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"Country Blues" combines blues, country blues, and country/folk tunes, with several new original lyrical ballads. "Broke & Hungry Blues" is an adaptation of a song by Blind Lemon Jefferson. "Country Blues" is a loose adaptation of an old-time banjo tune performed by Doc Boggs in the 1920s. "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" and "The Devil & the Farmer's Wife" are old folk tunes with a humorous bent. "Buffalo Skinners" and "Brown's Ferry Blues" are also traditional songs full of humor. "Honoring the Muse" is about a revived interest in songwriting after age fifty. "The Inner Pair" is about growing up conflicted. "Next Sunday" is a funny song about a simmering love affair. "Guitars I Have Loved" is just that.

1. Broke & Hungry Blues (Jefferson) 3:40
2. Honoring the Muse (Rathje) 3:25
3. Country Blues (Trad. arr. Rathje) 3:47
4. The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn (trad. arr. Rathje) 1:51
5. The Inner Pair (Rathje) 3:43
6. Brown's Ferry Blues (trad. arr. Rathje) 2:13
7. Next Sunday (Rathje) 2:13
8. Buffalo Skinners (trad. arr. Rathje) 3:06
9. Guitars I Have Loved (Rathje) 4:02
10. The Devil & the Farmer's Wife (trad. arr. Rathje) 2:51

Dean Rathje: Voices, Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Bass

30:48 total running time

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Broke and Hungry Blues
  2. Honoring the Muse
  3. Country Blues
  4. The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
  5. The Inner Pair
  6. Brown's Ferry Blues
  7. Next Sunday
  8. Buffalo Skinners
  9. Guitars I Have Loved
  10. The Devil and the Farmer's Wife


Product details

  • Audio CD (February 10, 2010)
  • Label: New Leaf Interactive Media, Inc.
  • Run Time: 31 minutes
  • ASIN: B0037Z6U3Q
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