Perfect Blues: 1920s, 30s, 40s Vintage Blues

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A compilaton of ‘perfect’ blues performances which encompass the traditionalism of a songster like Huddie Ledbetter (who called himself Leadbelly) and the sophistication of bebop songstress Sarah Vaughan plus plenty in between.
“Totally great listening to it at work on one ear bud, gentle enough that if phone rings I can still get my jazzy blues on. Tappin my feet all day. Thx!” Sarah Jean
“The great voice of Billie Holiday, just a great way to start the day! Thanks for taking the time to produce and save this for us, a generation, that otherwise we wouldn’t be able to appreciate such a great era” YouTube Listener

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TRACK LIST

  1. Good Morning Blues Jimmy Rushing 0:30
  2. Fine And Mellow Billie Holiday & her Orchestra 0:30
  3. Original Jelly Roll Blues Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 0:30
  4. Beale Street Blues Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang 0:31
  5. Nobody Knows You When You're D Bessie Smith 0:30
  6. Potato Head Blues Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven 0:31
  7. Backwater Blues Leadbelly 0:30
  8. Stormy Weather Kay Starr 0:30
  9. Fats Waller's Original E-Flat Fats Waller & His Rhythm 0:30
  10. Blues In The Night Jimmie Lunceford 0:30
  11. St Louis Blues Maxine Sullivan 0:30
  12. Swingin' The Blues Benny Carter 0:30
  13. Freight Train Blues Trixie Smith 0:30
  14. What Did I Do To Be So) Black Louis Armstrong 0:30
  15. I'm Down In The Dumps Bessie Smith 0:31
  16. To To Blues Joe Venuti's Blue Four 0:30
  17. Hesitation Blues Nat Gonella & His Georgians 0:30
  18. Red Onion Blues Johnny Dodds 0:30
  19. Early In The Morning Louis Jordan 0:31
  20. I Love My Man Billie Holiday 0:30
  21. Blues On Parade Woody Herman 0:31
  22. Lover Man Sarah Vaughan 0:30
  23. Harvard Blues Count Basie 0:31

FEATURES

  • Beautiful, Timeless, And Nostalgic Blues
  • A Great Playlist For Background Music
  • Featuring Hot Trumpet Man Nat Gonella; Britain’s Louis Armstrong
  • And the Gifted Bessie Smith, Who Was Known As The ‘Empress Of The Blues’
  • Listen To Carinetist Johnny Dodds On ‘Potato Head Blues’
  • Producing Some Of The Most Intense And Heartfelt Blues Playing On Record
COVER NOTES

What is it about the blues?  How can one explain the potency of this apparently simple musical form?   A key factor in jazz, the blues gene also zigzags through rock and soul, and is a significant influence on country ‘n’ western and reggae, too.   Certainly, jazz musicians have no doubt of the continuing efficacy of the blues form, with successive generations of jazzmen obtaining creative sustenance from the time-honoured 12-bar structure.  They love the tone qualities and timbre peculiar to blues expression.

One who makes ample use of the blues in his new compositions is prominent trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who often reminds us that Duke Ellington, too, was a man who never lost his affinity for the blues.  As if to illustrate this, there’s a story credited to the late Basie band vocalist Joe Williams.  “If ever Duke came into a club,” he said, “you just waited ‘til he stood up to go, put his coat on and got to the door, and then you started to sing a blues.   Duke would just turn around and he’d be back at his table straight away.”

REVIEWS

1 review for Perfect Blues: 1920s, 30s, 40s Vintage Blues

  1. Clifton G, YouTube

    I’ve been looking for the genre that brings the most peace to hear as of lately due to the current status of modern music, and I can honestly say I needed this blast from the past.

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