Spencer Bohren | Down the Dirt Road Blues

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Down the Dirt Road Blues

by Spencer Bohren

Follows an old-timey song from its origins through many different sounds and variations including delta blues, chicago blues, rock and roll and folk music.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Africa
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0:30 album only
2. Slavery Days
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1:51 album only
3. Homemade Banjo
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2:37 album only
4. Birth of the Blues
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2:50 album only
5. Delta Slide
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3:12 album only
6. Jug Band Music
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2:45 album only
7. Take to the Hills
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2:27 album only
8. Blue Yodel
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2:01 album only
9. Back to the Delta
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1:54 album only
10. Nashville Bound
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2:08 album only
11. North to Chicago
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2:24 album only
12. Urban Shuffle
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13. Rock 'n' Roll
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14. English Invasion
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15. Folk Boom
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16. Full Circle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This story can be told many ways.

My version is something like a historical novel. The larger story is true, and many of the artists mentioned are, or were, real people, but because cultural dispersion is, by nature, an inexact process, I have taken certain liberties in service of the storyline.


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David Quelch

Down the Dirt Road Blues
For someone is has a great interest in blues and its history, I find this to be a wonderful concept. The changes in instrumentation, voice and genre are very appealing.

Sally

Short history lesson of the blues
This CD is unusual because it covers a lot of territory. Volumes have been written about the history of the blues, but I have never heard it done musically before. Spencer takes one song and traces its development from its earliest form in Africa to what it might be like today. It is organic because the blues is an organic art form. Spencer makes this point very clearly. His instrumentation and his voice change as the song changes. I like this CD a lot.