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The Blues - the iconic music that changed everything! Memphis - the iconic city where it happened! And now - the Memphis Blues Box from Bear Family Recordsr - the best of the best from the best! -An incredible 534 individual tracks on 20 CDs packed into an LP-sized box - total weight almost 10lbs. -Memphis recordings from 1914 to 1969 featuring musicians from the city and region. -Introduction by blues harmonica star and Grammyr winner Charlie Musselwhite. -Biographies of every performer, many newly researched; notes about every song and recording, index and track listing. -Many unseen photographs -Produced and part-written by Martin Hawkins This magnificent new 20-CD boxed set with it's 534 tracks and an accompanying 360-page book traces the blues as recorded in Memphis and by Memphis-area musicians and singers. Starting a hundred years ago with W.C. Handy's tune Memphis Blues, this set includes classic blues, jug band blues and itinerant blues from the 1920s and '30s, the R&B bands and small combos of the 1940s and '50s, and the tougher blues styles recorded up to the close of the 1960s. The box presents the recorded Memphis Blues as defined by the performers and their recording companies during the years 1914 to 1969 - the period when blues in it's various forms was issued on single discs, 78 rpm and then 45 rpm, for consumption largely by the original audience - the people who listened on street corners, in juke joints, at local house parties, or in the bars, night clubs and theatres of Memphis. The box focuses on how each disc sat within the evolving picture, either contributing something new, reinforcing trends of the moment, or harking back to tradition. At least one side of every relevant 78 or 45 rpm disc issued during the period is included, showing off the Memphis blues as it was offered year on year by artists and record companies.
The Blues - the iconic music that changed everything! Memphis - the iconic city where it happened! And now - the Memphis Blues Box from Bear Family Recordsr - the best of the best from the best! -An incredible 534 individual tracks on 20 CDs packed into an LP-sized box - total weight almost 10lbs. -Memphis recordings from 1914 to 1969 featuring musicians from the city and region. -Introduction by blues harmonica star and Grammyr winner Charlie Musselwhite. -Biographies of every performer, many newly researched; notes about every song and recording, index and track listing. -Many unseen photographs -Produced and part-written by Martin Hawkins This magnificent new 20-CD boxed set with it's 534 tracks and an accompanying 360-page book traces the blues as recorded in Memphis and by Memphis-area musicians and singers. Starting a hundred years ago with W.C. Handy's tune Memphis Blues, this set includes classic blues, jug band blues and itinerant blues from the 1920s and '30s, the R&B bands and small combos of the 1940s and '50s, and the tougher blues styles recorded up to the close of the 1960s. The box presents the recorded Memphis Blues as defined by the performers and their recording companies during the years 1914 to 1969 - the period when blues in it's various forms was issued on single discs, 78 rpm and then 45 rpm, for consumption largely by the original audience - the people who listened on street corners, in juke joints, at local house parties, or in the bars, night clubs and theatres of Memphis. The box focuses on how each disc sat within the evolving picture, either contributing something new, reinforcing trends of the moment, or harking back to tradition. At least one side of every relevant 78 or 45 rpm disc issued during the period is included, showing off the Memphis blues as it was offered year on year by artists and record companies.
4000127175151

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Format: CD
Label: BEAR FAMILY
Rel. Date: 12/15/2023
UPC: 4000127175151

Memphis Blues Box: Original Recordings First / Var
Artist: Memphis Blues Box: Original Recordings First / Var
Format: CD
New: NOT IN STOCK IN OUR STORE, BUT AVAILABLE TO ORDER $399.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Various Artists - the Memphis Blues Box - Original Recordings 1914-1969 (20-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box Set 1
2. Mr Crump and the Memphis Blues - w C Handy
3. The Memphis Blues / One Step - Victor Military Band
4. Yellow Dog Blues - Handy's Memphis Blues Band
5. Sun Brimmers - Memphis Jug Band
6. Memphis Jug - Memphis Jug Band
7. What Makes a Bow-Legged Woman Crazy 'Bout Her Knock-Kneed Man? - Sadie James
8. Drop Down - Baby' Moore
9. Midnight Frolic Drag - Williamson's Beale Street Frolic Orchestra
10. Rock Away - Sadie McKinney
11. I Raised My Window and Looked at the Risin' Sun - Ollie Rupert
12. Wouldn't Mind Dying If Dying Was All - Blind Mamie Forehand
13. Ain't Gonna Be Your Low Down Dog - Ollie Rupert
14. Memphis Scronch - Williamson's Beale Street Frolic Orchestra
15. Everybody's Blues - Furry Lewis
16. Sunshine Blues - Memphis Jug Band
17. Memphis Boy - Memphis Jug Band
18. It's a Good Thing - Beale Street Sheiks
19. Beale Town Bound - Beale Street Sheiks
20. Mr Crump Don't Like It - Beale Street Sheiks
21. Billy Lyons and Stack O Lee - Furry Lewis
22. Kansas City Blues - Memphis Jug Band
23. I Packed My Suitcase, Ed to the Train - Memphis Jug Band Vocals Jennie Clayton
24. Beale Street Mess Around - Memphis Jug Band
25. Turpentine Blues - Will Weldon
26. Vol Stevens Blues - Vol Stevens
27. Various Artists - the Memphis Blues Box - Original Recordings 1914-1969 (20-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box Set 2
28. My Money Never Runs Out - Banjo Joe
29. Rock Island Blues - Lewis Black
30. The Crowing Rooster - Walter Rhodes with 'Pet' and 'Can'
31. Corn Liquor Blues - Lewis Black
32. Twelve Pound Daddy - Pearl Dickson
33. Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
34. I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop - Jim Jackson
35. Madison Street Rag - Cannon's Jug Stompers
36. Springdale Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
37. My Monday Woman Blues - Jim Jackson
38. Snitchin' Gambler Blues - Memphis Jug Band
39. Bedtime Blues - Frank Stokes
40. My Mobile Central Blues - Jim Jackson
41. Memphis Stomp - Memphis Stompers
42. Jake Bottle Blues - Lemuel Turner
43. Coal Oil Blues - Memphis Jug Band
44. Peaches in the Springtime - Memphis Jug Band
45. Mooch Richardson's Low Down Barrel House Blues - 'Mooch' Richardson
46. Bootlegging Blues - Jim Jackson
47. Policy Blues - Jim Jackson
48. Two Time Blues - Arthur Petties
49. Dill Pickles Rag - McLaughlin's Old Time Melody Makers
50. Keghouse Blues - Keghouse
51. Labor Blues - Tom Dickson
52. The Memphis Blues Box - Original Recordings 1914-1969 (20-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box Set 3
53. Helena Blues - 'Mooch' Richardson
54. Happy Blues - Tom Dickson
55. Burying Ground Blues - 'Mooch' Richardson
56. Jasper Taylor Blues - Original Washboard Band
57. Mistreatin' Blues - Frank Stokes
58. It Won't Be Long Now - Frank Stokes
59. Nehi Mamma Blues - Frank Stokes
60. I Got Mine - Frank Stokes
61. This Morning She Was Gone - Jim Jackson
62. I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
63. Furry's Blues - Furry Lewis
64. Stomp That Thing - Frank Stokes
65. Kassie Jones PT 1 - Furry Lewis
66. Cannon Ball Blues - Furry Lewis
67. Judge Harsh Blues - Furry Lewis
68. I'm Gonna Move to Louisiana - Jim Jackson
69. 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do - Frank Stokes
70. Take Me Back - Frank Stokes
71. Kyle's Worried Blues - Charlie Kyle
72. Walking Blues - Charlie Kyle
73. Traveling Man - Jim Jackson
74. Pig Ankle Strut - Cannon's Jug Stompers
75. Ripley Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
76. Hollywood Rag - Cannon's Jug Stompers
77. The Memphis Blues Box - Original Recordings 1914-1969 (20-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box Set 4
78. Bye, Bye, Policeman - Jim Jackson
79. Rolling Stone - Robert Wilkins
80. Jail House Blues - Robert Wilkins
81. Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
82. Lindberg Hop - Memphis Jug Band
83. Sugar Pudding - Memphis Jug Band
84. A Black Woman Is Like a Black Snake - Memphis Jug Band
85. On the Road Again - Memphis Jug Band
86. Whitewash Station Blues - Memphis Jug Band
87. Stealin' Stealin' - Memphis Jug Band
88. Jug Band Waltz - Memphis Jug Band
89. Viola Lee Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
90. Riley's Wagon - Cannon's Jug Stompers
91. Better Leave That Stuff Alone - Will Shade
92. She Stabbed Me with An Ice-Pick - Will Shade
93. Canned Heat Blues - Keg House
94. Nobody Knows (What the Good Deacon Does) - Hambone Willie Newbern
95. Shelby County Workhouse Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
96. Roll and Tumble Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
97. Fourth and Beale - Cannon and Woods
98. Last Chance Blues - Cannon and Woods
99. What's the Matter? - Memphis Jug Band
100. John Henry Part 1 - Furry Lewis
101. Black Gypsy Blues - Furry Lewis
102. The Dirty Dozen - Speckled Red
103. The Memphis Blues Box - Original Recordings 1914-1969 (20-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box Set 5
104. South Memphis Blues - Frank Stokes
105. Dirty Butter - Minnie Wallace
106. The Old Folks Ed It - Minnie Wallace
107. Cottonfield Blues PT 1 - Garfield Akers
108. Cow Cow Blues - Jed Davenport
109. Whiskey Drinkin' Blues - Jenny Pope
110. Alabama Blues - Robert Wilkins
111. Long Train Blues - Robert Wilkins
112. That's No Way to Get Along - Robert Wilkins
113. Jim Jackson's Jamboree PT 1 - Jim Jackson, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom, Speckled Red
114. You Wouldn't, Would You, Papa? - Hattie Hart
115. Right Now Blues - Frank Stokes
116. Diving Duck Blues - John Estes
117. Undertaker Blues - Douglas Williams Orchestra
118. Little Sarah - John Estes and James Rachel
119. Broken Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too - John Estes
120. I Can Beat You Plenty (That Hand You Tried to Deal Me) - Memphis Jug Band
121. Number Nine Blues - Blind Clyde Church
122. I'm Going Away Blues - Frank Stokes
123. Frank Stokes' Dream - Frank Stokes
124. Memphis Rounders Blues - Frank Stokes
125. Going to Germany - Cannon's Jug Stompers
126. Last Chance Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
127. Walk Right in - Cannon's Jug Stompers
128. He Got Better Things for You - Memphis Sanctified Singers
129. The Memphis Blues Box - Original Recordings 1914-1969 (20-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box Set 6
130. Leaving Blues - Mel Parker with Douglas Williams Orchestra
131. The Beale Street Sheik - Douglas Williams Orchestra
132. Thrill Me - Douglas Williams Orchestra
133. Chickasaw Special - Noah Lewis
134. The Rooster's Crowing Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
135. Jonestown Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
136. Memphis Yo Yo Blues - Memphis Jug Band
137. K C Moan - Memphis Jug Band
138. I Whipped My Woman with a Single Tree - Memphis Jug Band
139. I Will Meet You at the Station - Brother Williams' Memphis Sanctified Singers
140. Beale Street Breakdown - Jed Davenport ; His Beale Street Jug Band
141. Jug Blues - Jed Davenport ; His Beale Street Jug Band
142. I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuits - Memphis Minnie
143. Mister Tango Blues - Memphis Minnie
144. You Ought to Move Out of Town - Jed Davenport ; His Beale Street Jug Band
145. Save Me Some - Jed Davenport ; His Beale Street Jug Band
146. Fare Thee Well Blues - Joe Calicott
147. Traveling Mama Blues - Joe Calicott
148. What Fault You Find of Me? Part 1 - Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie
149. Can I Do It for You ? Part 1 - Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie
150. She Wouldn't Give Me None - Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie
151. I'll Go with Her Blues - Robert Wilkins
152. Nashville Stonewall Blues - Robert Wilkins
153. Tennessee Workhouse Blues - Jennie Pope
154. What's the Matter Now? Part 1 - Bozo' Nickerson
155. The Memphis Blues Box - Original Recordings 1914-1969 (20-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box Set 7
156. Rent Man Blues - Jenny Pope
157. Bedside Blues - Jim Thompkins
158. Hesitation Blues - Jim Jackson
159. Bumble Bee - Memphis Minnie
160. I'm Talking About You - Memphis Minnie
161. Down the Big Road Blues - Mattie Delaney
162. Talla

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The Blues - the iconic music that changed everything! Memphis - the iconic city where it happened! And now - the Memphis Blues Box from Bear Family Recordsr - the best of the best from the best! -An incredible 534 individual tracks on 20 CDs packed into an LP-sized box - total weight almost 10lbs. -Memphis recordings from 1914 to 1969 featuring musicians from the city and region. -Introduction by blues harmonica star and Grammyr winner Charlie Musselwhite. -Biographies of every performer, many newly researched; notes about every song and recording, index and track listing. -Many unseen photographs -Produced and part-written by Martin Hawkins This magnificent new 20-CD boxed set with it's 534 tracks and an accompanying 360-page book traces the blues as recorded in Memphis and by Memphis-area musicians and singers. Starting a hundred years ago with W.C. Handy's tune Memphis Blues, this set includes classic blues, jug band blues and itinerant blues from the 1920s and '30s, the R&B bands and small combos of the 1940s and '50s, and the tougher blues styles recorded up to the close of the 1960s. The box presents the recorded Memphis Blues as defined by the performers and their recording companies during the years 1914 to 1969 - the period when blues in it's various forms was issued on single discs, 78 rpm and then 45 rpm, for consumption largely by the original audience - the people who listened on street corners, in juke joints, at local house parties, or in the bars, night clubs and theatres of Memphis. The box focuses on how each disc sat within the evolving picture, either contributing something new, reinforcing trends of the moment, or harking back to tradition. At least one side of every relevant 78 or 45 rpm disc issued during the period is included, showing off the Memphis blues as it was offered year on year by artists and record companies.
        
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