Various Artists

A Short Cut to the Grave: Gin, Justice, Jail & Judgement 1924-42

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4 CDs, 100 sides; blues songs of the 78 RPM era regarding sin, wrongdoing, alcohol, cocaine, death and more! Jim Jackson's "Bootlegging Blues," Hattie Hart's "Cocaine Habit Blues," Peg Leg Howell's "Skin Game Blues," more.   More Details...
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CD A: GAMBLING

1 Four-Eleven-Forty-Four - Papa Charlie Jackson

2 Numbers on the Brain - New Orleans Willie Jackson

3 Coon Can Blues - Charlie "Dad" Nelson

4 Skin Game Blues - Peg Leg Howell

5 Georgia Skin - Walter Beasley

6 Snitchin' Gambler Blues - Memphis Jug Band

7 Policy Blues - Jim Jackson

8 Alley Crap Game - Foster & Harris

9 Gambler's Blues - Leroy Carr

10 Poker Woman Blues - Blind Blake

11 Bad Luck Dice - Clifford Gibson

12 Hitting the Numbers - Mississippi Sheiks

13 Dices Blues - Bob Campbell

14 Policy Blues - Louisiana Johnny

15 Policy Dream Blues (You Better Get On It) - Bumble Bee Slim

16 Policy Blues (You Can't 3-6-9 Me) - Cripple Clarence Lofton

17 Policy Wheels Blues - Kokomo Arnold

18 I'm a Gamblin' Woman - Memphis Minnie

19 Coon Can Shorty - Peetie Wheatstraw

20 Gamblin Man - Red Nelson

21 Drunken Gambler - Roosevelt Sykes

22 Policy Writer's Blues - Washboard Sam

23 Number Runner's Blues - Jimmie Gordon

24 Good Gamblin' - Robert Nighthawk

25 Roaming Gambler - Peter Cleighton

CD B: ALCOHOL, COKE AND GIN

1 Booze and Blues - Ma Rainey

2 Corn Liquor Blues - Lewis Black

3 Dope Head Blues - Victoria Spivey

4 Cocaine Blues - Luke Jordan

5 Dead Drunk Blues - Margaret Johnson

6 Bootlegging Blues - Jim Jackson

7 Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson

8 Don't Drink It in Here - Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band

9 Whiskey Moan Blues - Clifford Gibson

10 Whiskey Drinkin' Blues - Jenny Pope

11 Me and My Whiskey - Barbecue Bob

12 Cocaine Habit Blues - Memphis Jug Band

13 Papa Wants to Knock a Jug - Leroy Carr

14 Corn Whiskey Blues - Funny Paper Smith

15 Barrel of Whiskey Blues - James "Stump" Johnson

16 Devil's Island Gin - Roosevelt Sykes

17 Drinking Blues - Lucille Bogan

18 Bad Liquor Blues - Scrapper Blackwell

19 Drunken Woman Blues - Jimmie Gordon

20 Bootleggin' Ain't Good No More - Blind Teddy Darby

21 Blackberry Wine - Jack Newman

22 Haven't Seen No Whiskey - Big Joe Williams

23 Good Gin Blues - Bukka White

24 Beer Drinkin' Woman - Memphis Slim

25 Blues That Made Me Drunk - Sonny Boy Williamson I

CD C: PRISON

1 New Prison Blues - Peg Leg Howell

2 Ninety-Nine Year Blues - Julius Daniels

3 The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins

4 Jailhouse Fire Blues - Buddy Boy Hawkins

5 The Escaped Convict - George "Bullet" Williams

6 Penitentiary Bound Blues - Sylvester Weaver

7 Hangman's Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson

8 Judge Harsh Blues - Furry Lewis

9 Penitentiary - Bessie Tucker

10 Prison Bound Blues - Tampa Red

11 My Crime Blues - Ed Bell

12 Police Sergeant Blues - Robert Wilkins

13 Whiskey Selling Woman - Lucille Bogan

14 Robbin' and Stealin' Blues - Gene Campbell

15 He's In the Jailhouse Now - Memphis Jug Band

16 Buggy Jailhouse Blues - Lillie Mae

17 Big House Blues - Leroy Carr

18 Joliet Bound - Joe McCoy

19 High Sheriff Blues - Charley Patton

20 Chain Gang Blues - Kokomo Arnold

21 Jailhouse Blues - Red Nelson

22 Parchman Farm Blues - Bukka White

23 Jailhouse Blues - Sleepy John Estes

24 Angola Blues - Champion Jack Dupree

25 County Jail Blues - Big Maceo

CD D: DEATH

1 See That My Grave is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson

2 My Daddy's Coffin Blues - Bessie Mae Smith

3 Burying Ground Blues - Mooch Richardson

4 Death Bell Blues - Tom Dickson

5 Down in the Cemetery - Billy Bird

6 Dying Pickpocket Blues - Nolan Welsh

7 Prayer of Death, Pt. 2 - Charley Patton

8 Suicide Blues - Georgia Tom

9 Dying Mercy Blues - Tampa Red

10 Laying in the Graveyard - Leola Manning

11 Death Cell Blues - Blind Willie McTell

12 Dead and Gone Mother - Bumble Bee Slim

13 Graveyard Blues (Dead and Gone Blues) - Jimmie Gordon

14 Death Letter Blues - Leadbelly

15 Six Cold Feet in the Ground - Leroy Carr

16 Graveyard Blues - Georgia White

17 Crying Mother Blues - Red Nelson

18 When the Breath Bids the Body Goodbye - Walter Vinson

19 Death of the Gambler - Black Spider Dumplin'

20 Gonna Kill My Baby - Washboard Sam

21 Bone Yard Blues - Little Son Joe

22 Strange Place Blues - Bukka White

23 Death of Walter Barnes - Baby Doo

24 A Short Cut to the Grave - Bill Gaither

25 Death Valley Blues - Big Boy Crudup