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Album: Hollywood Blues: Classic West Coast Blues 1947-1953 [Box]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Far East Blues
2)    Soldier Boy Houston Blues
3)    Quinsella - Sonny Boy Johnson
4)    Pretty Woman - Mac Willis
5)    Got Them Blues - Sonny Boy Holmes
6)    When I Get in This House Woman
7)    Model T Boogie - James Tisdom
8)    Hurry Hurry Baby
9)    Rampart Street Blues, Pt. 1
10)    Shakin' the Boogie - Beverly Scott
11)    T.P. Railer - Black Diamond
12)    Black Snake Blues
13)    Skin & Bone - Little Son Willis
14)    New Orleans Blues [Tk 1] - (take)
15)    Little Machine
16)    TNT Woman
17)    Leavin' Korea
18)    Hollywood Blues
19)    I'm Going Upstairs - Big Son Tillis
20)    Alla Blues - R. Green & Turner
21)    Last Affair Blues - James Tisdom
22)    Night Working Woman
23)    Drinking My Last Drink
24)    Southern California Blues
25)    Tricky Woman Blues - Slim Green
26)    Old Hen
1)    Winehead Swing
2)    Central Avenue Blues - R. Green & Turner
3)    Last Pair of Shoes
4)    Lonesome Blues - Black Diamond
5)    Trailway Bus Station
6)    At the Station Crying
7)    Worryin' Blues - John Hogg
8)    Swimming Pool Blues
9)    I Got a Latter
10)    Harlem Blues
11)    Brownskin Woman
12)    Rampart Street Blues, Pt. 2
13)    Everything I Do Is Wrong
14)    Desert Blues
15)    Penitentiary Blues, Pt. 1 - Smokey Hogg
16)    Penitentiary Blues, Pt. 2
17)    Operator Blues - Little Son Willis
18)    New Orleans Blues [Tk 2] - (take)
19)    Throw This Poor Dog a Bone - James Tisdom
20)    Baby I Love You - Slim Green
21)    Walking and Crying Blues
22)    Big Timing Woman
23)    Howling Wolf - Mac Willis
24)    Come and Go with Me
25)    Little Girl Blues
26)    Old Hen
27)    Hollywood Blues [Fragment]
 
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Performer Notes
  • Liner Note Author: Neil Slaven.
  • Recording information: Los Angeles (04/15/1952); Oakland (04/15/1952); San Francisco (04/15/1952); Los Angeles (1947-1953); Oakland (1947-1953); San Francisco (1947-1953); Los Angeles (1948); Oakland (1948); San Francisco (1948).
  • The Second World War and its immediate wake meant an exodus to California of folks from all over the country looking for work in the powerful war industries -- and a place in the sunshiny California American Dream. Some of these immigrants were professional and semi-professional musicians, and they helped fuel California's newly emerging recording industry. But sunshine can give you the blues on occasion, apparently, and this two-disc, 53-track set from JSP Records collects rare and priceless examples of early West Coast blues cut between 1947 and 1953. Selected and annotated by Neil Slaven, it makes for a fascinating glimpse at a specific time, place, and sound. ~ Steve Leggett
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