Songsters & Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records / Matchbox Bluesmasters vol. 7

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The present release is Volume 7 of the modern release of the iconic Matchbox Bluesmaster LP series from the 1980s with extensive notes from world authority on the blues, Paul Oliver. Blues as a distinct form of Black American folk song was already a quarter of a century old when the first country singers from the American South were placed before horns and microphones to record their music. For these singers the blues was one of several song types from which they could draw, but already it was on its way to becoming the dominant Black - and American popular - song form of the century. Although serious fieldwork in blues research has been conducted for decades, there are many gaps that remain to be closed. Walter Hawkins is a case in point – hardly a thing is known about him even though his recordings have been of considerable interest to blues enthusiasts tor many years. Here, we hear him and many others at their best.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: May 06, 2022

  • Catalog Number: MSESET7

  • UPC: 5013133607423

  • Label: Matchbox Bluesmaster

  • Number of Discs: 6

  • Period: Jazz