Following the popularity of the Detroit and Chicago box sets, this is the third installment in Wienerworld’s Down Home Blues series that explores the unique regions of the black American blues scene

Features 37 artists, many of whom were influential in developing the down home blues scene, including Brownie McGhee, Big Chief Ellis, Alonzo Scales, Cousin Leroy and others

Four CD set, packaged in a deluxe digipak with outer slip case, featuring 110 rare tracks, all digitally remastered, some of which have never been reissued since their original release

Includes an 80 page book on the origins of the music and the blues scene in this region by eminent blues writer and scholar Chris Bentley, complete with essay, rare photos, tracklisting and full sessionography

The box set contains the down home blues of the territories of the North Eastern States that encompasses two important cities that helped in the development and growth of this blues genre, mainly from artists who were far more comfortable playing their music within the bars and out-of-town juke joints.
These tough little venues were quite different from the bigger rhythm and blues, jazz orchestrated venues that New York and Northeastern cities had established for those bigger sounds.

This is black American musicians, many with pre-war country blues roots which had evolved with an edge that didn’t have to come out of the Delta and migrate up to the Illinois or Michigan cites during and after the Second World War. Here, many hailed from Florida, Georgia, Alabama and The Carolinas. 110 performances from single solo artists who were lucky enough to get just one sublime record release, up to the tight small combo groups of musicians whom all produced equally fine intense recordings.

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