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Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues mp3 download
Performer: Various
Title: The Story Of The Blues
Released: 1969
Style: Country Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, Piedmont Blues, Delta Blues, Piano Blues
Rating: 4.1/5
FLAC size: 1358 mb | MP3 size: 1273 mb | WMA size: 1692 mb
Genre: Blues

Meaning of the Blues: The Legacy of Paul Oliver 1927-2017. Starvation Farm Blues. 3. Chocolate to the Bone. Barbecue Bob. 4. Court Street Blues. Stovepipe No. 1, David Crockett.

Paul Oliver, a Briton who wrote some of the earliest and most authoritative histories of one of America’s great indigenous musical forms, the blues, died on Tuesday in od, Oxfordshire, England. He was 90. His death was confirmed by Michael Roach, the co-executor of his estate. Mr. Oliver first heard black American music as a teenager in England during World War II. While he was gathering crops for the war effort at a harvest camp in Suffolk, not far from an American military base, a friend asked him if he wanted to hear something unusual.

Paul Oliver is the renowned author of some very important works about The Blues, but he also has another, completely separate career as an architectural expert. Conversations With the Blues’, a series of interviews with originators of the Blues who were given a chance to re-establish their careers by the 60s Blues Revival, ‘Screening The Blues’, ‘The Story of the Blues’ and ‘Savannah Syncopators’, where Paul looks at African retentions in the Blues, all became essential reading for scholars of the genre. That early work on album covers continued with Paul providing the sleeve notes for over 60 albums.

The Story of the Blues. Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues. This second album, entitled "The Blues," tells a story just as amazingly as this one, and there is no overlap of songs! Side 2 begins with what for my money is the finest blues instrumental ever waxed: Jimmy Yancey's 1940 performance of his "How Long Blues.

Starvation Farm Blues. When You Get to Thinking. Bad Boy. When the Levee Breaks. Flow My Tears - Songs For Lute, Viol and Voice - Wigmore Hall Live.

Paul Oliver’s largely neglected scholarship-and the unique transatlantic cultural context it provides-is vital to understanding the blues. O’Connell’s study begins with Oliver’s scholarship in his early days in London as a writer for the British jazz press and goes on to examine Oliver’s encounters with visiting blues musicians, his State Department–supported field trip to the US in 1960, and the resulting photographs. and oral history he produced, including his epic blues narrative, The Story of the Blues (1969).

Michael Roach/European Blues Association). Paul Oliver, a British academic who wrote some of the first scholarly studies of blues music in the 1950s and 1960s, which helped spur a worldwide renewal of interest in the music, and who was also a prominent architectural historian, died Aug. 15 at a nursing center in od, Oxfordshire, England. Michael Roach, founder of the European Blues Association, confirmed the death. He also wrote essays for jazz magazines, exploring the various styles of blues and gospel music, before publishing his Smith biography in 1959. He made his first visit to the United States in 1960, roaming Northern cities and the still-segregated South to interview and photograph blues musicians, both famous and forgotten.

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album was awarded from 1983 to 2011 and from 2017 onwards. Until 1992 the award was known as Best Traditional Blues Performance and was twice awarded to individual tracks rather than albums. The award was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012 onwards, the category was merged with the Best Contemporary Blues Album category to form the new Best Blues Album category.

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The Origins Of The Blues
A1 Fra-Fra Tribesmen Yarum Praise Songs
Vocals, Rattle, Fiddle – Fra-Fra TribesmenWritten-By – Traditional
A2 Mississippi John Hurt Stack O' Lee Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Mississippi John HurtWritten-By – Traditional
A3 Blind Willie McTell Travelin' Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTellWritten-By – McTell*
A4 Charley Patton Stone Pony Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Charley PattonWritten-By – Patton*
A5 Blind Lemon Jefferson Black Snake Moan
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Lemon JeffersonWritten-By – Jefferson*
A6 Leadbelly Pig Meat Papa
Vocals, Guitar – LeadbellyWritten-By – Ledbetter*
A7 Texas Alexander Broken Yo-Yo
Guitar [Uncredited, Probably] – Lonnie Johnson Vocals – Texas AlexanderWritten-By – Alexander*
A8 Peg Leg Howell Broke And Hungry Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Peg Leg HowellWritten-By – Howell*
Blues And Entertainment
B1 Barbecue Bob And Laughing Charley It Won't Be Long Now - (Part One)
Vocals, Guitar – Barbecue Bob, Laughing CharleyWritten-By – Lincoln*, Hicks*
B2 Henry Williams And Eddie Anthony Georgia Crawl
Vocals, Fiddle – Eddie AnthonyVocals, Guitar – Henry WilliamsWritten-By – Anthony*, Williams*
B3 Mississippi Jook Band Dangerous Woman
Guitar – Roosevelt Graves*Piano – Cooney VaughnTambourine – Uaroy GravesWritten-By – Graves*
B4 Memphis Jug Band Gator Wobble
Guitar – Charlie BurseLeader, Harmonica – Will ShadePiano, Jug – Jab JonesWashboard, Cowbell, Wood Block – Robert BurseWritten-By – Burse*, Shade*
B5 Bessie Smith In The House Blues
Cornet – Louis BaconDrums – Floyd CaseyPiano – Clarence WilliamsTrombone – Charlie GreenVocals – Bessie SmithWritten-By – B. Smith*
B6 Lillian Glinn Shake It Down
Bass – Unknown ArtistCornet – Unknown ArtistPiano – Unknown ArtistVocals – Lillian GlinnWritten By – Glinn*
B7 Bertha "Chippie" Hill Pratt City Blues
Cornet – Louis ArmstrongPiano – Richard M. JonesVocals – Bertha "Chippie" HillWritten-By – Hill*, Jones*
B8 Butterbeans And Susie* What It Takes To Bring You Back (Mama Keeps It All The Time)
Backing Band – Eddie Heywood And His Sons Of HarmonyHarmony Vocals [Duet] – Butterbeans And Susie*Piano – Eddie Heywood Written-By – Edwards*
The Thirties, Urban And Rural Blues
C1 Leroy Carr / Scrapper Blackwell Midnight Hour Blues
Guitar – Scrapper BlackwellVocals, Piano – Leroy CarrWritten-By – L. Carr*
C2 Faber Smith / Jimmy Yancey East St. Louis Blues
Piano – Jimmy YanceyVocals – Faber SmithWritten-By – J. Yancey*
C3 Peetie Wheatstraw Good Whiskey Blues
Guitar – Casey Bill*Vocals, Piano – Peetie WheatstrawWritten-By – Bunch*
C4 Casey Bill* / Black Bob W.P.A. Blues
Piano – Black BobVocals, Guitar – Casey Bill*Written-By – W. Weldon*, L. Melrose*
C5 Bo Carter Sorry Feeling Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Bo CarterWritten By – Chapman
C6 Robert Johnson Little Queen Of Spades
Vocals, Guitar – Robert JohnsonWritten-By – Johnson*
C7 Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Bukka WhiteWashboard – Washboard SamWritten-By – White*
C8 Memphis Minnie Me And My Chauffeur Blues
Guitar [2nd Guitar] – Little Son Joe Lawler*Vocals, Guitar – Memphis MinnieWritten-By – M. Lawlar*
World War Ⅱ And After
D1 Blind Boy Fuller / Sonny Terry I Want Some Of Your Pie
Harmonica – Sonny TerryVocals, Guitar – Blind Boy FullerWritten By – F. Allan
D2 Brownie McGhee Million Lonesome Women
Harmonica – Jordan WebbVocals, Guitar – Brownie McGheeWashboard – Washboard SlimWritten-By – B. McGhee*
D3 Joe Williams* / Sonny Boy Williamson Wild Cow Moan
Bass – Ransom KnowlingDrums – Judge Riley*Harmonica – Sonny Boy WilliamsonVocals, Guitar – Joe Williams*Written-By – Williams*
D4 Big Bill Broonzy All By Myself
Bass – Ransom KnowlingPiano – Memphis SlimVocals, Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyWashboard – Washboard SamWritten-By – W. Broonzy*
D5 Joe Turner* / Pete Johnson Roll 'Em Pete
Piano – Pete JohnsonVocals – Joe Turner*Written-By – J. Turner*, P. Johnson*
D6 Otis Spann Bloody Murder
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesHarmonica – Walter "Shaky" Horton*Vocals, Piano – Otis SpannWritten-By – O. Spann*
D7 Elmore James Sunnyland
Bass – Unknown ArtistBass Guitar – Unknown ArtistDrums – Unknown ArtistPiano – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – Elmore JamesWritten-By – E. James*
D8 Johnny Shines I Don't Know
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Clifton JamesVocals, Guitar – Johnny ShinesWritten-By – J. Shines*


  • Design, Sleeve – Ian Cameron
  • Producer, Compiled By, Liner Notes – Paul Oliver


With info sheet in japanese.

Tracks info - [orig 78 rpm issues in parenthesis]:
The Origin Of The Blues. ℗ 1927-1964
A1: Nangodi, Northern Territory, Ghana, June 1964. [Previously unissued]. (Public Domain)
A2: New York City. Dec 28 1928 [Okeh 8654] 401481-B (Public Domain)
A3: Atlanta, Georgia, Oct 30 1929 [Columbia 14484] 149300-1 (Public Domain)
A4: New York City. Jan 30 1934 [Vocalion 02680] 14727-1 (Cop. Con.)
A5: Chicago, Illinois. Mar 14 1927 [Okeh 8455] 80523-B (Cop. Con.)
A6: New York City. Mar 25 1935 [ARC 6-04-55] 17181 (Cop. Con.)
A7: San Antonio, Texas. Nov 27 1929 [Okeh 8764] 403357-A (Cop. Con.)
A8: Atlanta, Georgia. Apr 10 1929 [Columbia 14438] 148236-1 (Cop. Con.)

Blues And Entertainment. ℗ 1926-1936
B1: Atlanta, Georgia. Nov 09 1927 [Columbia 14268] 145192-2 (Cop. Con.)
B2: Atlanta, Georgia. Apr 19 1928 [Columbia 14328] 146148-2 (Cop. Con.)
B3: Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Jul 1936 [ARC 6-12-71] HAT 141 (Cop. Con.)
B4: Chicago, Illinois. Nov 06 1934 [Okeh 8958] C-78-3-2 (Cop. Con.)
B5: New York City. Jun 11 1931 [Columbia 14611] 151594-1 (Cop. Con.)
B6: New Orleans, Louisiana. Apr 24 1928 [Columbia 14315] 146180-1 (Cop. Con.)
B7: Chicago, Illinois. Nov 23 1926 [Okeh 8420] 9950-A (Cop. Con.)
B8: New York City. Feb 01 1930 [Okeh 8950] 403711-B (Cop. Con.)

The Thirties, Urban & Rural Blues. ℗ 1931-1941
C1: New York City. Mar 16 1932 [Vocalion 1693] 11499-A (Leeds Music Ltd.)
C2: Chicago, Illinois. Feb 23 1940 [Vocalion 05464] WC-2956-A (Leeds Music Ltd.)
C3: Chicago, Illinois. Mar 25 1935 [Vocalion 02978] C-924-A (Cop. Con.)
C4: Chicago, Illinois. Feb 12 1936 [Vocalion 03186] C-1256-1 (Leeds Music Ltd.) ["W.P.A." acronym = Works Progress Administration]
C5: New York City. Jun 04 1931 [Okeh 8889] 404930-A (Cop. Con.)
C6: Dallas, Texas. Jun 20 1937 [Vocalion 04108] DAL-395-2 (Cop. Con.)
C7: Chicago, Illinois. Mar 07 1940 [Okeh 05683] WC-2981-A (Leeds Music Ltd.)
C8: Chicago, Illinois. May 21 1941 [Okeh 06288] C-3765-1 (Cop. Con.)

World War II And After. ℗ 1938-1963. ℗ 1968 D8
D1: Memphis, Tennessee. Jul 12 1939 [Vocalion 05030] MEM-110-1 (Cop. Con.)
D2: Chicago, Illinois. May 23 1941 [Okeh 06329] C-3791-1 (Cop. Con.)
D3: Chicago, Illinois. Jul 22 1947 [Columbia 37945] CCO 4836-1 (Cop. Con.)
D4: Chicago, Illinois. Jul 17 1941 [Okeh 06427] C-3908-1 (Leeds Music Ltd.)
D5: New York City. Dec 30 1938 [Vocalion 4607] 23892-1 (Leeds Music Ltd.)
D6: Chicago, Illinois. May 1968 Blue Horizon 57-3142 (Goodie Two Shoes)
D7: Chicago, Illinois. c.1963 [Previously unissued] (Uncle Doris Music)
D8: Chicago, Illinois. May 1968 Blue Horizon 7-63212 (Goodie Two Shoes)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
66218, M 63572, M 63573 Various / Paul Oliver Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues ‎(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 66218, M 63572, M 63573 UK 1969
CG 30008 Various The Story Of The Blues ‎(2xLP, Comp, Mono, RP) Columbia CG 30008 US Unknown
S 67260 Various / Paul Oliver Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues ‎(2xLP, Comp) CBS S 67260 Spain 1972
510728 2 Various The Story Of The Blues ‎(2xCD, Comp) Legacy 510728 2 Europe 2003
0 15 2031-32 Various / Paul Oliver Various / Paul Oliver - Antologie Blues ‎(2xLP, Comp, Mono, RE) Supraphon, CBS, Mladý Svět 0 15 2031-32 Czechoslovakia 1976