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Format: CD
Sku: 202459719
UPC: 602498692462
UPC 14: 00602498692462
Release Date: 4/11/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues ~ Bukka White
2. Baby Please Don't Go ~ Bukka White
3. New Orleans Streamiline ~ Bukka White
4. Parchman Farm Blues ~ Bukka White
5. Poor Boy Long Ways From Home ~ Bukka White
6. Remembrance Of Charlie Patton ~ Bukka White
7. Shake 'Em On Down ~ Bukka White
8. I Am The Heavenly Way ~ Bukka White
9. Atlanta Special, The ~ Bukka White
10. Drunk Man Blues ~ Bukka White
11. Army Blues ~ Bukka White
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Bukka White (vocals, guitar, piano).
Muze PNote Booker White (his name was misspelled on the label for Shake 'Em on Down when it was issued on Vocalion in 1937, and it stuck) turned his vigorous guitar style, heavy voice, and considerable songwriting abilities into 20 classic blues tracks between 1930 and 1940. Then, following a last session for Vocalion in 1940 when he recorded the striking and passionate group of songs on which his reputation rests (including the ultimately revelatory "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues"), White effectively dropped off the public radar. Until 1963, that is, when graduate students and blues fans John Fahey and Ed Denson sent a letter addressed to "Bukka White, Old Blues Singer, c/o General Delivery, Aberdeen, MS," in an effort to locate the man who had recorded a 78 rpm called "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues" some 20 years earlier. Amazingly, the letter actually reached White, who was still alive, although he had since moved from Mississippi to Memphis. The two budding blues scholars rushed to Memphis to meet him, recording the songs found on this collection one afternoon in the singer's room. These historic recordings. released as The Sonet Blues Story, reveal that White's robust guitar playing and his gruff, thundering voice had lost none of their vitality in the intervening years, and the bluesman delivers impassioned versions of some of his key tunes, including "Shake 'Em on Down," and the song that led to his rediscovery, "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues." White even takes a surprisingly nimble turn at the piano for "Drunk Man Blues." These sessions were originally released on Fahey's Takoma label, and although White went on to do other recording dates for small labels, he never sounded quite this intimate and impassioned again. The only minor complaint about this reissue is that the haunting version of "When Can I Change My Clothes" included here is mislabeled as "Parchman Farm Blues." Blues historian Samuel Charters eventually included these recordings in his Legacy of the Blues series, which in turn were released by a small Stockholm jazz and blues label founded in the '50s called Sonet Records. Listeners should start with White's stunning 1940 sides to get a real sense of this powerful musician, but these initial rediscovery tracks are only a notch or two less combustive, and are easily the best of White's later years. ~ Steve Leggett

Producer: Ed Denson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Jam In Memphis
Muze Music Compilations Tennessee Blues
Muze Music Compilations Down Home Country Blues Classi
Muze Music Compilations 15 Piano & Boogie Classics
Muze Music Compilations Deadwood: Music From Hbo Original Series / Tv (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Roots Of The Rolling Stones
Muze Music Compilations Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are M
Muze Music Compilations Jukebox
Muze Music Compilations Hear Me Howling Blues Ballad

Associated Artists and Works

Live: Cafe au Go Go 1965 [Slipcase] ~ James, Skip
Tennessee Blues ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/11/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0006274
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498692462

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   White,Bukka
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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