The Modern Records label was a stalwart on the LA scene of the postwar years, but the company could also hit the road in search of great talent – which it did on these excellent sessions from Dallas, Atlanta, and Lousiville – all of which feature country blues musicians who are a nice change from the more urban sound of some of Modern's other material! The material was all recorded in the field, but with very good studio conditions – which allows the best elements to come through strongly, especially when the artists are playing electric guitar, which Modern seems to have recorded as powerfully here as on their singles with Pee Wee Crayton! Some of the other tunes feature acoustic guitar, or piano – and the overall stylistic vibe is a bit wider than some of the previous volumes in this series – really showing the full range of sounds the label was trying to capture during this fruitful period. The set comes with some very detailed notes and history on the music – and the CD features 28 tracks that include "Meet Me Along The Avenue" by Jesse Thomas, "Neglected Woman" by Alexander Moore "Dark Old World" by Big Bill Dotson, "Fast Life" by Pine Top Slim, "Milford Blues" by Little Son Jackson, "Night Time Anytime" by Jesse Thomas, "Dollar Diggin Woman" by Big Charley Bradix, "Keep Em Down' by Lane Hardin, and "13 Highway" by Leroy Simpson. © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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