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Sunday 13 November 2011

Blues on 78 - the album!

By popular demand - the seven shellac 78 rpm discs sent in by El Enmascarado have now been collected into LP form for downloading, complete with album art! As well as the music in mp3 format, the download contains a folder of the label shots of each side. Carefully programmed for your listening pleasure, this virtual LP will delight both the discerning connoisseur and the drink sodden. It's been played continuously on my Windows Media Player (with cross fading switched on) for the last week.

Track details are on the blog posts for each disc, so go copy and paste. Let's just sum up the "album" as a cornucopia of "real" blues, a style which was an important ingredient in the R&B scene of the 1940s and 1950s.

El Enmascarado has supplied enough shellac rips for a second volume of "Blues on 78" but before we embark on another blues session we have a rendezvous at the Pythian Temple ...

Side One
1. Rockin' With Red - Piano Red
2. Possum Hunt - Smokey Hogg
3. Off The Wall - Little Walter
4. Don't Start Me Talking - Sonny Boy Williamson
5. Boogie Chillen' - John Lee Hooker
6. Honey Honey Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
7. Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon

Side Two
1. If You're Mine - Willie Dixon
2. Tell Me Mama - Little Walter
3. Sally Mae - John Lee Hooker
4. Moonrise Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
5. Red's Boogie - Piano Red
6. Let's Get Together And Drink Some Gin - Smokey Hogg
7. All My Love In Vain - Sonny Boy Williamson

Ripped from shellac at 128 kbps by El Enmascarado

Download from here:


Anonymous said...

This is amazing . . . and on top of that the album back and front covers are beautifully done - very classy!!!

boogiewoody said...

Why thank you Marie. I've been trying to upgrade my very basic graphic skills lately, but I've still got a long way to go.

"Country" type blues and its big city equivalent has been pretty neglected on this blog in favour of jumpin' and jivin' but there were a couple of outstanding blues collections in the Joan Selects series a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

good work and thank you for bringing blues and the big sound to us.

moxnix said...

Love the shellac blues, thank you for all of your work!

The Subliminal Kid said...

This series of downhome blues posts has been most enjoyable. Even though I know it's not the main focus of Be Bop Wino, I happily anticipate the next installment. . . .

Anonymous said...

Great. Better as CD Pressings.

bluesbuddy said...

Please more,Thanks.

mirbumms said...

im so sorry but whats the pw?

boogiewoody said...


mirbumms said...

well i dont know then...

boogiewoody said...

Mirbumms - the password is used after you have downloaded the archive from either rapidshare or megaupload.

When you have saved the archive (rar file)to your PC, you will be asked for the password when you try to open the archive.

Hope that helps.

mirbumms said...

i think using 7-zip was the problem! with winrar no problem! thank you people!