VA – Barrelhousin’ Around Chicago: The Legendary George Paulus 1970s Blues Recordings [2CD Set] (2020)

Posted by Green on October 13, 2021as

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Two CDs of the real deal blues recorded by the legendary and mysterious George Paulus. Disc 1 has studio tracks by Billy Branch (his first session), slide guitarist Joe Carter, harmonica player Big John Wrencher, Mac Thompson rarely recorded as leader, Kansas City Red with Eddie Taylor and many others. Disc 2 are solo recordings from the backroom of a barbershop to informal settings. Essential!

The Blues world has its legends and creative giants ‘ but there’s also genuine ‘folk’ performers who played clubs, bars, barber shops, street corners and barbecues. We are blessed that George Paulus produced and recorded these local blues musicians in 1970s Chicago. This double album features a bunch of his best Chicago recordings including Joe Carter, Lyin’ Joe Holley and Blind Will Dukes.

Disc 1
1. Joe Carter – Mama Talk to Your Daughter (2:31)
2. Joe Carter – You’re the One (2:29)
3. Joe Carter – Rock Me (3:27)
4. John Wrencher – Now Darlin’ (3:35)
5. Billy Branch – Hoochie Coochie (4:12)
6. Sam Johnson – Country Girl (3:09)
7. Mac Thompson – Somethin’ Wrong (3:00)
8. Earl Payton – Parkway Boogie (2:24)
9. James Henderson – Hey Baby (3:33)
10. Jimmy Miller – Somebody Have Mercy (4:12)
11. Easy Baby – Good Morning Mr. Blues (3:13)
12. Frank Jr. – Wee Little Room (3:29)
13. Walter ‘Big Red’ Smith – Bottleneck Blues (3:00)
14. Blind Joe Hill – Boogie in the Dark (3:29)
15. Blind Joe Hill – She Fool Me (5:49)
16. Kansas City Red & Eddie Taylor – Standing Around Cryin’ (5:18)
17. Kansas City Red & Eddie Taylor – Crawling King Snake (3:00)

Disc 2
1. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Big Machine Blues (3:21)
2. Lyin’ Joe Holley – So Cold in the U.S.A. (2:38)
3. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Five More Numbers (1:10)
4. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Drinking Budweiser (2:12)
5. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Moon is Rising (2:53)
6. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Dope Around Town (3:50)
7. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Old Twister (3:35)
8. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Big Leg Woman (2:41)
9. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Early One Morning (3:03)
10. Lyin’ Joe Holley – How Long (1:44)
11. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Swanee River Boogie (1:12)
12. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Monkey Faced Woman (3:27)
13. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Drunken Woman (2:55)
14. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Three Kinds of Fool (2:38)
15. Lyin’ Joe Holley – Rebate Blues (2:41)
16. John Lee Granderson – Lonesome Blues (2:55)
17. John Lee Granderson – Rollin’ & Tumblin’ (2:49)
18. Blind Will Dukes – Terraplane Blues (3:03)
19. Blind Will Dukes – Mean Hearted Woman (2:28)
20. Blind Will Dukes – Hobo Blues (1:39)

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