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I Need-A Plenty Grease In My Frying Pan
(roots and influences of vaudeville & rural blues: 1919-1940)
Max Haymes

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"Vaudeville Blues: 103 glorious tracks compiled by Max Haymes that examine the connections and influences that existed between vaudeville blues and the country blues legends of the 1920s and 1930s. However far the connections are proven, this features the amazing country blues music of Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell, Robert Wilkins, Sleepy John Estes, Willie Brown, Barbecue Bob, Texas Alexander, Memphis Jug Band, Sam Collins and more alongside lesser-known (to these ears anyway) but fabulous sides by Margaret Carter, Margaret Johnson, Edna Hicks, Mary Stafford, Ida May Mack, Essie Whitman, Virginia Liston and plenty more known and obscure artists. Rapidly becoming one of my favourite JSP sets, and Iíve only had it a few days".
- Tony Chilcott, Red Lick Records www.redlick.com

This is the full essay (click on the links below) published in short form as the liner notes for "Vaudeville Blues" the JSP Records 4 CD boxed set. We hope you all enjoy it.

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Who Toot Your Fruttie Nice An' Tight?
It's Papa's Elgin Movements From His Shoulders Da-Own
Eagle Rock Me Mama, Sally Long Me, Too
You Was A Good Old Gobbler, But You Lost Your Strut


Vaudeville Blues: CD Boxed Set available from Red Lick Records www.redlick.com

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