Tuesday, June 14, 2011

VA – Natural Blues


Natural Blues

Label:Wrasse Records
Catalog#:WRASS 020
Format:CD, Compilation
Bessie Jones

Vera Hall

01 Bessie Jones – Sometimes
02 Vera Hall – Trouble So Hard
03 Howlin' Wolf – Smokestack Lightning
04 Boy Blue, Willie Jones, Joe Lee – Joe Lee's Rock
05 Lowell Fulson – Reconsider Baby
06 Sonny Boy Williamson – Help Me
07 Little Walter – My Babe
08 Vera Hall – Boll Weevil Holler
09 Tommy Tucker – High Heeled Sneakers
10 Little Milton – We're Gonna Make It
11 John Lee Hooker – I'm In The Mood
12 Boy Blue – Boogie Children
13 Mississippi Fred McDowell – Shake 'Em On Down  
14 Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
15 Albert King – Searchin' For A Woman
16 Koko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle
17 Jimmy Rogers – Walking By Myself  
18 Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
19 B.B. King – Confessin' The Blues
20 Willie Dixon – Walkin' The Blues
21 Buddy Guy – First Time I Met The Blues  
22 Louis Jordan – Slow Down
23 Otis Rush – So Many Roads, So Many Trains
24 Etta James – I'd Rather Go Blind
25 Bessie Jones – Go To Sleep Little Baby
26 Vera Hall – Death Have Mercy

The backbone of the hugely successful album "Play", the tracks where Moby has sampled from the artists Bessie Jones, Vera Hall and Boy Blue characterise the album and all are contained here in their original form.To compliment this, the 26 track album is a celebration of the best of Blues from John Lee Hookers "I’m in the mood" and Etta James "I’d rather go blind" to the likes of Muddy Waters "Mannish Boy" and Buddy Guy "The First Time I Met The Blues". [discogs]

Take It HERE
Natural Blues here

Review album [allmusic]

Natural Blues **** Blues compilation including the originals sampled by Moby on his number one album Play.
Now here's a neat idea. We get Vera hall's chillingly powerful original of Trouble So Hard ( the source of Moby's hit, Natural Blues), recorded in a field by Alan John Lomax in the 1930's, the equally ancient Joe Lee's Rock by Boy Blue and Willie Jones, which Moby samples on Find My Baby and another Lomax field recording on Sometimes by Bessie Jones, which forms the basis for Honey on Moby's two-million-selling album. To complement thsese are no less than 23 other blue originals, all bonafide classics, too. No record collection should be without Howlin Wolf's Smokestack Lightning, Sonny Boy Williamson's Help Me. [Uncut - August edition]

John Lomax
Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the Deep South of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound.The blues genre is based on the blues form but possesses other characteristics such as specific lyrics, bass lines and instruments. Blues can be subdivided into several subgenres ranging from country to urban blues that were more or less popular during different periods of the 20th century. Best known are the Delta, Piedmont, Jump and Chicago blues styles. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues-rock evolved.
The term "the blues" refers to the "blue devils", meaning melancholy and sadness; an early use of the term in this sense is found in George Colman's one-act farce Blue Devils (1798).Though the use of the phrase in African-American music may be older, it has been attested to since 1912, when Hart Wand's "Dallas Blues" became the first copyrighted blues composition.In lyrics the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood.[wiki]

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Μου'ρθε όταν άκουγα τον Moby μερικές μέρες πριν...Φαντάζομαι τα μούτρα των νεότερων όταν καταλάβουν ποια κομμάτια χρησιμοποίησε ο Moby για τον δίσκο του Play...
και πόσο δυνατά φαντάζουν αυτά στην πρωτότυπη μορφή τους.Το cd βέβαια έχει πολλά παραπάνω, μια συλλογή τυφλοσούρτης κάπως για όποιον θέλει να ψάξει το πράγμα λίγο παραπάνω.Καλή ακρόαση

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