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Blind Boy Fuller Vol. 5 1938 - 1940

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Stop Jivin' Me Mama
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Long Time Trucker
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Big House Bound
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Flyin' Airplane Blues
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Get Your Yas Yas Out
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Jitterbug Rag
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Screaming And Crying Blues
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Blacksnakin' Jiver
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I Don't Care How Long
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You'Ve Got Something There
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Baby Quit Your Low Down Ways (Take 1)
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Baby Quit Your Low Down Ways (Take 2)
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It Doesn't Matter Baby
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Black Bottom Blues
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I Crave My Pig Meat
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Big Leg Woman Gets My Pay
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I'm A Stranger Here
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Red's Got The Piccolo Blues
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I Want Some Of Your Pie
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Jivin' Big Bill Blues
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Woman You Better Wake Up
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Step It Up And Go
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Worn Out Engine Blues
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Total Tracks: 23   Total Length: 63:15

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04.22.11
Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Boy Fuller Vol. 5 1938 - 1940
2005 | Label: Document Records / The Orchard

Along with Blind Willie McTell, Fuller is the most compelling of the Piedmont bluesmen, an intricate guitarist and robust singer with a large and varied repertoire; he was also one of the last commercially potent country bluesmen. The North Carolina street singer was best known for nimble, acrobatic rags: "Step It Up and Go" and "Trucking My Blues" are the most enduring, though "Rag, Mama, Rag" (with Rev. Gary Davis), "Piccolo Rag" and "Big Leg… read more »

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Volume five in Document’s Blind Boy Fuller series is comprised primarily of two prolific sessions, the first recorded in Columbia, South Carolina on October 29, 1938 with harpist Sonny Terry and washboard player Bull City Red, the second a Memphis date from July 12, 1939 with Terry, Bull City Red (now going as Oh Red) and second guitarist Sonny Jones. The latter is perhaps the most impressive, yielding the signature song “I Want Some of Your Pie” as well as “You’ve Got Something There” (a rewrite of Buddy Moss’ “Daddy Don’t Care”) and Fuller’s immortal rendition of J.B. Long’s “Step It Up and Go.” – Jason Ankeny