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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Blue 88s: Unreleased Piano Blues Gems 1938-1942
Format: CD
Label: HI HORSE
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
 1. 
My Blues Is Risin' - Curtis Jones

 2. 
Xmas Blues - Willie "Boodle It" Right

 3. 
Levee Side Blues - Curtis Jones

 4. 
Your Loving Ways - Poor Boy Burke

 5. 
Bad Condition Blues - Poor Boy Burke

 6. 
Mellow Queen Swing - Roosevelt Sykes

 7. 
Floating Power Blues - Roosevelt Sykes

 8. 
Make Up Your Mind - Roosevelt Sykes

 9. 
Training Camp Blues - Roosevelt Sykes *

10. 
Back Biting Snitchers - Roosevelt Sykes

11. 
You Got To Run Me Down - Roosevelt Sykes

12. 
From The Cradle To The Grave - Roosevelt Sykes

13. 
Motherless Child - Roosevelt Sykes

14. 
Sugar Babe Blues - Roosevelt Sykes *

15. 
The World Is Upside Down - Roosevelt Sykes

16. 
I Got You Figured Out - Roosevelt Sykes

17. 
You Done Got Hip - Roosevelt Sykes

 * Previously Issued

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