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01
Leadbelly Sermon On Pancakes
01 :11
02 01 :14
03 01 :25
04
Rev. Gary Davis Lost John
02 :46
05
Rev. Gary Davis Soldier's Drill
05 :37
06
Leadbelly Gallows Pole
01 :35
07
Leadbelly Leaving Blues
01 :49
08
Rev. Gary Davis Slow Blues In E
04 :06
09
Big Bill Broonzy Starvation Blues
03 :22
10
Leola B. Wilson & Blind Blake Black Biting Bee Blues
02 :51
11
Rev. Gary Davis Mountain Jack
07 :04
12 03 :44
13
Buddy Boy Hawkins A Rag
03 :03
14
William Moore Raggin' The Blues
03 :02
15
William Moore Old Country Rock
03 :04
16
Gus Cannon & Blind Blake Poor Boy
03 :13
17
Ramblin' Thomas Poor Boy
02 :29
18 03 :11
19 03 :09
20 03 :25
21
Rube Lacy Ham Hound Crave
03 :01
22
Edward Thompson Seven Sisters Blues
02 :59
23
Ramblin' Thomas Hard Dallas Blues
03 :08
24
Ramblin' Thomas Back Gnawing Blues
03 :06
25
Ramblin' Thomas Going Crazy
02 :55
ARTIST
TITLE
Lifting The Veil: The First Bluesmen
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WA 2008CD WA 2008CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/2/2010

2015 repress. Subtitled: Rev. Gary Davis & Peers. Another exceptional archival release from Allan Evans' World Arbiter label. After years of preparation, World Arbiter offers new vivid restorations of discs from Harry Smith's Archive. Pioneering legendary artists are heard in a variety of genres which were essential in creating the blues. The accompanying text contains selections from an astonishing discovery: an unknown 1951 oral history of Rev. Gary Davis, providing a candid, unparalleled insight into his life. Includes two previously-unpublished recordings (Rev. Gary Davis from 1956/1957 and Leadbelly from 1941), plus various obscure 78 tracks from Harry Smith's collection (all recorded circa 1926-1929). The liner notes also include an excerpt from an unknown, unpublished oral history of Davis compiled in 1951 by Elizabeth Lyttleton Harold, the wife of Alan Lomax. Other artists include Big Bill Broonzy, Leola B. Wilson, Buddy Boy Hawkins, William Moore, Gus Cannon and Blind Blake, Ramblin' Thomas, Charley Patton, Rube Lacy, and Edward Thompson.