Various Artists - Rarities From The Vault

 ((Originally part of the Robert Johnson, Complete Original Masters - Centennial Edition Box Set))

Various Artists - Rarities From The Vault





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UPC: 886978738226
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No. of Discs: 2


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May 8, 2011, marked the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in a midnight bargain that has haunted the music world for three-quarters of a century. The ‘deal' brought forth Johnson's incandescent guitar technique and a run of 10-inch 78 RPM singles for the Vocalion, Oriole, Conqueror and Perfect labels recorded in San Antonio in 1936 and Dallas in 1937. Those songs have become a cornerstone of Columbia Records' identity, and they're celebrated on commemorative Centennial releases from Columbia/Legacy.

Over the years, Johnson's influence has resounded in the music of Muddy Waters ("32-20 Blues"), Elmore James ("I Believe I'll Dust My Broom"), Junior Parker ("Sweet Home Chicago"), John Hammond Jr. ("Milk Cow's Calf Blues"), the Rolling Stones ("Love In Vain," "Stop Breakin' Down Blues"), John Mayall ("Ramblin' On My Mind"), Cream ("From Four Until Late"), Eric Clapton ("Cross Road Blues"), Johnny Winter ("When You Got a Good Friend"), and others. It is by far the most empowering body of work in American history to emerge from one solitary blues figure.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Robert Johnson's birth, Columbia/Legacy pays homage to his spirit with stand-alone vinyl, CD and DVD components, including this Rarities from the Vaults, a double-CD comprising:CD One: Blues From The Victor Vault, a dozen rarely-collected 78s (i.e. 24 A-sides and B-sides) from the Victor archive by Frank Stokes, Tommy Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis, Memphis Minnie, Blind Willie McTell, and others, recorded between 1928 and 1932; and CD Two: Also Playing... 10 tracks featuring artists recorded during the same San Antonio and Dallas sessions as Robert Johnson, a musical hotpot ranging from folk and hillbilly, cowboy and Mexican to Texas Swing.

Blues from the Victor Vault
1. South Memphis Blues - Frank Stokes (1929)
2. Bunker Hill Blues - Frank Stokes (1929)
3. Dry Land Blues - Furry Lewis (1928)
4. Cannonball Blues - Furry Lewis (1928)
5. She’s Got Jordan River in Her Hips - R.T.Hanen (1931)
6. Happy Days Blues - R.T.Hanen (1931)
7. Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes (1930)
8. Sweet Mama - Sleepy John Estes (1930)
9. Fence Breakin’ Blues - Shreveport Home Wreckers (1930)
10. Home Wreckin’ Blues - Shreveport Home Wreckers (1930)
11. Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson (1928)
12. Big Fat Mama Blues - Tommy Johnson (1928)
13. Leavin’ Town - Ishman Bracey (1928)
14. The Four Day Blues - Ishman Bracey (1928)
15. I Never Told a Lie - Memphis Minnie-Kansas Joe (1930)
16. Don’t Want no Woman - Memphis Minnie-Kansas Joe (1930)
17. Real Estate Mama - Samuel “Fat” Westmoreland (unissued)
18. Dreamin’ Blues - Samuel “Fat” Westmoreland (unissued)
19. Cash Money Blues - Kaiser Clifton (1930)
20. Fort Worth and Denver Blues - Kaiser Clifton (1930)
21. Walking Blues - Charlie Kyle (1928)
22. No Baby Blues - Charlie Kyle (1928)
23. Lonesome Day Blues - Ruby Glaze & Blind Willie McTell (1932)
24. Searching the Desert for the Blues - Ruby Glaze & Blind Willie McTell (1932)

Also Playing...
1. The Engineer's Child - The Chuck Wagon Gang
2. Que piensas ti que mi amore - Andres Berlanga y Francisco Montalvo
3. Ay! Que Bonito Ojitos - Andres Berlanga y Francisco Montalvo
4. Que sera - Hermanas Barraza y Daniel Palomo
5. Muchos besos - Hermanas Barraza y Daniel Palomo
6. Tell Me Pretty Mama - Crystal Springs Ramblers
7. Down In Arkansas - Crystal Springs Ramblers
8. Breeze - Zeke illiams And His Rambling Cowboys
9. The Eyes Of Texas - The Light Crust Doughboys
10. Stay Out Of The South - The Light Crust Doughboys

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