Sammy Price: Sammy Price and the Blues Singers: Vol. 1 (1938-1941), Vol. 2 1939-1949
These performances were originally reissued in 1998 on the Austrian Wolf label. The remastering by Gerhard Wessely is outstanding and helps make these volumes worthy of consideration by blues lovers.
Track Listing: Volume 1. 1938-1941. Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Go Down Moses, Heartbroken Blues, Mississippi Moan - Ebony Three; Try and Get It, Jive Lover, I Want a Long Time Daddy - Bea Foote; The Monkey Swing, Jammin' in Georgia, My Understanding Man, Serenade to a Jitterbug - Hester Lancaster - Vocal; My Mellow Man, Knockin' Myself Out, You're Gonna Go Your Way and I'm Gonna Go Mine, Don't Stop Now, My Nightmare Jockey - Yack Taylor; The Low Down Lonely Blues, Rock Me in the Groove, Black Cat Bone, These Low Down Men Blues - Sweet Georgia Brown; Make Me Love you, Fruit Cakin' Mama, Black Gal, Thinking Blues - Ruby Smith Volume 2. Do Your Duty, Low Down Dirty Groundhog - Lether McGraw; Death Letter Blues, Death Cell Blues - James Carter; Let Me Rock Your Home, Why Don't You Do Right, Love Me, Yump Da Da Da, Cannon Ball, Deep Sea Diver - Nora Lee King; If I'm a Fool, I Love to Georgia Brown So Slow, Uncle Sam Come and Get Him, If I Didn't Love You, See See Rider Blues, Let's Be Friends, Catchin' as Catch Can, War Rationin' Papa, Mr. Freddie Blues, Gulf Coast Blues - Wee Bea Booze (Muriel Nicholls); Working Man (Doing the Best I Can); Trouble Blues, President's Blues, I'm a Little Piece of Leather - Herman "Peetie Wheatstraw" Ray
Personnel: Volume 1. Sammy Price - Piano; Buster Bailey - Clarinet; Richard Fullbright - bass; O'Neil Spencer - Drums; Charlie Shavers - Trumpet; J. C. Higginbotham - Trombone; Leonard Ware - Guitar Volume 2 - Sammy Price - Piano; Charlie Shavers, Dizzy Gillespie- Trumpet; Buster Bailey, Jimmy Hamilton - Clarinet; Wellman Braud, Charlie Drayton, Abe Bolar - Bass; Ham Jackson, Lonnie Johnson - Guitar; Pete Brown - Alto Sax; Roy Nathan, Hal West - Drums; J. T. Brown - Tenor Sax
Record Label: Document Records