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George Barnes' Blues

George Barnes' Blues

Playing tracks by

Big Bill Broonzy, Blind John Davis, Blind Johnny Davis Trio, Casey Bill Weldon, Georgia White and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 5th in the #blues chart.



Beginning in 1938 thru 1942 there were a series of remarkable Blues recordings made in Chicago featuring the likes of Big Bill Broonzy, Blind John Davis, Jazz Gilliam and T-Bone Wlaker, just to name a few. What made the 1938 sessions so unique was the pressence of the first commercially recorded electric guitarist ever (yes, even earlier than Charlie Christian or Les Paul)....a 16 year old white kid named George Barnes! George would go on to a long career as one of the pre-eminent 'guitarist's guitarist' on the planet for the next 44 years. I was fortunate enough to have seen him multiple times and even chat a couple times at Bimbo's in SF. A great gentleman.

A note listen carefully to 'Jersey Cow Blues' and you will hear the roots of Junco Partner written by James Waynes some 13 years later.


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An unquestionable genius. Great show!


I love this compilation. All the tracks has the emotional core I prefer - - - thanks a lot.


Thanks for this. Cheers, DrJ