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Various Artists: The Rough Guide To East Coast Blues

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The black music of Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

Early recordings of African-American music in the southeastern states had a different character from those of the deep south, the vocal approach more conversational, the guitar tunes often based on ragtime progressions, as in Blind Blake’s Come On Boys Let’s Do That Messin’ Around or Blind Boy Fuller’s Truckin’ My Blues Away No. 2.

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