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Sleepy John Estes Vol. 2 (1937 - 1941)

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Floating Bridge
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Need More Blues
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Jack And Jill Blues
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Poor Man's Friend (T Model)
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Hobo Jungle Blues
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Airplane Blues
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Everybody Oughta Make A Change
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Liquor Store Blues
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Easin' Back To Tennessee
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Fire Department Blues (Martha Hardin)
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Clean Up At Home
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New Someday Baby
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Brownsville Blues
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Special Agent (Railroad Police Blues)
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Mailman Blues
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Time Is Drawing Near
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Mary Come On Home
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Jailhouse Blues
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Tell Me How About It (Mr. Tom's Blues)
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Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
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Don't You Want To Know
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You Shouldn't Do That
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When The Saints Go Marching In
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Lawyer Clark Blues
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Little Laura Blues
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Working Man Blues
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Total Tracks: 26   Total Length: 73:29

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04.22.11
Need more blues? This Tennessee-born guitarist just might be your man.
2005 | Label: Document Records / The Orchard

Sleepy John Estes 'high, emotional voice cuts through guitar playing that, while nothing special, is insistent enough to get the job done. Recognizing his limitations, he usually filled out his sound with mandolinist Yank Rachell and harmonicist Hammie Nixon.) But it's his songs that make Estes so compelling. Rather than stringing together couplets from a common pool that all bluesmen dipped into, Estes often composed his own songs — which paint a vivid… read more »

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The second half of Document’s two-part series covering the early recordings of Sleepy John Estes includes a few excellent performances, though it isn’t quite as interesting as the first. The only real classics on tap are “Floating Bridge” and “Everybody Oughta Make a Change,” which leaves the rest of this lengthy compilation a mixed blessing for any but the most dedicated of listeners. – Thom Owens