classic blues

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“Kind Hearted Woman Blues” by Robert Johnson

Single (1936)

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ELMORE JAMES - BLUES MASTERS WORKS (FULL CD)

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blistering slide guitar…for those who dont know. Great classics. Enjoy!

track list:

00:00 Dust My Broom
02:43 It Hurts Me Too 
05:46 (I Must Have) Done Somebody Wrong 
08:04 Sho’ Nuff I Do 
10:54 Baby What’s Wrong? 
13:46 Blues Before Sunrise 
16:25 The Sky Is Crying 
19:12 Stranger Blues 
22:24 Look On Yonder Wall 
24:49 Knocking At Your Door 
27:24 Make My Dreams Come True 
29:58 Cry For Me Baby 
32:41 Rollin’ And Tumblin' 
35:13 Wild About You 
38:29 Happy Home 
41:10 Late Hours At Midnight 
43:49 Sunny Land 
47:04 Dark And Dreary 
49:54 I Can’t Hold Out 
52:13 Country Boogie 
54:55 Can’t Stop Lovin' 
57:16 Please Find My Baby 
60:19 Hand In Hand 
63:02 Early In The Morning 
65:47 I Believe

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CultureSOUL: “Black, Brown and White” - Big Bill Broonzy (1951) 

One of the great but lesser-known protest songs of the 20th century, this became one of Broonzy’s most well-known tunes. I rarely post the lyrics for an entire song but these are important. This is the voice (and pain) of a middle-aged African American man half way through the 20th century. Nearly 100 years after Slavery

This little song that I’m singin’ about
People you know it’s true
If you’re black and gotta work for a living now
This is what they will say to you

They said if you was white should be all right
If you was brown stick around
But as you black, oh brother
Get back, get back, get back

I was in a place one night
They was all having fun
They was all buyin’ beer and wine
But they would not sell me none

They said if you was white should be all right
If you was brown stick around
But as you’re black, oh brother
Get back, get back, get back

I went to an employment office
Got a number ‘n’ I got in line
They called everybody’s number
But they never did call mine

They said if you was white should be all right
If you was brown stick around
But as you black, oh brother
Get back, get back, get back

Me and a man was workin’ side by side
This is what it meant
They was paying him a dollar an hour
And they was paying me fifty cent

They said if you was white should be all right
If you was brown stick around
But as you black, oh brother
Get back, get back, get back

I helped built this country
And I fought for it too
Now I guess that you can see
What a black man have to do

They said if you was white should be all right
If you was brown stick around
But as you’s black, oh brother
Get back, get back, get back

I hope to win sweet victory
With my little plough and hoe
Now I want you to tell me brother
What you gonna do about the old Jim Crow?

Now if you was white should be all right
If you was brown stick around
But if you black, oh brother
Get back, get back, get back

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T-Bone Walker ~ Shufflin’ The Blues