Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE VICKSBURG–FORTY FOUR BLUES SAGA


Little Brother Montgomery • Walking Basses / Dud Low Joe /
It’s a Barrelhouse Blues / Vicksburg Blues / They Beat Me to Chicago
Roosevelt Sykes • They All Called Him “Pork Chops” • Forty-Four Blues



Recorded informally in Chicago by Paul Oliver for his book Conversation with the Blues: Little Brother Montgomery, spoken/vocal/piano; Corky Robinson, bass, 14–15 July 1960; Roosevelt Sykes, spoken/vocal/piano, 16 July 1960.

Decca LP cover: discogs

Tune in next week for “44 Blues.”

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