Various Artists

Too Late Too Late, Vol. 4 (1892-1937)

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Too Late Too Late, Vol. 4 (1892-1937) Review

by Scott Yanow

Vol. 4 in this valuable series has a variety of selections discovered too late to be included in various "complete" reissues of top early blues artists. Actually the first two performances are in a different category altogether. Way back in 1892, American artist Louis Vasnier was recorded relating and singing "Brudder Rasmus," but unfortunately the recording quality of the cylinder is so bad that it is impossible to hear what he is saying/singing. Next up is a much more rewarding and charming guitar duo from 1915 of Southern Blues, which really fits more into Hawaiian-style music than blues. Otherwise, this disc has music from the 1925-37 period, with selections from Papa Charlie Jackson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ida May Mack, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Big Bill Broonzy, Louise Johnson, Sweet Papa Tadpole, the team of Eddie Chafer and Oscar Woods, Blind Willie McTell (two previously unreleased cuts from 1933), Peetie Wheatstraw, Sam Montgomery, Casey Bill Weldon, and Andrew Hogg. After its rough start, Vol. 4 contains quite a bit of interesting music.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Louis Vasnier 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
2
01:41 SpotifyAmazon
3
Papa Charlie Jackson 03:10 SpotifyAmazon
4
Papa Charlie Jackson 02:53
5
Papa Charlie Jackson 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
6
Papa Charlie Jackson 02:55
7 Blind Lemon Jefferson 02:29
8
Ida May Mack 03:11
9 Ida May Mack 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
10
Georgia Tom 03:06 SpotifyAmazon
11
Big Bill & Cool Tones 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
12
Big Bill & Cool Tones 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
13 Louise Johnson 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
14
Sweet Papa Tadpole 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
15
Sweet Papa Tadpole 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
16
Eddie & Oscar 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
17
Eddie & Oscar 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
18 Blind Willie McTell 02:51
19 Blind Willie McTell 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
20
Peetie Wheatstraw 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
21
Sam Montgomery 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
22
Casey Bill Weldon 03:06
23
Andrew Hogg 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
24
Andrew Hogg 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
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