Various Artists – American Epic: The Best Of Blues (2017) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Various Artists – American Epic: The Best Of Blues (2017) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:01 minutes | 579 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Columbia/Legacy

Early geniuses of Delta Blues – Robert Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, Son House, Charley Patton and many more have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form.

AMERICAN EPIC, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world. The recordings they made of all the ethnic groups of America democratized the nation and gave a voice to everyone. Country singers in the Appalachians, Blues guitarists in the Mississippi Delta, Gospel preachers across the south, Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana, Tejano groups from the Texas Mexico border, Native American drummers in Arizona, and Hawaiian musicians were all recorded. It was the first time America heard itself.

01. Robert Johnson – Cross Road Blues
02. Memphis Jug Band – On the Road Again
03. Mississippi John Hurt – Louis Collins
04. Mississippi Sheiks – Sittin’ On Top of the World
05. Frank Stokes – ‘Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do, Pt. 1
06. Charley Patton – Down the Dirt Road Blues
07. Son House – My Black Mama, Pt. 1 & 2
08. Cannon’s Jug Stompers – Walk Right In
09. Bukka White – The Panama Limited
10. Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas – Last Kind Words Blues
11. Garfield Akers – Cottonfield Blues, Pt. 2
12. Mattie Delaney – Tallahatchie River Blues
13. Blind Willie McTell – Mamma, ‘Tain’t Long Fo’ Day
14. Willie Brown – Future Blues
15. Tommy Johnson – Cool Drink of Water Blues
16. Skip James – Cypress Grove Blues
17. Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

Album Credits and Personnel:
Mattie Delaney
Blind Willie McTell
Geeshie Wiley
Garfield Akers
Skip James
Blind Willie Johnson
Willie Brown
Tommy Johnson
Bukka White
Mississippi John Hurt
Mississippi Sheiks
Robert Johnson
Memphis Jug Band
Son House
Cannon’s Jug Stompers
Frank Stokes
Charley Patton