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Lil' Son Jackson
Freedom Train – Texas Blues of Lil Son Jackson 1949-1955 CD

Although the term 'Texas Blues' is rather more synonymous with guitar slingers like T-Bone Walker and Albert Collins, acoustic Country Blues performers like Lightning Hopkins and Melvin 'Lil' Son' Jackson were equally popular on their home patch.
Jackson emerged in the late 1940s and made the R&B Top 10 with his first release, Freedom Train Blues for the Gold Star label, on which he was billed as Little Son Jackson, in 1948.
Although none showed up on the national R&B charts, his later Gold Star 78s were all massive regional hits, selling in their tens of thousands to local jukebox operators.
He subsequently recorded extensively for Imperial Records, for whom his most notable release was Rockin' and Rollin' (1950), a disc which proved influential beyond all reasonable expectations, providing the template for Muddy Waters' Rock Me (1956) and B.B. King's Rock Me Baby (1964).

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Disc 1
  1. Gambling Blues
  2. Homeless Blues
  3. Cairo Blues
  4. Evil Blues
  5. Roberta Blues
  6. Freedom Train Blues
  7. Ground Hog Blues
  8. Bad Whiskey Bad Women
  9. No Money No Love
  10. Gone With The Wind
  11. Ticket Agent Blues
  12. True Love Blues
  13. Spending Money Blues
  14. Tough Luck Blues
  15. Peace Breaking People
  16. Rockin' and Rollin'
  17. Two Timin' Woman
  18. New Year's Resolution
  19. Mr. Blues
  20. Time Changes Things
  21. Stop For The Red Light
  22. Upstairs Boogie
  23. Big Gun Blues
  24. Get High Everybody
  25. My Younger Days
  26. Can't Keep A Good Man Down
  27. Sad Letter Blues
  28. Rockin' and Rollin'
  29. Pulp Wood Boogie
  30. Thrill Me Baby