VA - Classic Delta and Deep South Blues from Smithsonian Folkways (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 362 MB
Label: Smithsonian Folkways – SFW CD 40222 | Tracks: 20 | Time: 67:24 min
Mississippi, particularly the Delta, lays claim to being the land where the blues began. Forged in the crucible of poverty and racial oppression, blues flourished there as nowhere else, evolving into what most critics consider the deepest or most intense strain of the blues tradition. During the Great Migration, music changed consistently, adapting to its new surroundings like St. Louis and Chicago, while retaining its connection to its down home Delta roots. This collection celebrates the diversity and dissemination of the blues’ most powerful and influential voices.