(2014) Play My Juke - Box, East Coast Blues, 1943 - 1954

Various Artists

... read moreBruce Bastin's English Flyright label -- only one of the magnificent tributaries of his Interstate Music Company -- has consistently demonstrated a union of fine scholarship and great music. This collection of mostly little-known East Coast blues artists is no exception. There are seven tracks of...

01:02′:34″ 22 Songs

1
Various Artists
Play My Juke - Box
2:55
2
Various Artists
Some Rainy Day
2:32
3
Various Artists
I Got What My Daddy Likes
2:43
4
Various Artists
West Kinney Street Blues
2:45
5
Various Artists
Harlem Women
2:51
6
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Awful Shame
3:08
7
Various Artists
Tampa Blues
2:59
8
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I Love That Woman
2:54
9
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Dices, Dices
2:53
10
Various Artists
One O' Clock Boogie
3:00
11
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Hello Central, Please Give Me 209
2:12
12
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Good Looking Woman Blues
2:45
13
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Broom Street Blues
3:01
14
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Humming Bird Blues
2:35
15
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Leaving Home Blues
3:01
16
Various Artists
Don't Want Pretty Women
3:03
17
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Better Get Ready
3:24
18
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I've Been Dreaming
2:29
19
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The Jinx Is On Me
3:04
20
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Gas Station Blues
2:39
21
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A & B Blues
2:57
22
Various Artists
Too Much Competition
2:44
Released 15 September 2014, ℗ Interstate Records

Review

Bruce Bastin's English Flyright label -- only one of the magnificent tributaries of his Interstate Music Company -- has consistently demonstrated a union of fine scholarship and great music. This collection of mostly little-known East Coast blues artists is no exception. There are seven tracks of singer/guitarists, four harp/guitar duets, four piano/guitar pairings, two guitar duos, and one arresting cut featuring three harps plus vocal. Artists such as Skoodle-Dum-Doo & Sheffield, Boy Green, Robert Lee Westmoreland, Marilyn Scott, and Sonny Jones serve up a startling reminder of all the amazing talent that has gone unrecognized over the years. ~ Larry Hoffman