- Performer:Jim Jackson
- Title:Kansas City Blues
- Style:Acoustic Memphis Blues,Pre-War Country Blues,Regional Blues
- Date of release:1980
- Size FLAC version1418 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1314 megabytes
- Size WMA version1841 megabytes
- Formats:VQF FLAC AC3 MP1 AAC AIFF
Jim Jackson was a Blues Guitarist and Songster. He performed in several Medicine Shows and played with Gus Cannon, Will Shade, Furry Lewis, Silas Green, The Rabbit Foot Minstrels, Speckled Red, and The Red Rose Minstrels. Jim Jackson was born in c. 1884-1890 (his birth year is disputed) in Hernando, MS. He spent most of his life (starting c. 1905) as a traveling entertainer. He usually played around Memphis especially Beale Street.
Kansas City Blues collects 16 tracks Jim Jackson recorded between 1927 and 1929. This music is country music that has strong ties to minstrel and medicine show music, and may sound dated to some listeners. Nevertheless, the title track is one of the first great blues singles, and that alone makes the collection necessary listening for serious blues fans, even if Document's three-volume set will be of greater interest to historians. The curious will be better served by this concise compilation.
Jim Jackson - Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues, Pt. 3 28. Jim Jackson - Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues, Pt. 4 29. Jim Jackson - Bye, Bye, Policeman 30. Jim Jackson - Long Gone 31. Jim Jackson - Mobile-Central Blues 32. Jim Jackson - Jim Jackson's Affinity 33. Jim Jackson - Santa Fe Blues 3. Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues," issued in two parts on flipsides of a 78 rpm platter, sold uncommonly well, so well, in fact, that Vocalion had him back a few months later to record parts 3 and 4! Jackson would revisit, retool, and retitle his most popular song on several occasions, most importantly as "I'm Gonna Move to Louisiana Pts.
The song is also mentioned as one of the first rock and roll records. William Harris's second and final recording stint occurred over three days in October 1928, in Richmond, Indiana, and included Harris's cover of the song The song's melody line was re-used and developed by Charlie Patton ("Going To Move. Janis Joplin later recorded a song she called "Kansas City Blues"
Kansas City Blues may refer to:: Kansas City Blues (American Association), a 1902–54 minor-league baseball team. Kansas City Blues (USA Rugby), a Rugby Super League team founded in 1966. Kansas City Blues (ice hockey), a minor-league hockey team. Kansas City Blues (Western League), an 1898–1900 baseball team of the Western League. Kansas City Blues (NFL), a Kansas City-based NFL team in 1924. Kansas City Blues (AFL), a 1934 American Football League team. Kansas City blues, a subgenre of blues music.
Exclusive Prime pricing. Jim Jackson Vol. 1 (1927-1928). Who can listen to "My Monday Woman" and truly not enjoy it? This disc is full of Pre-Blues gems, despite the sameness of the guitar playing on nearly every track. Jim Jackson has a warm and endearing voice and a large repertoire of songs.