Various Artists

Masters of Memphis Blues

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JSP's Masters of Memphis Blues compiles four CDs of performances by Furry Lewis, Stokes & Sane, Gus Cannon as Banjo Joe, Frank Stokes, Allen Shaw, Robert Wilkins, and Little Buddy Doyle. It's hard to go wrong with these 101 recordings cut between 1927 and 1939. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative, listing personnel and dates and providing concise histories without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus, this is a budget-priced set, making it highly recommended, especially for the blues novice.

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:55 Spotify
2 3:30 Spotify
3 3:33 Spotify
4 3:38 Spotify
5 2:54 Spotify
6 2:38 Spotify
7
3:06 Spotify
8
2:38 Spotify
9
3:24 Spotify
10
3:03 Spotify
11
3:33 Spotify
12
3:07 Spotify
13
3:15 Spotify
14
2:52 Spotify
15
2:58 Spotify
16
2:53 Spotify
17
3:11 Spotify
18
2:40 Spotify
19
2:37 Spotify
20 2:37 Spotify
21 2:32 Spotify
22
2:34 Spotify
23
2:53 Spotify
24
2:36 Spotify
25
2:42 Spotify
26
2:40 Spotify
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