Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Roll'em Pete
Big Joe Turner 3:59
2 Gamblers Blues
Memphis Slim 4:07
3 St. Louis Blues March
Glenn Miller 3:08
4 Basin Street Blues
Ella Fitzgerald 3:02
5 John Henry
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 4:14
6 The Burgeois Blues
Lead Belly 3:15
7 Blues Is My Middle Name
Ray Charles 1:43
8 The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King 4:53
9 Otis Blues
Otis Rush & Little Walter 3:59
10 Drinking in the Blues
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 5:02
11 Every Day I Have the Blues
Blind John Davis 3:35
12 Blues for Mama
Nina Simone 4 4:02
13 Bertha May
Memphis Slim 6:17
14 Billie's Blues
Billie Holiday 2:52
15 Snake
Luther Johnson 2:35
16 Pickin' the Blues
Elmore James 2:45

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Alan Lomax (track 6)
John Lomax (track 6)
composer:
Lead Belly (track 6)
Billie Holiday (– 1936-08-01) (track 14)
lyricist:
Billie Holiday (track 14)
writer:
Abbey Lincoln (track 12)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 12)
publisher:
Basart Editions (track 14)
recording of:
Billie’s Blues (track 14)
Blues for Mama (track 12)