1. Wild About My Loving - Trad. arr. G. Hedges.
Recorded by Sleepy John Estes and Jug Bands in the 20's. This is a faster version.
2. Been Treated Wrong - Trad. arr. G. Hedges.
This song comes from the famous Guitar / Harmonica Duo of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee.
3. Dark Town Strutters Ball - Sheldon Brooks 1917. Leo Feist Misic NY.
I learnt this from an interesting obscure Kentucky musician, Bill Williams, who was discovered and first recorded when in his seventies.
4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out - Trad. arr. G. Hedges.
A sophisticated Jazzy Blues with a mournful spiritual feel, which was popularised by Bessie Smith, and played by traditional jazz bands and skiffle groups.
5. Side by Side - Harvey Woods 1927.
Shapiro & Bernstein Co. NY.
A big hit of the late 20's.
6. Candy Man - Trad. arr. G. Hedges.
From the medicine tent show hit parade of 1902, later immortalised by blind Gary Davis. Also recorded by Donovan, Hot Tuna, and Bob Dylan.
7. Fishing Blues - Trad. arr. G. Hedges.
First recorded by Henry Thomas in 1927, but I learnt this song from my friend John Berger, a fine Ragtime and Blues Guitarist based in Boston, U.S.A.
8. It Was a Dream- Trad. arr. G. Hedges.
Covered by many Blues artists but made known by Big Bill Broonzy.
9. Vipers Drag - T. 'Fats' Waller.
Mills Music 1930 arr. G. Hedges.
A Jazz hit by the fun loving 'Fats'.
10. Stealing - Trad. arr. G. Hedges.
From the Ragtime era, and subsequently recorded by the Memphis Jug Band and later by Jesse Fuller.
11. Leaving Hot Foot - G. Hedges 1991
C.P. Gareth Hedges.
An influence from two great Delta performers Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson.