Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mississippi Boweavil Blues
Charley Patton 3:06
2 My Black Mama, Part 1
Son House 3:12
3 Future Blues
Willie Brown 3:02
4 Canned Heat
Tommy Johnson 3:28
5 Left Alone Blues
Ishmon Bracey 3:23
6 Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
Robert Johnson 2:53
7 Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Robert Johnson 2:53
8 Wind Howlin' Blues
Honey Boy Edwards 3:16
9 Devil Got My Woman
Skip James 3:01
10 Shake 'em on Down
Bukka White 3:03
11 Sitting on Top of the World
Mississippi Sheiks 3 3:06
12 Stack O'Lee Blues
Mississippi John Hurt 2:59
13 Barrelhouse Blues
Edward Andrews 2:54
14 Catfish Blues
Robert Petway 2:51
15 Bottle It Up and Go
Tommy McClennan 2:50
16 Bull Frog Blues
William Harris 3:09
17 Mule Skinner Blues
Jimmie Rodgers 3:01
18 Farewell Blues
Sol Hoopi 2:51
19 Old Original Kokomo Blues
Kokomo Arnold 2:55
20 Country Blues
Muddy Waters 3:28
21 I Be's Troubled
Muddy Waters 3:07
22 Boogie Chillin
John Lee Hooker 3:13
23 Little Boy Blue
Robert Lockwood, Jr. 3:03
24 Ramblin'
Johnny Shines 2:34
25 Yellow Dog Blues
Sam Collins 2:31
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Matchbox Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson 3:03
2 Ground Hog Blues
Ramblin’ Thomas 3:10
3 Gallis Pole
Lead Belly 3:03
4 Evil Hearted Woman Blue
Oscar Woods 3:13
5 Outside Woman Blue
Blind Joe Reynolds 2:58
6 Maxwell Street Blues
Papa Charlie Jackson 2:48
7 Bulldoze Blues
Henry Thomas 3:28
8 Black Ace
Black Ace 2:49
9 It's Nobody's Fault but Mine
Blind Willie Johnson 3:13
10 The Gone Dead Train
King Solomon Hill 3:20
11 Woke Up With the Blues in My Fingers
Lonnie Johnson 3:14
12 Penitentiary Moan Blues
Alger "Texas" Alexander 3:09
13 Katie Mae
Lightnin’ Hopkins 3:02
14 Diddie Wa Diddie
Blind Blake 3:00
15 I Want Some of Your Pie
Blind Boy Fuller 2:46
16 Mama T'Ain't Long Fo' Day
Blind Willie McTell 3:02
17 Motherless Chile Blues
Barbecue Bob 3:15
18 Jealous Hearted Blues
Charley Lincoln 3:38
19 No No Blues
Curley Weaver 3:10
20 Guitar Rag
Sylvester Weaver 3:03
21 Big Legged Woman
Brownie McGhee 2:44
22 Twelve Gates to the City
Reverend Gary Davis 3:11
23 Every Day in the Week Blues
Pink Anderson 2:56
24 Runaway Man Blues
Floyd Council 2:54
25 Divin' Duck Blue
Sleepy John Estes 3:12
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Careless Love Blues
Bessie Smith 3:29
2 Goin' Crazy With the Blues
Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds 3:03
3 Whip It to a Jelly
Clara Smith 3:14
4 See See Rider
Ma Rainey 3:13
5 Mister Man, Part 1
Ida Cox 2:59
6 Murder in the First Degree
Victoria Spivey 3:05
7 I'm a Mighty Tight Woman
Sippie Wallace 2:55
8 Black Angel Blues
Lucille Bogan 3:08
9 Long Ways From Home
Louise Johnson 3:30
10 Downhearted Blues
Alberta Hunter 2:51
11 Rock Island Blues
Furry Lewis 2:49
12 Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home
Gus Cannon 3:13
13 Rollin' and Tumblin' Blues
Hambone Willie Newbern 3:04
14 Moanin' the Blues
Allen Shaw 3:04
15 He's in the Jailhouse Now
Memphis Jug Band 3:13
16 That's No Way to Get Along
Robert Wilkins 2:56
17 What's the Matter Blues
Frank Stokes 3:03
18 How Long, How Long Blues
Leroy Carr 3.5 3:04
19 Cow Cow Blues
Cow Cow Davenport 3:09
20 Bricks in My Pillow
Bumble Bee Slim 3:10
21 The Honeydripper
Roosevelt Sykes 2:45
22 Strut That Thing
Cripple Clarence Lofton 2:59
23 Blues at Midnight
Memphis Slim 2:46
24 Gangster's Blues
Peetie Wheatstraw 2:48
25 Kokomo Blues
Scrapper Blackwell 3:04
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Key to the Highway
Big Bill Broonzy 3:04
2 Baby Please Don't Go
Big Joe Williams 2:49
3 Poor Man Blues
Henry Townsend 3:01
4 You Can't Get That Stuff No More
Tampa Red 3:00
5 Worried Life Blues
Big Maceo 2:54
6 Jockey Blues
Jazz Gillium 2:51
7 That's All Right
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup 2:55
8 When the Levee Breaks
Kansas Joe McCoy 3:13
9 Me and My Chauffeur
Memphis Minnie 2:49
10 Guitar Swing
Casey Bill Weldon 2:59
11 Mama Don't Allow No. 2
Washboard Sam 3:06
12 Gypsy Woman
Muddy Waters 2:36
13 Moanin' at Midnight
Howlin’ Wolf 2:56
14 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Sonny Boy Williamson 3:01
15 Eyesight to the Blind
Sonny Boy Williamson 3:04
16 Evans Shuffle
Little Walter 2:14
17 This Train
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 2:53
18 Prowling Nighthawk
Robert Nighthawk 3:06
19 Ain't Nobody's Business
Jimmy Witherspoon 2:57
20 Dust My Broom
Elmore James 2:47
21 B.B. Boogie
B.B. King 3:15
22 Three O'Clock Blues
B.B. King 3:04
23 Everyday I Have the Blues
Lowell Fulson 2:33
24 Mean Old World
T‐Bone Walker 2:56
25 Call It Stormy Monday
T‐Bone Walker 3:02

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1928-12-28) (track 12)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1930-07-11) (track 17)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1941-03-28) (track 14)
Stover, Missouri, United States (1941-08) (track 21)
violin:
Lonnie Chatmon (1930-02-17) (track 11)
guitar:
John Lee Hooker (track 22)
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-28) (track 12)
Walter Vinson (1930-02-17) (track 11)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (1930-07-11) (track 17)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-23) (track 7)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 6)
Robert Petway (1941-03-28) (track 14)
washtub bass:
Alfred Elkins (1941-03-28) (track 14)
composer:
Willie Brown (Mississippi blues guitarist/vocalist "Future Blues" "M&O Blues") (track 3)
William Harris (Early 1900's blues artist (aka Alonso Boone)) (track 16)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (tracks 6–7)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (track 21)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 17)
executive producer:
Art Satherly (tracks 6–7)
lyricist:
Willie Brown (Mississippi blues guitarist/vocalist "Future Blues" "M&O Blues") (track 3)
William Harris (Early 1900's blues artist (aka Alonso Boone)) (track 16)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (tracks 6–7)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (track 21)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 17)
producer:
Don Law (tracks 6–7)
recording engineer:
Vincent Liebler (tracks 6–7)
vocals:
John Lee Hooker (track 22)
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-28) (track 12)
Walter Vinson (1930-02-17) (track 11)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (1930-07-11) (track 17)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-23) (track 7)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 6)
Robert Petway (1941-03-28) (track 14)
writer:
Bernard Besman (track 22)
Lonnie Chatmon (track 11)
Vaughn Horton (track 17)
Walter Vinson (track 11)
Bukka White (track 10)
John Lee Hooker (1948) (track 22)
phonographic copyright by:
Soul Jam Records (2015) (tracks 6–7)
publisher:
Conrad Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 10)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 21)
recorded at:
Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, United States (1936-11-23) (track 7)
Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, United States (1936-11-27) (track 6)
part of:
is the basis for:
La Grange (track 22)
later versions:
New Mule Skinner Blues (revised lyrics, first recorded by Bill Monroe ca. 1950) (track 17)
recording of:
Bullfrog Blues (track 16)
Future Blues (track 3)
I Be’s Troubled (track 21)
Shake ’em on Down (track 10)
Sitting on Top of the World (1930-02-17) (track 11)
Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) (1930-07-11) (track 17)
Kind Hearted Woman (1936-11-23) (track 7)
Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil) (1936-11-27) (track 6)
Boogie Chillen’ (1948-11-03) (track 22)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1927-04-13) (track 20)
Dallas, Texas, United States (1937-02-15) (track 8)
guitar:
Blind Lemon Jefferson (American blues and gospel) (1927-04) (track 1)
arranger:
composer:
Black Ace (American blues musician) (track 8)
Blind Lemon Jefferson (American blues and gospel) (track 1)
Leon McAuliffe (track 20)
Blind Willie McTell (track 16)
Sylvester Weaver (track 20)
Henry Thomas (American country blues singer) (track 7)
lyricist:
Black Ace (American blues musician) (track 8)
Blind Lemon Jefferson (American blues and gospel) (track 1)
Blind Willie McTell (track 16)
Henry Thomas (American country blues singer) (track 7)
vocals:
Blind Lemon Jefferson (American blues and gospel) (1927-04) (track 1)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 3, 9)
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) (track 9)
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd. (track 8)
MCA Music Ltd. (track 20)
arrangement of:
is the basis for:
later versions:
Der Galgen (track 3)
Match Box Blues (track 1)
Matchbox (track 1)
recording of:
Black Ace (track 8)
Bull Doze Blues (track 7)
Match Box Blues (track 1)
Steel Guitar Rag (track 20)
The Gallis Pole (track 3)
It's Nobody's Fault but Mine (1927-12-03) (track 9)
version of:
The Maid Freed From the Gallows (traditional song - not the Led Zep arrangement) (track 3)

CD 3

recorded in:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1929-03-14) (track 13)
New York, New York, United States (1934-09-18) (track 14)
guitar:
Scrapper Blackwell (1928-06-16) (track 25)
Scrapper Blackwell (1928-06-19) (track 18)
Hambone Willie Newbern (1929-03-14) (track 13)
Willie Borum (1934-09-18) (track 14)
Allen Shaw (1934-09-18) (track 14)
piano:
Leroy Carr (1928-06-19) (track 18)
additional composer:
Lena Arant (– 1924-10-16) (track 4)
composer:
Robert Wilkins (track 16)
Leroy Carr (track 18)
Ma Rainey (– 1924-10-16) (track 4)
lyricist:
Robert Wilkins (track 16)
Leroy Carr (track 18)
vocals:
Scrapper Blackwell (1928-06-16) (track 25)
Leroy Carr (1928-06-19) (track 18)
Hambone Willie Newbern (1929-03-14) (track 13)
Allen Shaw (1934-09-18) (track 14)
writer:
Albert Luandrew (blues pianist) (track 13)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 13)
later versions:
Rollin' and Tumblin' (Morganfeld arrangment) (track 13)
recording of:
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (1924-10-16) (track 4)
How Long, How Long Blues (1928-06-19) (track 18)
Roll and Tumble Blues (1929-03-14) (track 13)
version of:

CD 4

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1929-06-18) (track 8)
Aurora, Illinois, United States (1937-05-05) (track 14)
Jackson, Mississippi, United States (1951-03-12) (track 15)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1951-08) (track 13)
drums (drum set):
Willie Steele (1951-08) (track 13)
membranophone:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 10)
Frock O'Dell (1951-03-12) (track 15)
guitar:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 10)
Memphis Minnie (1929-06-18) (track 8)
Kansas Joe McCoy (1929-06-18) (track 8)
Robert Lee McCoy (Robert Lee McCollum, blues) (1937-05-05) (track 14)
Big Joe Williams (1937-05-05) (track 14)
Willie Johnson (Blues guitarist) (1951-08) (track 13)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937-05-05) (track 14)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (1951-03-12) (track 15)
Howlin’ Wolf (1951-08) (track 13)
double bass:
Cliff Bivens (1951-03-12) (track 15)
steel guitar:
Casey Bill Weldon (blues slide guitar player) (track 10)
piano:
Dave Cambell (1951-03-12) (track 15)
additional composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 20)
additional lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 20)
composer:
John Bonham (track 8)
Elmore James (track 20)
John Paul Jones (UK rock musician of Led Zeppelin & Them Crooked Vultures) (track 8)
Memphis Minnie (track 8)
Jimmy Page (track 8)
Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin) (track 8)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 15)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937) (track 14)
lead vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937-05-05) (track 14)
lyricist:
Elmore James (track 20)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 15)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (track 14)
producer:
Lillian McMurry (track 15)
recording engineer:
Bill Holford (1951-03-12) (track 15)
vocals:
Casey Bill Weldon (blues slide guitar player) (track 10)
Kansas Joe McCoy (1929-06-18) (track 8)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (1951-03-12) (track 15)
Howlin’ Wolf (1951-08) (track 13)
writer:
Big Bill Broonzy (William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley) (track 1)
Lowell Fulson (track 22)
Kansas Joe McCoy (track 8)
Memphis Minnie (track 8)
Charles Segar (track 1)
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) (track 10)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 15)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 14)
MPCA King of Spades (track 20)
cover recording of:
Three O'Clock Blues (First recorded in 1946) (track 22)
later versions:
Dust My Blues (track 20)
I Believe (track 20)
recording of:
Dust My Broom (track 20)
Key to the Highway (track 1)
Good Morning, School Girl (1937-05-05) (track 14)
Eyesight to the Blind (1951-03-12) (track 15)
Moanin' at Midnight (1951-08) (track 13)
version of:

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ASIN: US: B0000C0YMQ [info]