Sunday, February 28

The Travelling Record Man

"The bulky title of this disc was sparked by its documentation of recordings assembled by Joe Bihari of Modern Records on scouting trips through the South for talent between 1948 and 1953. ... Just two of the names on this 24-track anthology are famous: Howlin' Wolf, represented by an audition acetate of 'Riding in the Moonlight' (first issued in 1991), and Elmore James, whose two cuts appeared on an Ace box set in 1993. ... This is raw, Southern, just-post-World War II blues, caught in its transition from its rural roots to something more electric and citified. ... The fidelity is imperfect, as many of the tracks were taken from acetates or 78s, but has been cleaned up considerably by modern technology."
Ace Records
Blues On Stage
YouTube: Baby Face Turner - Blue Serenade, Drifting Slim - My Sweet Woman, Charley Booker - No Ridin' Blues, Howling Wolf - Riding In The Moonlight, Smokey Hogg - I'm Gonna Find Your Trick, Cairo Blues - Lil' Son Jackson, Joe Hill Louis - Good Morning Little Angel, Tiny Webb - Tiny's Down Home, Sunny Blair - Please Send My Baby Back Home, Elmore James - My Baby's Gone, Calvin Frazer - Rock house, Willie Nix - Lonesome Bedroom Blues, Rambling On My Mind - Robert Johnson