Kansas City Blues collects 16 tracks Jim Jackson recorded between 1927 and 1929. This music is country music that has strong ties to minstrel and medicine show music, and may sound dated to some listeners. Nevertheless, the title track is one of the first great blues singles, and that alone makes the collection necessary listening for serious blues fans, even if Document's three-volume set will be of greater interest to historians. The curious will be better served by this concise compilation.
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