I Have To Paint My Face: Mississippi Blues 1960 w/ Artwork

I Have To Paint My Face: Mississippi Blues 1960 w/ Artwork

I Have To Paint My Face: Mississippi Blues 1960 w/ Artwork MUSIC AUDIO CD delta 


Audio CD (Ex-Library) 




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Various Artists



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Blues, Delta

Track Listing

1. I Have to Paint My Face - Sam Chatmon

2. Big Road Blues - K.C. Douglas

3. I Stand and Wonder - Sam Chatmon

4. Texas Blues - Big Joe Williams

5. Night Shirt Blues - K.C. Douglas (previously unreleased)

6. Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas/Bruce Bratton (previously unreleased)

7. Hollandale Blues - Sam Chatmon (previously unreleased)

8. The - Columbus Jones/Jasper Love Slop

9. Stella Ruth - R.C. Smith

10. God Don't Like Ugly - Sam Chatmon

11. Rooster Blues - Wade Walton

12. Barbershop Rhythm - R.C. Smith/Wade Walton/R.C. Smith

13. Going Back to Texas - R.C. Smith

14. Blues and Trouble - K.C. Douglas/Sidney Maiden

15. Lonely Widower - R.C. Smith

16. Lost Love Blues - R.C. Smith

17. Married Woman Blues - Big Joe Williams

18. Love's Honeydripper - Jasper Love

19. Desert Blues - Jasper Love

20. One Thin Dime - Butch Cage

21. Butch's Blues - Butch Cage

22. Forty-Four Blues - Butch Cage

23. Chicago Blues - K.C. Douglas/Sidney Maiden


Playing Time:

76 min.


Chris Strachwitz


E1 Distribution (USA)

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Album Notes

Recorded in Mississippi, California and Louisiana in 1960. Includes liner notes by Chris Strachwitz.I HAVE TO PAINT MY FACE contains 20 songs from two previous Arhoolie compilations (Arhoolie LPs 1005 and 1006), along with three previously-unreleased tracks.Personnel: R.C. Smith, K.C. Douglas, Sam Chatmon, Big Joe Williams (vocals, guitar); Sidney Maiden (vocals, harmonica, piano); Jasper Love (vocals, piano); Wade Walton (guitar, sound effects).Liner Note Author: Chris Strachwitz.Recording information: California (1960); Louisiana (1960); Mississippi (1960).Editor: Chris Strachwitz.Photographers: Chris Strachwitz; Harry Oster; Brad Barrett.Unknown Contributor Roles: Willie Thomas; Bruce Bratton; Butch Cage.The title to the contrary, "I Have to Paint My Face": Mississippi Blues -- 1960 also includes recordings from California and Lousiana; regardless, these field recordings collected by Arhoolie label founder Chris Strachwitz are invaluable documents of gifted bluesmen who otherwise received virtually no opportunities to record their music. They include Sam Chatmon, Robert Curtis Smith, Wade Walton and Jasper Love. ~ Jason Ankeny

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