Ed Bell

Complete Recorded Works (1927-1930)

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Document's series of "complete recorded works in chronological order" has resulted not only in all of the performances being reissued of major prewar blues performers, but the work of quite a few minor personalities too. Ed Bell, a singer/guitarist from Atlanta, lived until 1966 but made all of his recordings during 1927 and 1929-1930. One of his best sessions was cut one day in September 1927, a solo date resulting in four memorable lowdown blues. Otherwise, Bell is heard as "Sluefoot Joe," "Barefoot Bill From Alabama," and on two vocal-guitar duets with Pillie Bolling. In addition, this CD has Bolling's only other recordings, two solo numbers from 1930. A collector's item of its kind, this disc will be enjoyed by fans of early country blues.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:33
2
2:45
3
2:51
4
2:45
5
2:57
6
2:59
7
3:10
8
2:08
9
2:44
10
2:55
11
2:26
12
3:10
13
2:46
14
2:36
15 2:44
16
3:07
17
3:00
18
3:06
19
3:00
20
2:58
21
2:58
22
3:01
23
2:47
24
3:05
25 3:19
26
3:00
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