Blues and Ballads for the Broken Hearted

  • Track Count 15
  • Total Length 56:40
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Pretty Polly Kathy & Carol 03:22
  2. 2 Rats In My Kitchen Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell 04:20
  3. 3 Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad (incomplete) Cousin Emmy 01:54
  4. 4 Haunted House Blues Mance Lipscomb 03:48
  5. 5 How Many More Years I Got To Let You Dog Me Around Lightnin' Hopkins 04:10
  6. 6 Matty Groves Hedy West 05:34
  7. 7 Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone The White Brothers 03:03
  8. 8 Cold Blooded Murder Sam Chatmon 03:43
  9. 9 Trouble In Mind (Incomplete) Roscoe Holcomb 01:36
  10. 10 Blues And Trouble Muddy Waters 04:56
  11. 11 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Ramblin' Jack Elliott 02:42
  12. 12 When These Blues Get On Me Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 05:42
  13. 13 Killing Floor Taj Mahal 05:26
  14. 14 Standing Around Crying Long Gone Miles 03:23
  15. 15 Lover's Farewell Maybelle Carter 03:01
Playlist Description

Welcome to a land of murder, jealousy, troubled minds, and broken hearts. This compilation was hand plucked from the wounded heartstrings of our very own American roots musicians in the form of traditional ballads or very personal blues. Lend an ear to such songs as "Rats in My Kitchen" by Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell; or perhaps the more traditional "Pretty Polly," sung by the angelic duo Kathy and Carol, about murdering your fiancee and throwing her into a pre-dug grave.