Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
Stick McGhee 3:18
2 Drank Up All the Wine Last Night
Stick McGhee 2:58
3 Last Dime Blues
Barrelhouse Sammy 2:55
4 Last Dime Blues
Barrelhouse Sammy 2:52
5 Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Roy "Baldhead" Byrd 2:54
6 Hey Now Baby
Professor Longhair 2:58
7 She Walks Right In
Professor Longhair 2:53
8 She Walks Right In
Professor Longhair 2:37
9 Let's Do It
Stick McGhee 2:58
10 House Warmin' Boogie
Stick McGhee 3:13
11 Dallas Bebop Blues
Lawyer Houston 3:06
12 In the Army Since 1941
Soldier Boy Houston 3:08
13 Goodnight Irene
Lead Belly 2:27
14 Vicksburg Blues '51
Little Brother Montgomery 2:28
15 Talkin' Boogie
Little Brother Montgomery 2:55
16 Yancey Special
Jimmy Yancey 2:42
17 Santa Fe Blues
Jimmy and Mama Yancey 2:50
18 Monkey Woman Blues
Jimmy and Mama Yancey 4:08
19 Worried Life Blues
Ray Charles 3:02
20 All Night Lover Blues
Jimmy 'Baby Face' Lewis 3:07
Medium 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Jump, Everybody, Jump
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade 2:35
2 Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade 3:07
3 I'm So Good to You (Pretty Baby)
Jimmy 'Baby Face' Lewis 2:39
4 Rock Me Daddy
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade 2:32
5 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Joe Morris Blues Cavalcade 3:01
6 Chains of Love
Big Joe Turner 3:27
7 Bump Miss Susie
Big Joe Turner 2:25
8 Let's Get Together and Make Some Love
Jimmy 'Baby Face' Lewis 2:45
9 Every Time
Lil Green 2:59
10 I've Got That Feeling
Lil Green 3:00
11 Sweet Sixteen
Big Joe Turner 2:58
12 Alarm Clock Boogie
Odelle Turner 2:35
13 Messin' Up
Chuck Norris 2:44
14 Losing Hand
Ray Charles 3:14
15 Feeling Sad
Ray Charles 2:52
16 TV Mama
Big Joe Turner 2:50
17 Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop
Big Joe Turner 3:04
18 Last Call for Whiskey
Choker Campbell 3:07
19 Tipitina
Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars 2:40
20 Who's Been Fooling You
Professor Longhair & His Blues Scholars 2:09
Medium 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Big Foot May
Hal Paige 2:51
2 In the Evening
Big Joe Turner 5:04
3 Roll Baby Roll
Floyd Dixon 2:21
4 Wait Baby
Little Johnny Jones 3:12
5 Hoy Hoy
Little Johnny Jones 2:41
6 Chicago Blues
Little Johnny Jones 3:14
7 Hey Bartender
Floyd Dixon 2:49
8 When I Get Lucky
Floyd Dixon 2:29
9 Floyd's Blues
Floyd Dixon 2:28
10 Papa Ain't Salty
T‐Bone Walker 2:48
11 Play on Little Girl
T‐Bone Walker 2:32
12 T-Bone Blues Special
T‐Bone Walker 2:38
13 Roll'em Pete
Big Joe Turner 3:45
14 Piney Brown Blues
Big Joe Turner 4:55
15 Down Through the Years
Guitar Slim 2:26
16 It's Too Late
Chuck Willis 2:37
17 Ain't Nobody's Business
Jimmy Witherspoon 5:16
18 How Long Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon 3:04
19 T-Bone Blues
T‐Bone Walker 3:49
20 Call It Stormy Monday
T‐Bone Walker 3:04
Medium 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 After the Lights Go Down Low
Al Hibbler 2:42
2 Empty Bed Blues
LaVern Baker 4:54
3 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
LaVern Baker 3:59
4 Preaching the Blues
LaVern Baker 2:55
5 Nasty Boogie
Champion Jack Dupree 3:10
6 Junker's Blues
Champion Jack Dupree 3:13
7 Along About Midnight
Guitar Slim 2:36
8 My Time Is Expensive
Guitar Slim 3:05
9 Trouble in Mind
Jimmy Ricks 3:16
10 Romance in the Dark
Jimmy Ricks 2:17
11 Two Years of Torture
Ray Charles 3:26
12 I'm Gettn' Long Alright
Esther Phillips 3:02
13 Confessin' the Blues
Esther Phillips 3:02
14 Cherry Red
Esther Phillips 3:16
15 Going Down Slow
Aretha Franklin 4:34
16 Today I Sing the Blues
Aretha Franklin 4:25
17 River's Invitation
Aretha Franklin 2:42
18 Play It Cool
Freddie King 3:48
19 I Don't Know
Freddie King 3:08
20 My Love for You Will Never Die
Otis Rush 4:31

Credits

Medium 1

composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 13)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 13)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (track 13)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (track 13)
Roll on Columbia (track 13)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (track 13)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (track 13)
recording of:
Goodnight Irene (track 13)

Medium 2

composer:
Guitar Slim (tracks 15, 15)
lyricist:
Guitar Slim (tracks 15, 15)
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (track 15)
Jerry Wexler (track 15)
cover recording of:
Feelin’ Sad (track 15)
recording of:
Feelin’ Sad (track 15)

Medium 3

composer:
Leroy Carr (track 18)
Chuck Willis (track 16)
lyricist:
Leroy Carr (track 18)
Chuck Willis (track 16)
cover recording of:
recording of:
It’s Too Late (track 16)

Medium 4

trumpet:
Marcus Belgrave (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
Ernie Royal (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
Clark Terry (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
Snookie Young (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
flute and saxophone:
Frank Wess (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
alto saxophone:
Marshall Royal (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Gonsalves (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
Billy Mitchell (US jazz saxophonist) (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
David “Fathead” Newman (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
Melba Liston (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
arranger:
Quincy Jones (track 11)
composer:
James Burke Oden (track 15)
engineer:
William Arlt (track 19)
Jerome Gasper (track 19)
lyricist:
James Burke Oden (track 15)
producer:
King Curtis (saxophonist) (track 19)
Nesuhi Ertegun (track 11)
Jerry Wexler (track 11)
vocals:
LaVern Baker (US rhythm & blues singer) (track 2)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
recorded at:
6 West Recording in New York, New York, United States (1959-05-06 – 1959-06-23) (track 11)
cover recording of:
Goin’ Down Slow (track 15)
later versions: