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Blues Singer (1929-1931) - Booger Rooger Saturday Nite!


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Artist: Gene Autry
Release date: 1996
Genre: Blues, Country
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:02:05
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No. Title Length
1. Birmingham Daddy 2:42
2. The Rheumatism Blues 2:25
3. Dallas County Jail Blues 3:00
4. Jail-House Blues 2:38
5. I'm Atlanta Bound 2:39
6. In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2 2:42
7. Bear Cat Papa Blues 2:48
8. Wildcat Mama Blues 2:21
9. High Steppin' Mama Blues 2:40
10. A Yodeling Hobo 2:59
11. T.B. Blues 2:55
12. California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4) 2:32
13. Slu-Foot Lou 2:41
14. Stay Away from My Chicken House 2:42
15. Waiting for a Train 2:38
16. Frankie and Johnny 2:41
17. Do Right Daddy Blues 2:43
18. Blue Yodel No. 5 2:36
19. My Rough and Rowdy Ways 2:44
20. Left My Gal In the Mountains 2:35
21. I've Always Been a Rambler 2:32
22. Dust Pan Blues 2:43
23. That's Why I Left the Mountains 3:09



If your concept of a blues singer embraces the sound of country music singer Jimmie Rodgers, as well as a Muddy Waters sideman like Jimmy Rogers, then this collection will make perfect sense to you. This superlative collection of Autry's earliest recordings for various Columbia budget labels like Melotone, Banner, Velvet Tone, Diva, and Oriole casts the latter-day cowboy hero in direct competition with Rodgers, sometimes recording covers of well-known hits by the Singing Brakeman. While seven of the 23 tracks collected here are Rodgers tunes (and superlative covers they are, too), ten of them are from Autry's pen, an indication that he not only had his own ideas to impart, but had figured the game out early from a business standpoint as well. On the majority of tracks, Autry is only accompanied by his yodeling and his acoustic guitar, but the addition on certain tracks of Roy Smeck on steel guitar or banjo certainly spices things up while allowing Autry to play some nifty fills in tandem. The biggest surprise, of course, is how comfortable Autry sounds on all of this material, clearly enjoying himself while finding his own voice as the sessions progress toward his "cowboy singer" breakthrough, only a year away from the last of these recordings. Yes, Gene Autry sang the blues and was pretty good at it, too. A landmark in country music's history while clearly demonstrating the cross-genre appeal of the blues as a musical form accessible to everyone.