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Big Bill Broonzy: Do That Guitar Rag (1928-35) 1973/1991/2011

Do That Guitar Rag

Track list:

01. Pig Meat Strut (1930)
02. Down In The Basement (1928)
03. Terrible Operation Blues (1930)
04. Big Bill Blues (1932)
05. Leave My Man Alone (1930)
06. Bull Cow Blues (1932)
07. Grandma’s Farm (1930)
08. Guitar Rag (1930)
09. Pussy Cat Blues (1930)
10. Mr. Conductor Man (1932)
11. Worrying You Off My Mind, Part 1 (1932)
12. Double Trouble Blues (1930)
13. Skoodle Do Do (1930)
14. C & A Blues (1935)

Personnel:

Big Bill Broonzy – vocals, guitar;
Guitar – Frank Brasswell (#1,7,8), John Thomas (#2);
Piano – Georgia Tom Dorsey (#3,5,9,12);
Bass – Louie Lasky (#14);
Vocals – Jane Lucas (#3,5,9,12);

Recorded: 1928-1935
Released: 1973
Label: Yazoo
1035

CD release [Nov 1991, Yazoo 1035]:

Different track order

01. Bull Cow Blues
02. Worrying You Off My Mind, Part 1
03. Pig Meat Strut
04. Terrible Operation Blues
05. Guitar Rag
06. Pussy Cat Blues
07. C & A Blues
08. Mr. Conductor Man
09. Big Bill Blues
10. Leave My Man Alone
11. Down In The Basement
12. Grandma’s Farm
13. Double Trouble Blues
14. Skoodle Do Do

#1,2,8,9 recorded in 1932.
#3-6,10,12-14 recorded in 1930.
#7 recorded in 1935.
#11 recorded in 1928.

Mastered by: Nick Perls

Liner Notes: Stephen Calt, Woody Mann

Artwork by: Nick Perls
*****

This is a marvellous little companion piece to Young Big Bill Broonzy (1928-35) on Yazoo.

Broonzy’s ragtime guitar picking is textbook in its scope, and his vocals are as warm as can be.

Dubbed from old 78s, the ultra high quality of the music on Do That Guitar Rag (1928-1935) make any audiophile nitpicking a moot point indeed.

Broonzy is at his youngest and full of pep.
~Cub Koda

*****

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