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Various - Takoma Blues flac album
Takoma Blues
Chicago Blues
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Various ‎– Takoma Blues. Label: Takoma ‎– TAKCD-8907-2. Format: CD, Compilation, Remastered. Country: US. Released: 1998. Tracks 13-22 originally released as "Rare Blues" (Takoma 7081). Recorded early to mid-Sixties in Chicago, IL. Remastered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, in 1998. Other (SPARS Code): AAD. Matrix, Runout: DIDX-063448 3.

Various ‎– Blues Album. Label: Arcade ‎– ARC 4728462. Format: CD, Compilation. Cd is mastered incorrectly: Disc plays the correct tracks (as listed above) but textual information on artists and track titles (as seen in media player screen) is taken from the Arcade Benelux sister release Various - Still Got The Blues. Rights Society: STEMRA.

Takoma Blues by Little Brother Montgomery. Format – mp3. Download compilation for free and listen online on Myzcloud. Sunnyland Slim, Eddie Boyd and others. USA. Songs in album Takoma Blues (1998).

Takoma Blues - Cd Various Artists CD139967. Blues In The Eisenhower Era, Var - Cd Blues In The Eisenhower Era, Var CD06652.

The album may not have enjoyed the production resources of contemporary Blue Note hard-bop releases but it lacks none of the artistry. Francoise Hardy Francoise Hardy (Disques Vogue LP, 1962). MJQ leader, pianist John Lewis’ blend of jazz, blues and Baroque-era counterpoint was never better realised than on this album. It opens with a breathtakingly pretty take on Ornette Coleman’s title song, followed by six Lewis originals and Gary McFarland’s blues ballad ‘Why Are You Blue. Fugal counterpoints run through the set, with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, as always, keeping one foot in the blues to balance Lewis’ one foot in the conservatoire. Haruna Ishola and his Group Apala Songs (Decca LP, 1962). Leo Kottke 6- & 12-String Guitar (Takoma LP, 1969).

Takoma Records was a small but influential record label founded by guitarist John Fahey in the late 1950s. It was named after Fahey's hometown, Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, . Takoma Records began with a custom pressing of 100 copies of John Fahey/Blind Joe Death, an album of Fahey's fingerstyle guitar playing released around 1959. Fahey had no distribution and sold the pressing to friends and at music parties.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Maxwell Street Jimmy Alberta 2:56
2 Big Joe Williams I Ain't Got Nobody 2:55
3 Rev. Robert Wilkins* I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down 3:52
4 Little Brother Montgomery The Pleadin' Blues
Guitar – Michael Bloomfield*
5 Sunnyland Slim Lend Me Your Love
Harmonica – St. Louis Jimmy*
6 Maxwell Street Jimmy Two Trains Running 2:15
7 Big Joe Williams Whistling Pines
Harmonica – Paul Butterfield
8 Rev. Robert Wilkins* O Lord I Want You To Help Me 3:16
9 Little Brother Montgomery Hesitating Blues 2:31
10 Dr. Isaiah Ross* Chicago Breakdown 5:55
11 James Cotton V-8 Ford Blues
Harmonica – Paul ButterfieldResonator Guitar [National] – Elvin Bishop
12 Maxwell Street Jimmy Cryin' Won't Make Me Stay 2:55
13 Little Brother Montgomery Michigan Water Blues
Guitar – Michael Bloomfield*
14 John Lee Granderson Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 2:46
15 Dr. Isaiah Ross* Hobo Blues 4:35
16 James Cotton Polly Put The Kettle On
Harmonica [2nd] – Paul ButterfieldResonator Guitar [National] – Elvin Bishop
17 Eddie Boyd Five Long Years 2:59

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Allegiance
  • Distributed By – Allegiance
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Takoma Records
  • Mastered At – Dave Pell Digital


  • Compiled By – Mike Dion
  • Design – Murry Whiteman
  • Guitar [9-string Guitar], Vocals – Big Joe Williams (tracks: 2)
  • Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals – Dr. Isaiah Ross* (tracks: 10)
  • Guitar, Vocals – Big Joe Williams (tracks: 7), Dr. Isaiah Ross* (tracks: 15), John Lee Granderson (tracks: 14), Maxwell Street Jimmy (tracks: 1, 6, 12)
  • Liner Notes, Art Direction – Dee Westlund
  • Mastered By – Michael Boshears
  • Piano, Vocals – Eddie Boyd (tracks: 17), Little Brother Montgomery (tracks: 4, 9, 13), Sunnyland Slim (tracks: 5)
  • Producer – Norman Dayron (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Recorded By – Norman Dayron
  • Resonator Guitar [National], Vocals – Son House (tracks: 16)
  • Slide Guitar [Penknife], Vocals – Rev. Robert Wilkins* (tracks: 3, 8)
  • Vocals – James Cotton (tracks: 11)
  • Vocals, Harmonica – James Cotton (tracks: 16)


℗ 1987 Takoma Records
Printed in U.S.A.
On disc: Made in Japan.

Tracks 1-8 recorded in various locations - Chicago - 1963 thru 1965
Tracks 9-17 recorded in various locations - Chicago - 1960 thru 1963 (The Collection of Norman Dayron)

Tracks 1-8 originally released on TAK 7081. Tracks 9-17 originally released on TAK 7071.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 542
  • Barcode: 022397282227

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TAKCD-8907-2 Various Takoma Blues ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Takoma TAKCD-8907-2 US 1998