snitchers - Roosevelt Sykes

You Got To Run Me Down - Roosevelt Sykes

From The Cradle To The Grave - Roosevelt Sykes

Motherless Child - Roosevelt Sykes

Sugar Babe Blues - Roosevelt Sykes *

The World Is Upside Down - Roosevelt Sykes

I Got You Figured Out - Roosevelt Sykes

You Done Got Hip - Roosevelt Sykes

 * Previously Issued

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