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Big Joe Williams was the epitome of the rambling, wandering itinerant bluesman so romanticised in the early days of blues discovery and record collecting. He rambled across the United States from coast to coast in the 1920s and '30s. This 2CD collection features many of his most famous recordings in the post war years. His most famous composition was "Baby Please Don't Go" eventually a major pop hit for Belfast's blues rockers, Them in the UK and later for Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes in America. The really exciting attraction of this compilation is the CD debut of the 8 tracks he recorded with Chicago pianist Erwin Helfer in 1957. These 8 tracks only ever appeared on two very rare UK Eps on the Collector label. This overview of Joe's career goes on to embrace his career in the 60s when he became a popular performer on the global blues network. Fully detailed liner notes.
Big Joe Williams was the epitome of the rambling, wandering itinerant bluesman so romanticised in the early days of blues discovery and record collecting. He rambled across the United States from coast to coast in the 1920s and '30s. This 2CD collection features many of his most famous recordings in the post war years. His most famous composition was "Baby Please Don't Go" eventually a major pop hit for Belfast's blues rockers, Them in the UK and later for Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes in America. The really exciting attraction of this compilation is the CD debut of the 8 tracks he recorded with Chicago pianist Erwin Helfer in 1957. These 8 tracks only ever appeared on two very rare UK Eps on the Collector label. This overview of Joe's career goes on to embrace his career in the 60s when he became a popular performer on the global blues network. Fully detailed liner notes.
604988313420

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Format: CD
Label: JSMR
Rel. Date: 11/22/2019
UPC: 604988313420

Original Ramblin' Bluesman, 1945-1961
Artist: Big Williams Joe
Format: CD
New: Available In Store $15.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. His Spirit Lives on
2. Baby Please Don't Go
3. Stack of Dollars
4. Mellow Apples
5. Wild Cow Moan
6. P Vine Blues
7. Bad and Weak Hearted Blues
8. King Biscuit Stomp
9. I'm a Highway Man 1
10. Banta Rooster Blues 1
11. Mean Stepfather Blues 1
12. House Lady Blues 1
13. Don't You Leave Me Here 1
14. Jivin' Woman 1
15. She's a Married Woman 1
16. Mama Don't Allow Me 1
17. Delta Blues 1
18. Over Hauling Blues 1
19. Whistling Pines 2
20. Friends and Pals 2
21. Juanita 2
22. She Left Me a Mule 2
23. Bad Heart Blues 2
24. Baby Please Don't Go 2
25. Ride in My New Car with Me 2
26. Rather Be Sloppy Drunk 2
27. Cottage Grove Blues 2
28. Goin' Back 2
29. My Baby Left 3
30. King's Highway 3
31. Lula Mae 3
32. All I Want Is My Train Fare Home 3
33. I'm Talkin' About You 3
34. Joe Williams' Blues 3
35. Don't Leave Me Here 3
36. Cow Cow Blues 3
37. Crawlin' King Snake 3
38. I May Be Wrong 3
39. Keep A-Knockin' 4
40. Cottage Grove 4
41. Meet Me in the Bottom 4
42. Bessemer Baby 4
43. Baby Please Don't Go (Highway 49) 4
44. Shake Your Boogie 4
45. Jump Baby Jump 4
46. Mean Mistreater 4
47. Prison Bound 4
48. Whistlin' Pines 4
49. Bluebird Blues 5
50. Elevate Me Baby 5
51. T.B. Blues 5
52. King Biscuit Stomp No 2 5
53. Rootin' Ground Hog

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Big Joe Williams was the epitome of the rambling, wandering itinerant bluesman so romanticised in the early days of blues discovery and record collecting. He rambled across the United States from coast to coast in the 1920s and '30s. This 2CD collection features many of his most famous recordings in the post war years. His most famous composition was "Baby Please Don't Go" eventually a major pop hit for Belfast's blues rockers, Them in the UK and later for Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes in America. The really exciting attraction of this compilation is the CD debut of the 8 tracks he recorded with Chicago pianist Erwin Helfer in 1957. These 8 tracks only ever appeared on two very rare UK Eps on the Collector label. This overview of Joe's career goes on to embrace his career in the 60s when he became a popular performer on the global blues network. Fully detailed liner notes.
        
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