SOU-146034

Robert Johnson Genius of the Blues: The Complete Recordings

12,39 €

Product details

2-CD SET

This quintessential remastered 2-CD set contains all of Johnson's preserved recordings, consisting of 42 songs taped in San Antonio and Dallas, between 1936 and 1937. Originally, 24 of them were released as singles in the late 1930s by the Vocalion label. In addition, this release includes 13 alternate takes from the sessions, plus 5 songs that were recorded during the same dates but were not issued by Vocalion. Robert Johnson's complete recordings are more than just an indispensable set for any blues devotee; they constitute musical art of the highest order, whose influence on the development of numerous musical genres is incalculable.

PERSONNEL:

ROBERT JOHNSON, vocals and guitar

Recorded in San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, November 1936 - June 1937.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

CD 1: SAN ANTONIO RECORDINGS - November 1936 (Total Time: 61:07)

01 KIND HEARTED WOMAN BLUES
02 I BELIEVE I'LL DUST MY BROOM
03 SWEET HOME CHICAGO
04 RAMBLIN' ON MY MIND
05 WHEN YOU GOT A GOOD FRIEND
06 COME ON IN MY KITCHEN
07 TERRAPLANE BLUES
08 PHONOGRAPH BLUES
09 32-20 BLUES
10 THEY'RE HOT
11 DEAD SHRIMP BLUES
12 CROSS ROAD BLUES
13 WALKIN' BLUES
14 LAST FAIR DEAL GONE DOWN
15 PREACHIN' BLUES (UP JUMPED THE DEVIL)
16 IF I HAD POSSESSION OVER JUDGMENT DAY

Alternate Takes
17 KIND HEARTED WOMAN BLUES
18 RAMBLIN' ON MY MIND
19 WHEN YOU GOT A GOOD FRIEND
20 COME ON IN MY KITCHEN
21 PHONOGRAPH BLUES
22 CROSS ROAD BLUES

CD 2: DALLAS RECORDINGS - June 1937 (Total Time: 50:05)

01 STONES IN MY PASSWAY
02 I'M A STEADY ROLLIN' MAN
03 FROM FOUR UNTIL LATE
04 HELL HOUND ON MY TRAIL
05 LITTLE QUEEN OF SPADES
06 MALTED MILK
07 DRUNKEN HEARTED MAN
08 ME AND THE DEVIL BLUES
09 STOP BREAKIN' DOWN BLUES
10 TRAVELING RIVERSIDE BLUES
11 HONEYMOON BLUES
12 LOVE IN VAIN BLUES
13 MILKCOW'S CALF BLUES

Alternate Takes
14 LITTLE QUEEN OF SPADES
15 DRUNKEN HEARTED MAN
16 ME AND THE DEVIL BLUES
17 STOP BREAKIN' DOWN BLUES
18 TRAVELING BLUES
19 LOVE IN VAIN BLUES
20 MILKCOW'S CALF BLUES

Reference: SOU-146034
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600864
Format: CD
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 8436542019767