I have a friend Craig who works in Waterstones and is an obsessive about old American folk music and, more specifically, blues. He has been making Neil Meursault mix CDs for ages, which I've heard and consistently found myself asking what the hell I was listening to.

I usually hate the tedious collections of old blues music which seem to always adorn Uncut covers when they ask bands to name their formative influences, but some of the really scratchy old recordings Craig put on his CDs were amazing, so erm... this is the podcast I guess.

At last - someone who actually knows what he's talking about!

  1. Blind Boy Fuller - Rattlesnakin' Daddy (02.57)
  2. Charley Patton - Pea Vine Blues (12.34)
  3. Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go (18.54)
  4. Willie Brown - Future Blues (22.16)
  5. Skip James - Hardtime Killing Floor Blues (31.32)
  6. Robert Johnson - Hellhound on My Trail (39.57)
  7. Muddy Waters - I Can't Be Satisfied (50.54)
  8. Muddy Waters - Trouble No More (57.16)
  9. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful (59.54)
  10. Mississippi Fred McDowell - Fireman Ring the Bell (71.15)