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Various - Blues Roots Album

Various - Blues Roots Album

  • Performer: Various
  • Genre: Blues
  • Title: Blues Roots
  • Released: 1969
  • Style: Texas Blues, Delta Blues, East Coast Blues, Country Blues, Chicago Blues
  • Label: Poppy
  • Catalog: PYS 60, 003
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1058 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2490 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 586


1Bukka White and Washboard Willie Bald Eagle Train
Vocals, Guitar – Bukka WhiteWashboard – Washboard Willie
2Joe WilliamsMean Stepfather
Vocals, Guitar [Nine String] – Joe Williams
3John Jackson Bear Cat Blues
Vocals, Guitar – John Jackson
4George Coleman Listen At That Bull
Vocals, Drum [Oil Drum] – George Coleman
5Clifton Chenier, Cleveland Chenier and Robert St. JulienBlack Snake Blues
Drums – Robert St. JulienVocals, Accordion – Clifton ChenierWashboard [Rubboard] – Cleveland Chenier
6Earl Hooker, B. B. Junior (Andrew Odom), Williams and Geno SkaggsTwo Bugs And A Roach
Bass – Geno SkaggsDrums – WilliamsVocals – B. B. Junior (Andrew Odom)Vocals, Guitar – Earl Hooker
7Alex MooreWhistling Alex Moore Blues
Vocals, Piano – Alex Moore
8Lightnin' Hopkins and Barbara DaneYou Got Another Man
Vocals, Guitar – Barbara Dane, Lightnin' Hopkins
9Robert Shaw The Ma Grinder
Piano, Soloist – Robert Shaw Producer – Mack McCormick
10Joe CallicottFare You Well Baby Blues
Producer – George Mitchell Vocals, Guitar – Joe Callicott
11Juke Boy Bonner and Alvin J. SimonStruggle Here In Houston
Drums – Alvin J. SimonVocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Juke Boy Bonner
12R.C. Smith and S. MooreDon't Drive Me Away
Drums – S. MooreVocals, Guitar – R. C. Smith
13Johnny Young , "Big" Walter "Shakey" Horton, Lafayette Leake, Jimmy Dawkins, Lester Dorsie and Ernest GatewoodSometimes I Cry
Bass – Ernest GatewoodDrums – Lester DorsieGuitar – Jimmy DawkinsHarmonica – "Big" Walter "Shakey" HortonPiano – Lafayette LeakeProducer – Chris Strachwitz, Willie DixonVocals, Rhythm Guitar – Johnny Young
14Lil' Son JacksonRed River Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Lil' Son Jackson
15Joe Turner With Pete Johnson's OrchestraTrouble Blues
Alto Saxophone – Frank SleetBaritone Saxophone – Milburn NewmanBass – Addison FarmerDrums – Robert BradyPiano – Pete JohnsonTenor Saxophone – Pete Peterson Trumpet – Art Farmer, James RossVocals – Joe Turner
16Mance LipscombLong Tall Girl Got Stuck On Me
Vocals, Guitar – Mance Lipscomb
17Fred McDowellFrisco Lines
Vocals, Guitar – Fred McDowell
18R.L. BurnsideLong Haired Doney
Producer – George Mitchell Vocals, Guitar – R.L. Burnside
19Lowell Fulson and Martin FulsonTexas Blues
Rhythm Guitar – Martin FulsonVocals, Guitar – Lowell Fulson
20Mercy Dee (Walton), Sidney Maiden and Otis CherrySugar Daddy
Drums – Otis CherryHarmonica – Sidney MaidenVocals, Piano – Mercy Dee (Walton)
21Guitar Slim and Jelly Belly Snowing And Raining Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Guitar Slim, Jelly Belly
22Jesse FullerGot A Date At Half Past Eight
Producer – Norman Pierce, Tom SpinosaVocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Kazoo – Jesse Fuller
23John Littlejohn, Monroe Jones, Booker Sidgraves, Alvin Nichols, Robert Pulliam and Willie YoungDream
Bass – Alvin NicholsDrums – Booker SidgravesProducer – Chris Strachwitz, Willie DixonRhythm Guitar – Monroe JonesTenor Saxophone – Robert Pulliam, Willie YoungVocals, Guitar – John Littlejohn
24Big Mama Thornton, Otis Spann, James Cotton, Muddy Waters, Samuel Lawhorn, Luther Johnson and Francis ClayI'm Feeling Alright
Bass – Luther JohnsonDrums – Francis ClayGuitar – Muddy Waters, Samuel LawhornHarmonica – James CottonPiano – Otis SpannVocals – Big Mama Thornton
25Lightnin' HopkinsTake A Walk
Vocals, Guitar – Lightnin' Hopkins
26Black AceI Am The Black Ace
Vocals, Steel Guitar – Black Ace


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
PYS 60003-2Various Blues Roots ‎(2xLP, Comp, Promo)PoppyPYS 60003-2US1969
2696181Various Blues Roots ‎(2xLP, Comp, RE)Tomato2696181Germany1989
740 069Various Blues Roots ‎(2xLP, Comp)RCA Victor740 069France1969
TOM-2-7006Various Blues Roots ‎(2xLP, Comp, RE)TomatoTOM-2-7006US1978
PYS 60003Various Blues Roots ‎(2xLP, Comp, Gat)PoppyPYS 60003New Zealand1969


  • Artwork [Cover]Milton Glaser
  • DesignMilton Glaser, Push Pin Studios, Inc.
  • Producer, Recorded ByChris Strachwitz


The selections from this album have been comprised from the catalog of Arhoolie Records, which has one of the finest traditional folk blues catalogs in the United States.

Copyrighted by Tradition Music Co.
Public Performance cleared through BMI
Manufactured by Poppy Industries Inc., New York, New York

A1, A5, B1, C4, D2, D5 Recorded in Berkeley, California
A2 Recorded in Nesbitt, Mississippi
A3 Recorded in Coldwater, Mississippi
A4 Recorded in Los Gatos, California
A6 Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee
B2, B4 Recorded in Dallas, Texas
B3 Recorded in Ft. Worth, Texas
B5, C7 Recorded in Los Angeles, California
B6 Recorded in Austin, Texas
B7, C5 Recorded in Houston, Texas
C1 Recorded in Fairfax Station, Virginia
C2 Recorded in New York City
C3 Recorded in Oakland, California
C6 Recorded in San Antonio, Texas
D1, D4, D6 Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
D3 Recorded in San Francisco, California


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): X4RM-0648
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): X4RM-0649
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): X4RM-0650
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): X4RM-0651
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped ["+" is etched]): X4RM - 0648 - -1 S I + A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped ["+" is etched]): X4RM - 0649 - - 2 S I + A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, stamped ["+" is etched]): X4RM - 0650 - - 1 S I + B 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, stamped ["+" is etched]): X4RM - 0651 - - 1 S I + A1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (LP 1): PYS 60003-1
  • Other (LP 2): PYS 60003-2


  • Copyright (c) – Tradition Music Co.
  • Manufactured By – Poppy Industries, Inc.