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King Solomon Hill

One of the more fascinating footnotes in blues history, King Solomon Hill's scant recorded legacy suggests a singer and guitarist of considerable originality and primitive force. Born Joe Holmes circa 1897 in McComb, Mississippi, he first attracted attention in the Lousiana area, becoming a constant at parties and juke joints; most certainly a self-taught guitarist, he is rumored to have roamed the Delta and Panhandle regions playing alongside Sam Collins, Ramblin' Thomas, Oscar "Lone Wolf" Woods and possibly Blind Lemon Jefferson. Hill signed to the Paramount label in 1932, soon travelling to Grafton, Wisconsin to record the six tracks -- two of them alternate takes -- which comprise his known discography; songs like the eerie "Gone Dead Train" and "Down on Bended Knee" feature apocalyptic, seemingly alien vocals certainly unique to their time and place, accompanied by a raw guitar sound distinguished by irregular rhythms and notes said to be stretched out by a cow bone. After this lone session, Hill returned to the juke joint circuit, eventually vanishing from sight; reputedly a heavy drinker, he died of a massive brain hemorrhage in Sibley, Lousiana in 1949. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mississippi Blues 1926-1941

Disc 1

1. Cottonfield Blues Part 1

2. Bedside Blues

3. Mississippi Bottom Blues

4. Poor Boy Blues

5. I'm Leavin' Town

6. Hittin' The Bottle Stomp

7. Last Kind Words Blues

8. Third Street Woman Blues

9. Muddy Water Blues

10. Fare Thee Well Blues

11. That Won't Do

12. Four O'Clock Flower Blues

13. Evil Devil Woman Blues

14. The Jail House Blues

16. Traveling Riverside Blues Take 1

17. Baltimore Blues

18. Down The Big Road Blues

19. You Scolded Me And Drove Me

20. Milk Cow Blues

21. Ten Pound Hammer

22. Noiseless Motor Blues

23. Jailhouse Fire Blues

24. 4a Highway

25. Times Has Done Got Hard

Disc 2

1. Mississippi Country Farm Blues

2. When The Levee Breaks

3. Ninety Nine Blues

4. Snake Doctor Blues

5. Little Girl In Rome

6. It's Cold In China Blues

7. Bald Eagle Blues

8. Boodle-De-Bum Blues

9. Bull Frog Blues

10. Dangerous Woman

11. Shaggy Dog Blues

14. Devil And My Brown Blues

16. Last Time Blues

17. Dough Roller Blues

18. The Crowing Rooster

19. Motherless Child Blues

20. Married Woman Blues

21. She's Young And Wild

22. Cherry Ball

23. Bad Notion Blues

24. Don't Cry Baby

25. Rowdy Blues

Disc 3

1. My Buddy, Blind Papa Lemon

2. Snatch It Back Blues

3. Machine Gun Blues

4. Revenue Man Blues

5. Mr. Freddie's Kokomo Blues

7. Barefoot Blues

8. Jumpin' And Shoutin' Blues

11. Leavin' Here Blues

12. Got The Blues About Rome

13. young Heifer Blues

14. Skippy Whippy

15. Yellow Dog Blues

16. You Can't Keep No Brown

17. Tallahatchie River Blues

18. Stered Gal

19. Motherless And Fatherless Blues

20. Don't Misuse Me, Baby

22. Out On Santa Fe-Blues

23. It's Hard Time

24. Your Good Man Is Gone

25. Cold Woman Blues

Disc 4

1. Clarksdale Moan

2. Adam & Eve In The Garden

3. Lonesome Man Blues

4. Leaving Home Blues

5. Loving Lady Blues

6. Early Mornin' Blues

7. Number Three Blues

10. Cottonfield Blues Part 2

11. Chalk My Toy

13. Two Time Blues

14. Back Door Blues

15. Way Back Down Home

16. Skinny Leg Blues

17. Meat Cutter Blues

18. Mississippi Moan

19. Married Man Blues

20. Jefferson County Blues

21. Rampaw Street Blues

22. I'll Overcome Someday

23. Good Boy Blues

24. Grand Daddy Blues

25. Let's Go Riding

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Track List: Rough Guide To Bottleneck Blues (Second Edition)

1. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine

2. Bottleneck Blues

3. Bukka's Jitterbug Swing

4. No No Blues

5. Has My Gal Been Here

6. It's Just Too Bad

7. Sweet Sarah Blues

8. Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home

9. Paddlin' Blues

10. Frisco Blues

11. Don't Sell It - Don't Give It Away

12. C.C. Rider

13. The Hula Blues

14. You Never Will Know Who Is Your Friend

15. The Dirty Dozen, No. 2

16. Dry Spell Blues, Pt. 1

17. Jake Bottle Blues

18. Tell Me Baby

19. You Gonna Need My Help Some Day

20. You Can't Keep No Brown

21. When The Saints Go Marching In

22. John Henry (The Steel Driving Man), Pt. 1

23. Married Man Blues

24. Prayer Of Death, Pt. 1

25. Lonesome Atlanta Blues

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Track List: Rough Guide To Unsung Heroes Of Country Blues

1. Fishing Blues

2. Never Drive A Stranger From Your Door

3. Don't Put That Thing On Me

4. Cairo Blues

5. Keep It Clean

6. Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home

7. California Desert Blues

8. Little Girl In Rome

9. Married Man Blues

10. Fare Thee Well Blues

11. Lonesome Road Blues

12. Pick Poor Robin Clean

13. My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon

14. Old Original Kokomo Blues

15. Labor Blues

16. Section Gang Blues

17. Let's Go Riding

18. Roll And Tumble Blues

19. Please Ma'am

20. Cottonfield Blues - Part 2

21. Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do - Part 2 (Take 1)

22. Rolling Log Blues

23. You Can't Keep No Brown

24. Cherry Ball

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Track List: Suitcase Full Of Blues

1. The Gone Dead Train

2. Frisco Whistle Blues

4. Going Away Blues

5. Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home

6. Florida Bound

7. Pea Vine Blues

8. Rambler Blues

9. Up The Way Bound

11. Slidin' Delta

13. M & O Blues

14. Georgia Bound

15. Number Three Blues

16. Sunshine Special

17. Illinois Blues

18. I Wonder To Myself

20. Mean Conductor Blues

21. Suitcase Full Of Blues

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Seems that this guy is important enough to warrant a biography from Pandora.
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there is evidence that King Solomon Hill was another of many names used by Big Joe Williams in his youth. He used a lot of names to avoid the law among other things. there is however no way of proving (or disproving)t h i s . - - - i was told in the 1960's, by Big Joe that this was the case.----Big Joe was one to miss a chance to spin a tale though...... . . . l o l

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