Takoma Blues [1998]

Takoma Blues [1998]


This combines two impossibly rare Takoma vinyl albums (Chicago Breakdown and Rare Blues) that consisted of field recordings produced by Norman Dayron, the archivist noted for various live recordings in Chicago in the mid-'60s. These two albums draw from the same wellspring, delivering largely acoustic performances from John Lee Granderson ("Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," "Minglewood Town"), the totally obscure Maxwell Street Jimmy (live concert renditions of "Crying Won't Make Me Stay," "Two Trains Running" and "Alberta"), Big Joe Williams ("I Ain't Got Nobody," "I Feel So Worried" and "Whistling Pines" with Paul Butterfield), Doctor Ross (live concert takes on "Chicago Breakdown," "Hobo Blues" and "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"), Son House (an extended "Preachin' Blues") and the Reverend Robert Wilkins ("I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down" and "O Lord I Want You to Help Me"). The real hidden highlights are two hotel-room tracks with James Cotton on vocals, with Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop cast in rare acoustic roles on their respective instruments on "Polly Put the Kettle On" and "V-8 Ford Blues." Selections from Little Brother Montgomery and Sunnyland Slim complete the package. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB St Louis Park
  • Seller rating:
  • Label: Takoma
  • UPC: 025218890724
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Track listings

  • 1. Hesitating Blues Little Brother Montgomery
  • 2. Minglewood Town John Lee Granderson
  • 3. Chicago Breakdown Doctor Ross
  • 4. I Feel So Worried Big Joe Williams
  • 5. V 8 Ford Blues James Cotton
  • 6. Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay Maxwell Street Jimmy
  • 7. Michigan Water Blues Little Brother Montgomery
  • 8. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl John Lee Granderson
  • 9. Hobo Blues Doctor Ross
  • 10. Stack Of Dollars Big Joe Williams
  • 11. Polly Put The Kettle On James Cotton
  • 12. Five Long Years Eddie Boyd
  • 13. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Doctor Ross
  • 14. Alberta Maxwell Street Jimmy
  • 15. I Ain't Got Nobody Big Joe Williams
  • 16. Preachin' Blues Son House
  • 17. I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down Robert Wilkins
  • 18. Pleadin' Blues Little Brother Montgomery
  • 19. Lend Me Your Love Sunnyland Slim
  • 20. Two Trains Running Maxwell Street Jimmy
  • 21. Whistling Pines Big Joe Williams
  • 22. O Lord I Want You To Help Me Robert Wilkins
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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