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Prewar Country Blues is acoustic, country-blues that was recorded before World War II. It refers to a number of different of styles, including Delta Blues, Memphis Blues and jugbands, but all of them are recognizable by their acoustic instrumentation, folk songs and rural feel.

Pre-War Country Blues Artists Highlights

Big Joe Williams
Big Joe Williams
Lonnie Johnson
Lonnie Johnson
Charley Patton
Charley Patton

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Pre-War Country Blues Album Highlights

Steppin' on the Blues
Lonnie Johnson
Steppin' on the Blues
Founder of the Delta Blues [Yazoo]
Charley Patton
Founder of the Delta Blues ...
King of the Delta Blues: The Complete Recordings [Columbia/Legacy]
Robert Johnson
King of the Delta Blues: ...
Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings
Mississippi John Hurt
Avalon Blues: The Complete ...
Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937)
Memphis Minnie
Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937)
I'd Rather Be the Devil: The Legendary 1931 Session
Skip James
I'd Rather Be the Devil: ...

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Pre-War Country Blues Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Sweet Potato Blues Lonnie Johnson
Pony Blues Charley Patton
Walking Blues Robert Johnson
Frankie Mississippi John Hurt
Black Cat Blues Memphis Minnie
Devil Got My Woman Skip James
She Left Me a Mule to Ride Big Joe Williams
K.C. Moan Memphis Jug Band
Sweet Home Chicago Robert Johnson
The Razor Ball Blind Willie McTell

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