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roll away the blues: the very best of kelly joe phelps



Released: 25th Feb 2013


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a 2CD collection of the best of the Americana, delta-blues & jazz singer-songwriter, revered by the likes of U2’s The Edge, Steve Earle, Cameron Crowe, Rick Rubin & Alejandro Escovedo.

Recorded in the 90s & 00s, mostly for Rykodisc, ‘Roll Away The Blues’ highlights his remarkable improvisational finger picking & lap-slide guitar skills & the husky, confessional vocals that have enraptured audiences around the world. included are tracks from the 5 albums & 1 EP he recorded for Rykodisc, tracks from his acclaimed debut (‘Lead Me On’), a wonderful cover of the Robert Johnson classic ‘Hellhound on My Trail’ he recorded with Canadian duo Zubot & Dawson & 2 previously unreleased compositions he recorded in session for BBC1.

roll away the blues: the very best of kelly joe phelps


  1. Lead Me On
  2. I’ve Been Converted
  3. Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues
  4. The Black Crow Keeps Flying
  5. Roll Away The Stone
  6. Go There
  7. Cypress Grove
  8. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  9. River Rat Jimmy
  10. The House Carpenter
  11. Katy
  12. Dock Boggs Country Blues
  13. The Girl I Left Behind Me (BBC Radio 1 Andy Kershaw Session)
  14. Blind Joe Death Is Alive & Well (BBC Radio 1 Andy Kershaw Session)
  15. Sally Ruby
  16. Gold Tooth
  17. Clementine
  18. Zubot & Dawson feat. Kelly Joe Phelps – Hellhound On My Trail
  19. Beggar’s Oil (band arrangement)
  20. Frankenstein Party Of Three: Your Table Is Ready
  21. Don Quixote’s Windmill
  22. Tommy (band arrangement)
  23. Jericho
  24. Slingshot Professionals
  25. Window Grin
  26. It’s James Now
  27. Fleashine
  28. I Am The Light Of The World