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Looking at the history and development of popular music in the twentieth century, the blues holds a particularly influential place as it was to become the key root of so many other musical forms. Delta Blues was a variant of Country Blues. It was based in the Mississippi Delta, which was a specific area of North West Mississippi, running some 200 miles south from Memphis. Its land was very fertile, but for most of its working population it remained an impoverished area, and singing the blues became one of the very few ways that musicians could earn a few extra dollars away from the fields.

Side One

1. Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams

2. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom - Robert Johnson

3. Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt

4. Special Rider Blues - Son House

5. Crawlin' King Snake - Tony Hollins

6. Black Spider Blues - Robert Lockwood Jr

7. Mississippi River Blues - Big Bill Broonzy

8. Highway No.51 - Tommy McClennan

9. Fixin' To Die - Bukka White

Side Two

1. Landing Blues - John Lee Hooker

2. Stomp Down Rider - Blind Willie McTell

3. Banana In Your Fruit Basket - Bo Carter

4. Nobody’s Fault But Mine - Blind Willie Johnson

5. Catfish Blues - Robert Petway

6. 34 Blues - Charley Patton

7. Bottle It Up And Go - Tommy McClennan

8. Devil Got My Woman - Skip James

9. Dirty Mistreater - Willie 'Poor Boy' Lofton


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