Reverend Robert B. Jones; Sr.

Before the Blues

sku: ROJO-CD2015
2015 - "This recording is an attempt to chronicle and, to a certain degree, revive an amazing variety of music that existed before traditional African American music became the cliche of 12 bar guitar blues. Coming out of a tradition of black songsters, there were songs of praise, songs of sorrow, songs of leaving and songs of wisdom."   More Details...


  1. M & O Blues
  2. Josh Thomas' Roustabout
  3. Wild Ox Moan
  4. Roll, Jordan, Roll
  5. Go Down, Death
  6. The Blackest Crow
  7. Spike Driver Blues
  8. We're Stole and Sold from Africa
  9. We Look Like Men of War
  10. Mailman Blues
  11. Two Coats
  12. Ballad of Robert Charles
  13. Dark was the Night
  14. Les Barres de la Prison
  15. What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?
  16. Black Gal / In the Pines