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Buddy Boy Hawkins

The scant discography of Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins reveals one of the most distinctive country-blues performers of the pre-war era, a gifted vocalist whose taste for slow, dirge-like songs was ideally suited to his intricate guitar work. Almost nothing is known about the singer; various attempts to determine his date and place of birth have resulted in countless chronological and geographical inconsistencies, although the consenus places him as a product of either Alabama or the northern Delta region. Between 1927 and 1929, Hawkins recorded a dozen tracks for Paramount, many of them portraits of trains and life on the railroad (another possible piece of the puzzle); in any case, these sessions are the only surviving document of his music, and his subsequent activities remain a mystery. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Track List: Lifting The Veil: The First Bluesmen Rev. Gary Davis & Peers

4. Lost John

7. Leaving Blues

8. Slow Blues In E

9. Starvation Blues

10. Black Biting Bee Blues

11. Mountain Jack

12. I Didn't Want To Join The Band

13. Rag

14. Raggin' The Blues

15. Old Country Rock

18. Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues

19. Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues

20. Mississippi Jail House Groan

21. Ham Hound Crave

22. Seven Sisters Blues

23. Hard Dallas Blues

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Track List: Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol. 10

1. Dark Was The Night-Cold Was The Ground

2. Diddie Wa Diddie

3. What`S The Matter With The Mill ?

4. Sow Good Seeds

5. Peach Orchard Mama

6. Police Dog Blues

7. Snatch It Back Blues

10. Frankie And Albert

11. Ice And Snow Blues

13. I Believe I`Ll Go Back Home

14. Trust In God And Do The Right

15. Titanic Blues

20. Some These Days I`Ll Be Gone - Take 1

21. Some These Days I`Ll Be Gone - Take 2

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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 Unsung Heroes Of Country Blues, Vol. 2

1. Bothering That Thing

2. She's A Fool Gal

3. Niagra Fall Blues

4. The Cat's Got The Measles

5. Lonesome Man Blues

6. This Will Bring You Back

7. Mississippi Bottom Blues

8. Snatch It And Grab It

9. Guitar Rag

10. Lonesome Atlanta Blues

11. Ragtime Millionaire

12. Man Trouble Blues

13. Grand Daddy Blues

14. Religion Is Something Within You

15. Rag Baby

16. Hey Mama - It's Nice Like That, Pt. 2

17. Poor Boy Blues

18. Shake Me Like A Dog

19. Down The Big Road Blues

20. Woman Woman Blues

21. Dupree Blues

22. Mama Don't Rush Me

23. Alabama Blues, Pt. 1

24. Bye Bye Baby Blues

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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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