Blues From Up The Country
Delmark (2003) DX 907
11 tracks, 35 minutes.
by Craig Ruskey
Review date: September 2003
"Keeping the Blues Alive Award"|
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Presented by The Blues Foundation
While searing electric guitar is well-featured on the above set, Blues From Up The Country provides another opportunity for newcomers to explore the wide
variety of down-home artists that grace Delmark's ever-growing catalog. The only recent performance here is Jimmy Burns' fine reading of Catfish Blues from a 1996 recording date, but the remainder of the selections date as far back as 1949 with Champion Jack Dupree's Rub A Little Boogie, Jimmy Rogers' initial waxing of That's All Right, and Blind Willie McTell's stirring Hide Me In Thy Bosom. Big Joe Williams is featured on his own 49 Highway Blues with
stunning nine-string guitar and he also assists J.D. Short for You Got To Help Me Some. Robert Nighthawk's Crying Won't Help You remains a classic bottleneck tune, Curtis Jones is fine at the piano for Lonesome Bedroom Blues, and Yank Rachell appears with his mandolin for I'm Gonna Get Up In The Morning as well as helping out Sleepy John Estes for Beale Street Sugar. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup is along also with a 1967 version of That's All Right, a song he originally waxed in the 1940s that later helped launch the career of one Elvis Presley.
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