Various Artists

New Orleans Guitar

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JSP's New Orleans Guitar compiles four CDs of performances by Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, and T-Bone Walker. It's hard to go wrong with these 102 recordings cut between 1947 and 1955. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and a concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set, making it highly recommended, especially for the blues novice.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
2:42
2
2:35
3
2:14
4
2:45
5
2:53
6
2:24
7
2:22
8
2:20
9
2:28
10
2:20
11
2:27
12
2:47
13
2:22
14 2:42
15 2:27
16 2:16
17
2:29 Spotify
18 2:33
19 2:30
20 2:27
21
2:17
22 2:26
23 2:12
24
2:17
25
2:37
26 2:21

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
2:26
2 2:09
3
2:32
4
2:33
5 2:21
6 2:21
7
2:37
8 2:16
9 2:43
10 2:18
11 2:51
12 2:06
13
2:13
14 2:45
15
2:47
16 2:22
17 2:11
18 2:24
19 2:35
20 2:29
21 2:33
22
2:55
23
3:05
24
2:54
25
2:24

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:15 Spotify
2 2:33 Spotify
3 2:44 Spotify
4 2:12 Spotify
5 3:02 Spotify
6 2:30 Spotify
7 3:02 Spotify
8 2:11 Spotify
9 3:04 Spotify
10 2:22 Spotify
11
2:56 Spotify
12
2:16 Spotify
13
2:30 Spotify
14
2:15 Spotify
15
2:36 Spotify
16
2:07 Spotify
17
2:40 Spotify
18
2:18 Spotify
19
2:30 Spotify
20
2:23 Spotify
21
2:56 Spotify
22
2:23 Spotify
23
2:21 Spotify
24
2:55 Spotify
25
3:20 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
3:04
2
2:40
3
3:06
4 2:41
5 2:31
6 2:22
7
2:31
8 2:17
9
2:18
10 2:23
11 2:22
12
2:06
13 2:08
14
2:11
15
2:34
16 2:29
17
2:35
18
2:40 Spotify
19
2:10
20
2:52
21
1:57
22 2:10
23
2:37
24
2:03
25
1:59
26
2:38
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