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Detroit Blues Rarities, Vol. 3: Blues Screamers & Gospel Moaners

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A great collection of some of the musicians who frequented the clubs, bars, and churches in 1950s Detroit, when the blues scene and the city itself were both thriving. Originally put on tape by the legendary Joe Von Battle, who owned a record label and store, and even sang some himself, the P-Vine-compiled Detroit Blues Rarities, Vol. 3: Blues Screamers & Gospel Moaners! includes tracks from artists like Tye Tongue Hanley, Brother Will Hairston, Lena Hall, and Washboard Willie, among others. The album is the kind of thing that makes you sad that these artists weren't remembered very well, and that these tracks are considered rarities, because there's a lot of excellent, emotive, passionate stuff here, enough to thoroughly interest any blues fan.

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