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HISTORY OF THE BLUES GUITAR

Blues is a wholly American music form, and as the steel-string flat-top acoustic guitar was a product of European immigrants into the United States, the two were destined to be synonymous with one another. The portability of the guitar and its closeness in tone and volume to the human voice also made it the obvious choice of the lone, travelling musician.

01 Mouse Ear Blues Cliff Carlisle 3:07

02 Crossroad Blues Robert Johnson 2:40

03 Denver Blues Tampa Red 2:56

04 Mean Old World T Bone Burnett 2:54

05 Short Haired Woman Lightnin’ Hopkins 2:23

06 Saturday Night Rub Big Bill Broonzy 2:55

07 Atlanta Strut Blind Willie McTell 3:09

08 I’ll Go With Her Blues Robert Wilkins 3:06

09 Down The Road Blues Charlie Patton 2:58

10 Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Blind Willie Johnson 3:20

11 Away Down The Alley Blues Lonnie Johnson 2:51

12 Fare Thee Well Blues Joe Callicott 3:10

13 I’m So Glad Skip James 2:50

14 Packin’ Trunk Lead Belly 2:55

15 A Blues Scrapper Blackwell 3:04

16 Black Snake Moon Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:52

17 Southern Rag Blind Blake 2:53

18 One Way Gal William Moore 3:16

19 Three O Clock Blues B B King 3:01

20 I’m In The Mood John Lee Hooker 3:05

Total Playing Time: 59:25

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