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Rockin' My Blues Away / Washboard Sam


Release Date: 08/12/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 61042  
Composer:  Ernest LawlarCurtis JonesRobert BrownJoe McCoy,   ... 
Performer:  William MitchellWashboard SamMemphis SlimBig Bill Broonzy,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. My Feet Jumped Salty
2. Flying Crow Blues
3. Levee Camp Blues
4. I'm Feeling Low Down
5. She Belongs to the Devil
6. I've Been Treated Wrong
7. Evil Blues
8. Get Down Brother
9. Lover's Lane Blues
10. Rockin' My Blues Away
11. Good Old Cabbage Greens
12. River Hip Mama
13. Do That Shake Dance
14. How Can You Love Me
15. Red River Dam Blues
16. Down South Woman Blues
17. Ain't That a Shame
18. I Get the Blues at Bedtime
19. You Can't Make the Grade
20. You Can't Have None of That
21. I Just Can't Help It
22. Soap and Water Blues
Read more /> Personnel includes: Washboard Sam [Robert Brown], Big Bill Broonzy (guitar), Memphis Slim, Roosevelt Sykes (piano).

Washboard Sam recorded many selections as both a leader and as a sideman for Bluebird from 1936-49. His citified country blues were a transition music between the Delta blues and early R&B while being quite likable in their own right. On this fine CD sampler, Sam's strong voice is greatly assisted by his half-brother Big Bill Broonzy's guitar.
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Works on This Recording

1.
My Feet Jumped Salty by Ernest Lawlar
Performer:  William Mitchell (Imitation Bass), Washboard Sam (Voice), Memphis Slim (Piano),
Washboard Sam (Washboard), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 06/26/1941 
2.
Flying Crow Blues by Ernest Lawlar
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), William Mitchell (Imitation Bass)
Date of Recording: 06/26/1941 
3.
Levee Camp Blues by Ernest Lawlar
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), William Mitchell (Imitation Bass)
Date of Recording: 06/26/1941 
4.
I'm Feeling Low Down by Curtis Jones
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), William Mitchell (Imitation Bass)
Date of Recording: 06/26/1941 
5.
She Belongs to the Devil by Ernest Lawlar
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), William Mitchell (Imitation Bass)
Date of Recording: 06/26/1941 
6.
I've Been Treated Wrong by Robert Brown
Performer:  Alfred Elkins (Imitation Bass), Washboard Sam (Voice), Memphis Slim (Piano),
Washboard Sam (Washboard), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 11/04/1941 
7.
Evil Blues by Robert Brown
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Alfred Elkins (Imitation Bass)
Date of Recording: 11/04/1941 
8.
Get Down Brother by Robert Brown
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Alfred Elkins (Imitation Bass)
Date of Recording: 11/04/1941 
9.
Lover's Lane Blues by Robert Brown
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Alfred Elkins (Imitation Bass)
Date of Recording: 11/04/1941 
10.
Rockin' My Blues Away by Joe McCoy
Performer:  Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar),
Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Frank Owens (Saxophone)
Date of Recording: 02/10/1942 
11.
Good Old Cabbage Greens by Jack Dupree
Performer:  Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar),
Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Frank Owens (Saxophone)
Date of Recording: 02/10/1942 
12.
River Hip Mama by Robert Brown
Performer:  Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar),
Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Frank Owens (Saxophone)
Date of Recording: 02/10/1942 
13.
Do That Shake Dance by Jack Dupree
Performer:  Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar),
Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Frank Owens (Saxophone)
Date of Recording: 02/10/1942 
14.
How Can You Love Me by William Weldon
Performer:  Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Washboard Sam (Voice)
Date of Recording: 02/10/1942 
15.
Red River Dam Blues by Robert Brown
Performer:  Ransom Knowling (Double Bass), Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice),
Washboard Sam (Washboard), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar)
Date of Recording: 07/31/1942 
16.
Down South Woman Blues by Robert Brown
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Ransom Knowling (Double Bass)
Date of Recording: 07/31/1942 
17.
Ain't That a Shame by Big Bill Broonzy
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Ransom Knowling (Double Bass)
Date of Recording: 07/31/1942 
18.
I Get the Blues at Bedtime by Big Bill Broonzy
Performer:  Memphis Slim (Piano), Washboard Sam (Voice), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Ransom Knowling (Double Bass)
Date of Recording: 07/31/1942 
19.
You Can't Make the Grade by James Clark
Performer:  Willie Dixon (Double Bass), J. T. Brown (Saxophone), Roosevelt Sykes (Piano),
Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Washboard Sam (Washboard), Washboard Sam (Voice)
Date of Recording: 02/18/1947 
20.
You Can't Have None of That by Robert Brown
Performer:  J. T. Brown (Saxophone), Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar),
Washboard Sam (Washboard), Washboard Sam (Voice), Willie Dixon (Double Bass)
Date of Recording: 02/18/1947 
21.
I Just Can't Help It by Robert Brown
Performer:  Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Washboard Sam (Voice), J. T. Brown (Saxophone), Willie Dixon (Double Bass)
Date of Recording: 02/18/1947 
22.
Soap and Water Blues by Robert Brown
Performer:  Roosevelt Sykes (Piano), Big Bill Broonzy (Guitar), Washboard Sam (Washboard),
Washboard Sam (Voice), J. T. Brown (Saxophone), Willie Dixon (Double Bass)
Date of Recording: 02/18/1947 

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