Tennessee Blues

Bukka White

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Tennessee Blues Review

by Thomas Ward

This single-disc release collects work from two giants of the blues, Bukka White and Sleepy John Estes. Although the track listing is rather odd, with some obvious choices from both artists being left out, "Tennessee Blues" is a terrific listen, and a great collection for any newcomer to these two artists. The balance is weighed slightly in the favor of Estes, and his seminal "Milk Cow Blues" and "Down South Blues" would be highlights of any blues compilation. The two artists work well together -- this is no great juxtaposition, nor was it meant to me -- they have a similar delivery, and the quality of material from both White and Estes is consistently high.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bukka White 03:02 Amazon
2 Bukka White 02:53 Amazon
3 Bukka White 03:03 Amazon
4 Bukka White 02:23 Amazon
5 Bukka White 02:51 Amazon
6 Bukka White 02:41 Amazon
7 Bukka White 02:53 Amazon
8 Bukka White 02:51 Amazon
9 Bukka White 02:38 Amazon
10 Bukka White 02:41 Amazon
11 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 02:58 Amazon
12
Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:19 Amazon
13 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:02 Amazon
14
Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:01 Amazon
15 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:09 Amazon
16 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:01 Amazon
17 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:14 Amazon
18 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:11 Amazon
19 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 02:53 Amazon
20 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 02:28 Amazon
21 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 03:08 Amazon
22 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 02:55 Amazon
23 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 02:56 Amazon
24 Bukka White feat: Sleepy John Estes 02:57 Amazon
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