Tampa Red

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 10 (1938-1939)

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Over ten years into Tampa Red's career and ten discs into their voluminous, multi-decade-spanning series of Complete Recorded Works, Document continued as strong as ever. These 22 tracks, recorded from mid-1938 to late 1939, embrace blues, rhythm tunes, and an occasional novelty like "Booze Head Woman" or "I Got a Big Surprise for You." As on previous volumes, collectors and serious blues fans will have the most interest in this completist format; everything from poor fidelity to chronological sequencing and a lengthy running time will prevent casual listeners from enjoying the entire proceedings.

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