Sleepy John Estes Vol. 1 (1929-1937) – Full Album

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1. The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair – Sleepy John Estes
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2. Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too – Sleepy John Estes
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3. Divin’ Duck Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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4. Little Sarah – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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5. Black Mattie Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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6. T-Bone Steak Blues – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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7. Milk Cow Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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8. Street Car Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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9. Expressman Blues – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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10. Whatcha Doin’? – Sleepy John Estes
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11. Poor John Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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12. Stack O’ Dollars – Sleepy John Estes
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13. My Black Gal Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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14. Sweet Mama – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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15. Down South Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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16. Stop That Thing – Sleepy John Estes
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17. Someday Baby Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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18. Who’s Been Telling You Buddy Brown Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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19. Married Woman Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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20. Drop Down Mama – Sleepy John Estes
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21. Government Money – Sleepy John Estes
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22. I Wanta Tear It All The Time – Sleepy John Estes
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23. Vernita Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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24. I Ain’t Gonna Be Worried No More – Sleepy John Estes
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Sleepy John Estes

Complete Recorded Works (24 September 1929 – 24 September 1941)

Vol 1: 24th September 1929 to 2nd August 1937

Featuring the recordings of:

Sleepy John Estes, vocal / guitar; poss. Johnny Hardge, piano; James “Yank” Rachel, mandolin. Sleepy John Estes, vocal / guitar; Jab Jones, piano; James “Yank” Rachel, mandolin. James “Yank” Rachel, vocal / guitar; Jab Jones, piano; Sleepy John Estes, guitar. Sleepy John Estes, vocal / guitar; “Tee”, harmonica; James Rachel, mandolin. James “Yank” Rachel, vocal / Mandolin; Sleepy John Estes, guitar; “Tee”, harmonica. Sleepy John Estes, vocal / guitar; James “Yank” Rachel, vocal / Mandolin; Jab Jones, piano. Sleepy John Estes, vocal / guitar; Hammie Nixon, harmonica /speech Sleepy John Estes, vocal / guitar; Hammie Nixon, harmonica; Charlie Pickett or possibly Son Bonds, guitar; Lee Brown, kazoo.

Genres: Country Blues, Early Chicago Blues, Brownsville Blues, Tennessee Blues, Country Blues Guitar, Blues Mandolin, Blues Harmonica, Blues Piano,

Abridged from this album’s booklet notes. John Norris of Jazz Beat Magazine once wrote of Sleepy John Estes “The emotional impact of his singing is overwhelming and when he really gets wound up in his music he sings with great power.” Sleepy John Estes was in many ways the personification of the blues. His pleading vocals were always on the point disintegrating into a cry either of help or of joy. His guitar playing, which could either be used as a thumping rhythm or as a remarkable, strong and precise lead, were a direct line to the life of poverty that he lived and his experiences in the Brownsville, Tennessee where he was born and where he died. This is the first of two volumes covering Sleepy John Estes’ early and, arguably, his best recordings, which he made between 1929 and 1941 before he slipped into obscurity until being re-discovered during the great blues revival of the 1960s. These recordings show John as an innovator and like Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee) and Big Bill Broonzy he was willing and able to move on with the times, bringing his music from the country and into the city (Chicago). Like Big Joe Williams, Sleepy John Estes was as comfortable playing with a band as he was playing solo. The recordings on Volume One have the feel of a string band with the ever present James “Yank” Rachel on mandolin. Also present on several tracks are Jab Jones playing stomping barrelhouse. piano and Hammie Nixon on harmonica. Elsewhere harmonica is provided by the mysterious “Tee”. The total sound of these early sides is extraordinary. When Estes and his band hit an up-tempo piece, as on Cow Cow Blues or Wat’cha Doin?, the effect is both precarious and thrilling at the same time. In among the slow blues such as autobiographical Street Car Blues and Poor John Blues are the stomping Stop That Thing and I Want To Tear It Down. The success of another up-beat number, Drop Down Mamma lead to its re-issue by public demand on 78 in Britain during the 1940s. This is low down blues and good time music at their best.

Chris Smith Copyright: 1990 Document Records.

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1. The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair – Sleepy John Estes
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2. Broken-Hearted, Ragged And Dirty Too – Sleepy John Estes
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3. Divin’ Duck Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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4. Little Sarah – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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5. Black Mattie Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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6. T-Bone Steak Blues – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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7. Milk Cow Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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8. Street Car Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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9. Expressman Blues – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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10. Whatcha Doin’? – Sleepy John Estes
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11. Poor John Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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12. Stack O’ Dollars – Sleepy John Estes
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13. My Black Gal Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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14. Sweet Mama – Sleepy John Estes with James “Yank” Rachel
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15. Down South Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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16. Stop That Thing – Sleepy John Estes
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17. Someday Baby Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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18. Who’s Been Telling You Buddy Brown Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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19. Married Woman Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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20. Drop Down Mama – Sleepy John Estes
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21. Government Money – Sleepy John Estes
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22. I Wanta Tear It All The Time – Sleepy John Estes
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23. Vernita Blues – Sleepy John Estes
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24. I Ain’t Gonna Be Worried No More – Sleepy John Estes
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