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Jim Jackson Vol. 1 (1927-1928)

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Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues - Pt.. 1
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Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues - Pt.. 2
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He's In The Jailhouse Now
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Old Dog Blue
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My Monday Blues
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Mobile-Central Blues
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Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues - Pt.. 3
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Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues - Pt.. 4
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My Monday Blues
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I'm A Bad Bad Man
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I'm Gonna Start Me A Graveyard Of My Own
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My Monday Woman Blues (Take 1)
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I Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop (Take 1)
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I Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop (Take 2)
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My Monday Woman Blues (Take 3)
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My Mobile Central Blues
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Old Dog Blue
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Bootlegging Blues
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Policy Blues (Take 1)
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Policy Blues (Take 2)
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I'm Wild About My Lovin' (Take 2)
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This Morning She Was Gone (Take 1)
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This Morning She Was Gone (Take 2)
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Total Tracks: 23   Total Length: 70:39

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Corrected Track Listing

Harry Haller

The Document recordings are great, but the track listing is almost always a mess. Here's the correct listing for this album: - Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Pt. 1 - I'm a Bad, Bad Man - I'm Gonna Start a Graveyard of My Own - My Monday Woman Blues (Take 1) - I Heard the Voice of Pork Chop (Take 1) - I Heard the VOice of a Pork Chop (Take 2) - My Monday Woman Blues (Take 3) - My Mobile Central Blues - Old Dog Blue - Bootlegging Blues - Policy Blues (Take 1) - Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Pt. 2 - Policy Blues (Take 2) - I'm Wild About My Loving - This Morning She Was Gone (Take 1) - This Morning She Was Gone (Take 2) - He's in the Jailhouse Now - Old Dog Blue - My Monday Blues - Mobile Central Blues - Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Pt. 3 - Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues Pt. 4 - My Monday Blues

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great music - songs are out of order


The immortal "I Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop (Take 1)" is actually track five, so download that and then play around with the samples to figure out what you need. Can someone at eMusic fix the erroneous track listing?

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Unfortunately the songs are mislabeled...you really need to hear "Porkchop" as it's one of the more bizarre blues songs ever...extremely well-done ragtime...

They Say All Music Guide

Whew. Any collection that opens up with both sides of “Jim Jackson’s Kansas City Blues” in its original October 1927 recording (predating RCA’s recording of the same number by Jackson by three months) is asking for trouble, because how do you follow up the best double-sided solo blues single this side of Furry Lewis’ “Casey Jones, Pts. 1 & 2″? Well, you put on a 1928 rendition of “He’s in the Jailhouse Now” that’s as soulful as any ever done, and a version of “Old Dog Blue” from January 1928 that could be the earliest blues incarnation of what later became the Bo Diddley beat. And somewhere in there you throw in Jackson’s subsequent version of “Kansas City Blues” (the earlier one is better). And the stuff gets better from there on one of the finest solo artist compilations in the Document line, mostly with good sound, too. In contrast to Furry Lewis and almost any other blues great you’d care to name, Jackson’s playing on the guitar was pretty basic (check out “Mobile-Central Blues,” a great, bitter, topical song about the blues, that benefits from his repetitive playing), but the success of his work is proof that a smooth style matters more than technical skill, if the voice and the words are there. His playing fit his expressive voice, was not too obtrusive, and gave his voice just the little bit of accompaniment it needed, even embellishing the beat (as on “Old Dog Blue”) when required. The sound is generally good, and it’s hard to complain about the notes being a little sketchy, given the relatively little hard information known about Jackson. Seventy minutes of pure, sweet, golden acoustic blues, highlighted — with Document’s usual thoroughness — by two different takes each of “I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop,” “Policy Blues,” and “The Morning She Was Gone.” – Bruce Eder

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