RELEASE
October 09, 2007
LABEL
Document
GENRES
Blues, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Regional Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Acoustic Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Pre-War Blues, Electric Delta Blues

Album Review

A sort of odds and ends collection that was originally issued on LP in 1987, Mississippi Blues, Vol. 4 gathers several alternate takes from Robert Johnson recorded between November 1936 and June 1937, including versions of "Cross Road Blues" and "Love in Vain," eight rare sides recorded by Robert Lockwood, Jr. between 1941 and 1955, and the complete recorded works of Otto Virgil (his actual last name appears to have been "Virgial"), which consists of four sides recorded in Chicago on Halloween in 1925. This set sort of unintentionally traces the migration and changes of the Delta blues as it moved north out of Mississippi and on to cities like Chicago. The Lockwood tracks are actually probably the rarest here, since the Johnson material is all included in the Columbia box, and Virgil's sides show up as single tracks on various other anthologies.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Little Girl in Romehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Bad Notion Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Got the Blues About Romehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Seven Year Itchhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Ramblin' on My Mindhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Come on in My Kitchenhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Terraplane Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Phonograph Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Cross Road Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Walkin' Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Little Queen of Spadeshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Drunken Hearted Manhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Stop Breakin' Down Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Traveling Riverside Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Love in Vainhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. Black Spider Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. I'm Gonna Train My Babyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Little Boy Bluehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Take a Little Walk with Mehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Holehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Dust My Broomhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Aw Aw Babyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. Sweet Woman from Mainehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmississippi-blues-vol.-4%252Fid571731209%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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