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American Primitive V.2 - Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939)
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Description Revenants. Phantoms. Biographical ciphers emerged from their anonymous dark, made 78 rpm recordings, and were promptly swallowed up by darkness again. Yet their recordings have made an indelible place for themselves in our world by dint of capacity to inspire wonder.

At once a collection of secret blueprints for a new raw musics revolution and a testament to the enduring power of great art to shock, confound, inspire and sustain. John Fahey’s final curated work for Revenant.
Track Listing
Disc 1
I Want Jesus to Talk with Me - Homer Quincy Smith
Deal Rag - Walter Taylor
Motherless Child Blues - Elvie Thomas
Big Bed Bug (Bed Bug Blues) - Tommy Settlers and His Blues Moaner
I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape - Nugrape Twins
Molly Man - (Red Hot) Old Mose
Black Dog Blues - Bayless Rose
Workhouse Blues - Mattie May Thomas
Bo-Lita - Kid Brown and His Blue Band
My Mama Always Talked To Me - John Hammond
Balln' the Jack - The Salty Dog Four
Friday Moan Blues - Alfred Lewis
Pick Poor Robin Clean - Geeshie Wiley
It's Cold In China Blues - The Mississippi Moaner
Black Sheep Blues - Pigmeat Terry
Old Hen Cackle - Two Poor Boys
Frisco Blues - Bayless Rose
Hot Time Blues - William Harris
Take A Look At That Baby - Two Poor Boys
Skinny Leg Blues - Geeshie Wiley
Little Birdie - John Hammond
Little Girl in Rome - Otto Virgial
Dangerous Blues - Mattie May Thomas
Mean Low Blues - Blues Birdhead
Be My Kid Blues - Elizabeth Johnson

Disc 2
Last Kind Word Blues - Geeshie Wiley
Poor Mourner - Cousins & DeMoss
Jamestown Exibition - Bayless Rose
There's a City Built of Mansions - Nugrape Twins
Cairo Blues - Henry Spaulding
Two White Horses in a Line - Two Poor Boys
Shrimp Man - (Red Hot) Old Mose
Don't Mistreat Your Good Boyfriend - The Bubbling Over Five
Bull Frog Blues - William Harris
Purty Polly - John Hammond
Go Down Moses - Homer Quincy Smith
Over to my House - Wiley and Thomas
Shaking Weed Blues - Tommy Settlers and His Blues Moaner
Big Mac from Macamere - Mattie May Thomas
Moaning the Blues - Pigmeat Terry
Original Blues - Bayless Rose
John Henry Blues (take 3) - Two Poor Boys
Sobbin' Woman Blues - Elizabeth Johnson
Bad Notion Blues - Otto Virgial
Eagles on a Half - Geeshie Wiley
Mississippi Swamp Moan - Alfred Lewis
Red Cross The Disciple of Christ Today - Moses Mason
Kansas City Blues - William Harris
As Free A Little Bird As Can Be - John Hammond
No Mo' Freedom - Mattie May Thomas
This CD is also available as a download from Homer Quincy Smith - American Primitive,  Vol. II -  Pre-War Revenants
Audio Samples I Want Jesus to Talk with Me - Homer Quincy Smith
Deal Rag - Walter Taylor
I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape - Nugrape Twins
Molly Man - (Red Hot) Old Mose
Dangerous Blues - Mattie May Thomas
Last Kind Word Blues - Geeshie Wiley
Cairo Blues - Henry Spaulding
Purty Polly - John Hammond
Moaning the Blues - Pigmeat Terry
Sobbin' Woman Blues - Elizabeth Johnson
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There is no easy way to explain just how good this collection is! From the very first track (my first time hearing Homer Quincy Smith), I was completely involved with no turning back. I’ve been listening to these songs all weekend & toward the end of each, I still find myself in true anticipation of the next. The ghosts are evident in this one. Honestly, the best compilation I have heard in while! A true 5-star rating!
Malcolm - Venerable Music

Label RVN - Revenant
Number 214
Subsidiary Artists: Homer Quincy Smith
Walter Taylor
Elvie Thomas
Tommy Settlers and His Blues Moaner
Nugrape Twins
(Red Hot) Old Mose
Bayless Rose
Mattie May Thomas
Kid Brown and His Blue Band
John Hammond
Salty Dog Four
Alfred Lewis
Geeshie Wiley
Mississippi Moaner
Pigmeat Terry
Two Poor Boys
William Harris
Otto Virgial
Blues Birdhead
Elizabeth Johnson
Cousins & DeMoss
Henry Spaulding
Bubbling Over Five
William Harris
Wiley and Thomas
Moses Mason
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