Blues and barbecue make perfect companions, both brimming with down-home flavor. Barbecue Any Old Time presents 24 tracks of vintage blues that celebrate the joys of eating meat, with plenty of sly nods to other worldly pleasures. The anthology includes country blues, big-city blues, washboard bands, string bands, vaudeville blues, and a dash of red hot jazz, originally recorded between 1927-1942. You’ll hear classic songs by Frankie ‘Half Pint’ Jaxon, Charlie Campbell And His Red Peppers, Memphis Minnie, Barbecue Bob, Blind Boy Fuller, and many more.
The music of Barbecue Any Old Time has been expertly remastered for digital clarity, and the CD comes with a handsome 20-page, full-color booklet that chronicles the spread of blues and barbecue across America. Opening with an essay by noted historian Tom Hanchett, the booklet also features rare photographs, detailed song descriptions, and a complete discography.
As Barbecue Bob would say: ”These blues are sure cooked to a turn! Anybody who likes the real thing in blues is in for a feast this time!”