Rory Block

Gone Woman Blues

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Subtitled "The Country Blues Collection," Rory Block sticks to what she may do better than any other contemporary player around. These cuts have all been heard scattered about on various other albums going back to High Heeled Blues from 1989; here they are pulled together into one comprehensive whole. She explores the wide variety of country-blues, and even at 69-plus minutes this disc never gets repetitive. Except for five cuts, she is unaccompanied, and when she is, it only enhances what she does. Her youngest son, Jordan Block Valdina, helps out by doing the male vocal on a stunning a cappella version of "Be Ready When He Comes." The harmonica backing by Little Annie Raines (a frequent collaborator with Paul Rishell) just perfectly walks that line of being enhancing without intruding. If you like country-blues, this is one you don't want to miss.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:10 Amazon
2 02:20 Amazon
3 03:11 Amazon
4 03:06 Amazon
5 02:34 Amazon
6 02:35 Amazon
7 03:43 Amazon
8 03:33 Amazon
9 02:41 Amazon
10 02:13 Amazon
11 02:35 Amazon
12 01:49 Amazon
13 03:20 Amazon
14 03:12 Amazon
15 02:29 Amazon
16 03:25 Amazon
17 03:19 Amazon
18 02:55 Amazon
19 02:38 Amazon
20 02:57 Amazon
21 03:05 Amazon
22 02:32 Amazon
23 02:21 Amazon
24 02:55 Amazon
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