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True Blues
Andrew Vachss' Safe House
A Collection of the Blues

"Vachss' novels are the written–word equivalent of the Blues—
if the music moves you, the writing might too."

Andrew Vachss: Safe House - A Collection of the BluesAndrew Vachss' Safe House A Collection of the Blues was a companion album to the Safe House novel featuring fifteen of Andrew Vachss' favorite songs, plus a never–before–published short story by Vachss. It was released on CD and cassette back in 1998, by Repeat/Relativity Records. It's been off the shelves for a while now, but not before it did its job, raising tens of thousands of dollars for Community Works and Licensed for Life.

If you want the exquisite details, each and every musician featured, here are the credits to every single track.

You can listen to "Ghost," a track from this collection that is based on Andrew Vachss' novel Shella, by clicking here.

Don't miss Chet Williamson's review of Safe House: A Collection of the Blues, written for Rambles.

And if you're interested in legendary rock critic Dave Marsh's take on Vachss and the blues, take a look at this feature article.

Finally, if you want a copy of the CD itself ... sometimes you can find a used copy here.

Safe House
A Collection of the Blues
Track List

  1. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band — I Got a Mind To Give Up Living
  2. Katie Webster — Pussycat Moan
  3. Buddy Guy — One Room Country Shack
  4. Irma Thomas — Time Is On My Side (live)
  5. Son Seals — Going Back Home
  6. Howlin' Wolf — I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
  7. Little Charlie & the Nightcats — Rain
  8. Sonny Boy Williamson — Early In the Morning
  9. Otis Spann — Some Day
  10. Judy Henske — Till the Real Thing Comes Along
  11. Muddy Waters — She's Nineteen Years Old
  12. Leadbelly with The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet — Midnight Special
  13. Charley Musselwhite — Baby, Will You Please Help Me
  14. Marcia Ball — Another Man's Woman
  15. Bazza — Ghost


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