From the very start, blues guitarists forged an irresistible partnership with the slide, the sound of which epitomizes the very essence of the genre, this Rough Guide highlights the revolutionary players who pioneered this most captivating of styles during the early recorded heyday of the blues.
Highlighting how slide- playing cultivated great variety and skill, from the Hawaiian-in uenced guitar styles to the rawness and intensity of the Delta blues and gospel. Includes tracks by blues legends Charley Patton, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson and Leadbelly and the slide guitar wizardry of Texas blues pioneers Black Ace, Oscar Woods & Ramblin' Thomas. An incredibly diverse selection of tracks which traces the development of the slide style in the early days of recorded blues, simply a must-have album for blues and guitar enthusiasts.
Tracks: Blind Willie Johnson - Mother's Children Have A Hard Time / Blind Willie McTell - Love Changing Blues / Bukka White - The New Frisco Train / Fred McMullen - De Kalb Chain Gang / Barbecue Bob - Goin' Up The Country / Oscar Woods - Lone Wolf Blues / Kokomo Arnold - Feels So Good / Ramblin' Thomas - No Job Blues / Curley Weaver - Tippin' Tom / Lemuel Turner - Way Down Yonder Blues / Furry Lewis - Judge Harsh Blues / Casey Bill Weldon - Somebody Changed The Lock On My Door / Rev. Edward W. Clayborn - Your Enemy Cannot Harm You / Leadbelly - Packin' Trunk Blues / King Solomon Hill - Whoopee Blues / Charley Patton - Magnolia Blues / Frank Hutchison - Worried Blues / Black Ace - Trifling Woman / Bo Weavil Jackson - Poor Boy Blues / Bumble Bee Slim - No Woman No Nickel / Son House - My Black Mama - Part 1 / Blind Joe Reynolds - Outside Woman Blues / Bobby Grant - Nappy Head Blues / Darby & Tarlton - Heavy Hearted Blues / Tampa Red - Moanin' Heart Blues