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From the classic murder ballads “Stack O Lee” and “Frankie & Johnny” to songs of jealous pistol-yielding lovers, blues music and the gun have long crossed paths. This Rough Guide charts this troubled association with tracks from country blues legends including Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis and Skip James. 

A1. Skip James: 22-20 Blues
A2. Blind Boy Fuller: Pistol Slapper Blues
A3. Walter Roland: 45 Pistol Blues
A4. Furry Lewis: Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee
A5. Peetie Wheatstraw: Machine Gun Blues
A6. Bob Campbell: Shotgun Blues
A7. Georgia Tom: Six Shooter Blues

B1. Roosevelt Sykes: 44 Blues
B2. Mississippi John Hurt: Frankie
B3. Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell: Shinin' Pistol
B4. Will Bennett: Railroad Bill
B5. Bo Weavil Jackson: Pistol Blues
B6. "Funny Papa" Smith: Forty-Five Blues

From the classic murder ballads “Stack O Lee” and “Frankie & Johnny” to songs of jealous pistol-yielding lovers, blues music and the gun have long crossed paths. This Rough Guide charts this troubled association with tracks from country blues legends including Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis and Skip James. 

A1. Skip James: 22-20 Blues
A2. Blind Boy Fuller: Pistol Slapper Blues
A3. Walter Roland: 45 Pistol Blues
A4. Furry Lewis: Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee
A5. Peetie Wheatstraw: Machine Gun Blues
A6. Bob Campbell: Shotgun Blues
A7. Georgia Tom: Six Shooter Blues

B1. Roosevelt Sykes: 44 Blues
B2. Mississippi John Hurt: Frankie
B3. Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell: Shinin' Pistol
B4. Will Bennett: Railroad Bill
B5. Bo Weavil Jackson: Pistol Blues
B6. "Funny Papa" Smith: Forty-Five Blues

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From the classic murder ballads “Stack O Lee” and “Frankie & Johnny” to songs of jealous pistol-yielding lovers, blues music and the gun have long crossed paths. This Rough Guide charts this troubled association with tracks from country blues legends including Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis and Skip James. 

A1. Skip James: 22-20 Blues
A2. Blind Boy Fuller: Pistol Slapper Blues
A3. Walter Roland: 45 Pistol Blues
A4. Furry Lewis: Billy Lyons and Stack O'Lee
A5. Peetie Wheatstraw: Machine Gun Blues
A6. Bob Campbell: Shotgun Blues
A7. Georgia Tom: Six Shooter Blues

B1. Roosevelt Sykes: 44 Blues
B2. Mississippi John Hurt: Frankie
B3. Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell: Shinin' Pistol
B4. Will Bennett: Railroad Bill
B5. Bo Weavil Jackson: Pistol Blues
B6. "Funny Papa" Smith: Forty-Five Blues

        
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