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Album: Stop and Listen
# Song Title   Time
1)    Stop and Listen Blues
2)    Lonely One in This Town
3)    World Is Going Wrong, The
4)    She Ain't No Good
5)    Sitting on Top of the World
6)    Too Long
7)    That's It
8)    Bootlegger's Blues
9)    Somebody's Got to Help You
10)    Jailbird Love Song
11)    Shooting High Dice
12)    Tell Me to Do Right
13)    Sales Tax
14)    Livin' in a Strain - (previously unreleased)
15)    Sweet Maggie
16)    She's Crazy About Her Lovin'
17)    Please Baby
18)    I've Got Blood in My Eyes for You
19)    Kind Treatment
20)    He Calls That Religion
 

Album: Stop and Listen
# Song Title   Time
1)    Stop and Listen Blues
2)    Lonely One in This Town
3)    World Is Going Wrong, The
4)    She Ain't No Good
5)    Sitting on Top of the World
6)    Too Long
7)    That's It
8)    Bootlegger's Blues
9)    Somebody's Got to Help You
10)    Jailbird Love Song
11)    Shooting High Dice
12)    Tell Me to Do Right
13)    Sales Tax
14)    Livin' in a Strain - (previously unreleased)
15)    Sweet Maggie
16)    She's Crazy About Her Lovin'
17)    Please Baby
18)    I've Got Blood in My Eyes for You
19)    Kind Treatment
20)    He Calls That Religion
 
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Performer Notes
  • Mississippi Sheiks: Lonnie Chatmon (fiddle), Walter Vinson (guitar, vocals).
  • Producers: Don Kent, Stefan Grossman, Richard Nevins.
  • Includes liner notes by Stephen Calt, Don Kent and Michael Stewart.
  • Audio Remasterer: Richard Nevins.
  • Liner Note Authors: Don Kent; Michael Stewart; Stephen Calt.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Walter Vinson.
  • Stop and Listen collects 20 tracks the Mississippi Sheiks recorded in the early '30s, gathering together most of their best-known material (including "Sitting on Top of the World"), plus the previously unreleased "Livin' in a Strain." These records are of significant historical importance and this is the definitive compilation of this groundbreaking -- and popular -- string band. ~ Thom Owens
Professional Reviews
Option (Jan/Feb 93, p.102) - "...the Sheiks displayed an uncommon level of musicianship and a sophisticated, even satirical lyrical sense..."

Vox (12/92, p.94) - 7 - Very Good - "...as funereal and tragic as archive blues ever gets...Antique but artful..."
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