Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rough Alley Blues
Ruth Mary Willis & Blind Willie McTell 3:17
2 Experience Blues
Ruth Day & Blind Willie McTell 3:12
3 Painful Blues
Ruth Day & Blind Willie McTell 2:55
4 Low Rider's Blues
Georgia Bill 3:19
5 Georgia Rag
Georgia Bill 3:05
6 Low Down Blues
Ruth Willis 3:13
7 Rollin' Mama Blues
Ruby Glaze & Hot Shot Willie 3:05
8 Lonesome Day Blues
Ruby Glaze & Hot Shot Willie 3:17
9 Mama, Let Me Scoop You Up
Ruby Glaze & Hot Shot Willie 3:09
10 Searching the Desert for the Blues
Ruby Glaze & Hot Shot Willie 3:09
11 Warm It Up to Me
Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 2:57
12 It's Your Time to Worry
Blind Willie McTell 3:04
13 It's a Good Little Thing
Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 2:52
14 You Was Born to Die
Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 2:50
15 Lord Have Mercy If You Please
Blind Willie McTell 2:58
16 Don't You See How This World Made a Change
Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 2:56
17 Savannah Mama
Blind Willie McTell 3:18
18 Broke Down Engine
Blind Willie McTell 3:14
19 Broke Down Engine No. 2
Blind Willie McTell 2:54
20 My Baby's Gone
Blind Willie McTell 2:59
21 Love-Makin' Mama
Blind Willie McTell 2:55
22 Death Room Blues
Blind Willie McTell 2:58
23 Death Cell Blues
Blind Willie McTell 3:10
24 Lord, Send Me an Angel
Blind Willie McTell 2:51

Credits

CD 1

guitar:
Blind Willie McTell (1931-10-23) (tracks 1–3)
Blind Willie McTell (1931-10-31) (tracks 4–6)
Curley Weaver (1931-10-31) (tracks 4–5)
Blind Willie McTell (1932-02-22) (tracks 7–10)
Ruby Glaze (1932-02-22) (tracks 7–8)
Blind Willie McTell (1933-09-14) (tracks 11–13)
Curley Weaver (1933-09-14) (tracks 11–13)
Blind Willie McTell (1933-09-18) (tracks 14–20)
Curley Weaver (1933-09-18) (tracks 14–16)
Curley Weaver (1933-09-19) (tracks 21–23)
Blind Willie McTell (1933-09-19) (tracks 21–24)
additional guitar:
Curley Weaver (1931-10-31) (track 6)
arranger:
Bob Dylan (track 18)
composer:
Blind Willie McTell (tracks 4–5, 7–8, 10–11, 13, 17–18, 20–22, 24)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
lyricist:
Blind Willie McTell (tracks 4–5, 7–8, 11, 13, 17–18, 20–22, 24)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
other vocals:
Blind Willie McTell (1933-09-18) (track 19)
spoken vocals:
Blind Willie McTell (1931-10-23) (tracks 2–3)
Curley Weaver (1931-10-31) (track 4)
Blind Willie McTell (1932-02-22) (tracks 7–10)
vocals:
Blind Willie McTell (1931-10-23) (track 1)
Ruth Willis (1931-10-23) (tracks 1–3)
Blind Willie McTell (1931-10-31) (tracks 4–5)
Ruth Willis (1931-10-31) (track 6)
Blind Willie McTell (1932-02-22) (tracks 7–10)
Ruby Glaze (1932-02-22) (tracks 7–10)
Blind Willie McTell (1933-09-14) (tracks 11–13)
Curley Weaver (1933-09-14) (tracks 11, 13)
Blind Willie McTell (1933-09-18) (tracks 14–20)
Curley Weaver (1933-09-18) (tracks 14, 16)
Blind Willie McTell (1933-09-19) (tracks 21–24)
writer:
Blind Willie McTell (track 18)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1991) (tracks 5, 11)
later versions:
Broke Down Engine (track 18)
recording of:
Broke Down Engine (track 18)
Broke Down Engine (track 18)
Death Room Blues (track 22)
Georgia Rag (track 5)
Lonesome Day Blues (track 8)
Love Makin' Mama (track 21)
Low Rider's Blues (track 4)
My Baby's Gone (track 20)
Rollin' Mama Blues (track 7)
Savannah Mama (track 17)
Warm It Up to Me (track 11)
version of:
Broke Down Engine (track 18)

Release

compiler: Johnny Parth (1990)
liner notes: Alan Balfour (1990)
producer: Johnny Parth (1990)