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Complete Recorded Works (1927-30)
Ed Bell
Complete Recorded Works (1927-30)
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Ed Bell
Title: Complete Recorded Works (1927-30)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Document
Release Date: 4/21/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Delta Blues, Traditional Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 714298509021, 788518509023, 669910036655

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Unique country blues
Ryan Waldron | 01/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ed Bell used a unique guitar style that is more riff-based, rather than always following the standard blues chord changes. The first four tracks on this CD from Bell's first session are, in my opinion, quite stellar. Each features a memorable melody and a distinctive guitar part. The remaining tracks are a bit more of a mixed bag, especially as regards sound quality. Like a lot of other blues artists, there is a fair bit of musical repetition. However, there is enough variety to keep me interested through most of the running time. Some songs feature Clifford Gibson on guitar, who played in a more urban type of style. Other tracks recylcle the melody and guitar part from the first track, "Mamlish Blues. I'm quite fond of the 8 bar folk song called "She's a fool" that appears a few times that sounds like something John Hurt or Mance Lipscomb would play. The two tracks at the end by Pillie Bolling are a nice addition. Pillie plays and sings in a relaxed, up-beat kind of style."