Tracklist

CD 1: Volumes 1-7
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Lucy Mae Blues
Cecil Barfield 3:32
2 I Woke Up Crying
Cecil Barfield 1:35
3 Love Blues
Cecil Barfield 3:15
4 I Told You Not to Do That
Cecil Barfield 2:37
5 In the Evening
Buddy Moss 2:21
6 Hey Lawdy Mama
Buddy Moss 2:25
7 Thousand Woman Blues
Buddy Moss 1:17
8 Blue Shadow Falling
Buddy Moss 2:05
9 Cold Rainy Day
Buddy Moss 1:50
10 Amy
Buddy Moss 2:46
11 Motherless Child
Leon Pinson 2:16
12 Hush, Somebody Is Calling My Name
Leon Pinson 2:59
13 What God Can Do
Leon Pinson 1:25
14 He'll Understand and Say Well Done
Leon Pinson 4:26
15 Big Road Blues
Houston Stackhouse 2:31
16 Cool Water Blues
Houston Stackhouse 3:20
17 Big Fat Mama Blues
Houston Stackhouse 2:52
18 Take a Little Walk With Me
Houston Stackhouse 2:55
19 Everyone Got a Woman
Big Joe Williams 2:30
20 What She Need With a Rooster
Big Joe Williams 2:35
21 Sink or Swim
Big Joe Williams 2:41
22 Prison Bound
Big Joe Williams 2:24
23 Who's Gonna Be Your Man
John Lee Zeigler 4:36
24 If I Lose Let Me Lose
John Lee Zeigler 4:54
25 Black Woman
Othar Turner 3:25
26 Bumble Bee
Othar Turner 4:04
CD 2: Volumes 8-14
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rabbit on a Log
Lonzie Thomas 2:24
2 Raise a Ruckus Tonight
Lonzie Thomas 2:21
3 My Three Women
Lonzie Thomas 2:49
4 Red Cross Store
Lonzie Thomas 2:34
5 Rats in the Kitchen
Sleepy John Estes 1:42
6 Special Agent
Sleepy John Estes 2:54
7 Trying to See
Sleepy John Estes 2:52
8 Mail Man Blues
Sleepy John Estes 1:52
9 Down Home Blues
Teddy Williams 3:36
10 Catfish Blues
Teddy Williams 1:44
11 Black Mattie
Teddy Williams 2:57
12 Sun Don't Shine
Teddy Williams 2:16
13 Trouble Brought Me Down
Green Paschal 1:41
14 My Lord
Green Paschal 2:10
15 Mother Is Dead
Green Paschal 1:24
16 Lay My Burden Down
Green Paschal 1:35
17 Your Close Friend
Green Paschal 1:19
18 I'm Going to Leave It in the Hands of the Lord
Green Paschal 1:52
19 Hard Time Blues
Do-Boy Diamond 3:24
20 Just Want to Talk to You
Do-Boy Diamond 4:21
21 Just a Dream I Got on My Mind
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller 2:53
22 Memphis Is a Wonderful City
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller 1:50
23 Down to Arkansas
Dewey Corley & Walter Miller 3:47
24 Rock Me Mama
Bud Grant 2:07
25 Freight Train Blues
Bud Grant 2:32
26 So Sweet
Bud Grant 2:54
27 Bud Grant's Grunt
Bud Grant 2:13
CD 3: Volumes 15-22
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Go Ahead On
Bud White 2:51
2 You've Been Gone So Long
Bud White 2:26
3 White Horses
Bud White 4:05
4 When I'm Sober I'm Drunk Blues
George Henry Bussey 2:52
5 Mean Mistreater
George Henry Bussey 3:06
6 Blues Around My Bed
George Henry Bussey 3:54
7 Looking For My Woman
George Henry Bussey 1:39
8 Old Red #2
Jim Bunkley 3:02
9 Jack of Diamonds
Jim Bunkley 1:52
10 Them Greasy Greens
Jim Bunkley 2:42
11 Rocking Chair
Jim Bunkley 1:42
12 Old Breakdown
Tom Turner 4:23
13 Drop Down Mama #1
Tom Turner 3:34
14 Search Me Lord
James Shorter 2:36
15 My Mother Died and Left Me
James Shorter 2:28
16 Consolation
James Shorter 1:41
17 Home Going
James Shorter 3:02
18 Better Than Myself
Abe McNeil 4:16
19 Steady Rollin' Man
Abe McNeil 2:30
20 Drink Drink Drink
Abe McNeil 2:20
21 Country Blues
Joe Callicott 3:24
22 River Blues
Joe Callicott 2:50
23 3 O'Clock in the Morning
Johnny Woods 3:55
24 I's Be Troubled
Johnny Woods 2:41
CD 4: Volumes 23-29
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Someday Baby
Robert Diggs 2:50
2 Racehorse Charleston
Robert Diggs 2:01
3 Done Lost My Health
Robert Diggs 3:36
4 Drive Your Car
Robert Diggs 1:38
5 Woke up This Morning
Cliff Scott 2:57
6 Long Wavy Hair
Cliff Scott 2:23
7 Please Come Home
Cliff Scott 2:55
8 Pole Pattin'
Cliff Scott 2:10
9 I Wanna Ramble
Jimmie Lee Harris 4:33
10 Sitting Here Looking 1000 Miles Away
Jimmie Lee Harris 3:55
11 Just Like a Bord Without a Feather
R.L. Burnside 3:12
12 Skinny Woman
R.L. Burnside 2:12
13 Goin' Down South
R.L. Burnside 2:37
14 Poor Black Mattie
R.L. Burnside 2:08
15 Hold My Body Down
Robert Johnson 2:41
16 Trying to Make It Home
Robert Johnson 2:57
17 Precious Lord
Robert Johnson 2:00
18 He'll Make a Way
Robert Johnson 3:17
19 Sugar Mama
Robert Longstreet 2:59
20 Black Gal
Robert Longstreet 2:59
21 Sloppy Drunk
Robert Longstreet 2:41
22 Decoration Day
Robert Longstreet 3:06
23 Shake em' on Down
Mississippi Fred McDowell 2:55
24 Mama Says I'm Crazy
Mississippi Fred McDowell 3:54
CD 5: Volumes 30-38
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 That Ain't It
John Henry Barbee 3:36
2 Gonna Lose Your Mind
John Henry Barbee 3:37
3 Flat Foot Boogie
Albert Macon & Robert Thomas 4:05
4 Mama Can I Lay It Down
Albert Macon & Robert Thomas 1:35
5 How Can You Do It
Albert Macon & Robert Thomas 2:51
6 John Henry
Jessie Clarence Gorman 1:36
7 Goin' up to the Country #1
Jessie Clarence Gorman 1:57
8 Goin' up to the Country #2
Jessie Clarence Gorman 1:46
9 Dirty Dozens
Will Shade 2:44
10 Won't You Send Me John
Will Shade 2:16
11 Wine Headed Man
Will Shade 2:47
12 K.C. Blues
Charlie Burse & Will Shade 3:03
13 Every Time I Come Around
Georgia Fife & Drum Band 3:11
14 J.W.'s Special
Georgia Fife & Drum Band 1:51
15 Old Hen Cackle
Georgia Fife & Drum Band 3:20
16 Buck Dance
Georgia Fife & Drum Band 1:26
17 Hey Freddie
Como Fife & Drum Band 1:56
18 Late in the Evening
Como Fife & Drum Band 2:20
19 Punky Tony
Como Fife & Drum Band 2:35
20 Shimmy She WA
Como Fife & Drum Band 3:05
21 You Got Reap What You Sow
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 3:55
22 Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 3:05
23 That's the Way the Good Thing Go
Precious Bryant 2:17
24 Georgia Buck
Precious Bryant 2:26
25 When the Saints Go Marching In
Precious Bryant 2:51
26 Pork & Beans
Rosa Lee Hill 3:29
27 Count the Days I'm Gone
Rosa Lee Hill 1:42
28 Roll & Tumble
Rosa Lee Hill 3:44
29 Bullying Well
Rosa Lee Hill 1:56
CD 6: Volumes 39-45
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Good Morning Judge
Furry Lewis 5:33
2 Furry Lewis' Careless Love
Furry Lewis 5:06
3 What Make Grandpa Love Grandma So
Jimmy Lee Williams 4:03
4 Have You Ever Seen Peaches
Jimmy Lee Williams 4:18
5 Hoboing Into Hollywood
J.W. Warren 3:37
6 Sundown Blues
J.W. Warren 2:00
7 Rabbit on a Log
J.W. Warren 2:37
8 You're Gonna Miss Me
J.W. Warren 2:46
9 House on the Hill
Eddie Harris 3:37
10 I Have to Love Somebody
Eddie Harris 4:58
11 Old Country Rock #1
James Davis 3:46
12 Instrumental #1
James Davis 2:56
13 Who Stole the Lock Off the Henhouse Door?
James Davis 3:16
14 Instrumental #4
James Davis 2:07
15 Canned Heat
Robert Nighthawk 3:26
16 Nighthawk Boogie
Robert Nighthawk 2:53
17 Down by the Woodshed
Robert Nighthawk 2:59
18 Home Going
Jessie Mae Hemphill 2:24
19 I Want to Be Ready
Jessie Mae Hemphill 1:50
20 Interview
Jessie Mae Hemphill 4:00
CD 7: Bonus Disc
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Miss Maybelle
Jessie Lee Vortis 4:35
2 When My Baby Got on Board
Jessie Lee Vortis 4:07
3 Them Greasy Greens #1
George Hollis 3:39
4 Rock and Roll to Midgetville
George Hollis 1:41
5 Black Rat Swing
Willie Rockomo 2:32
6 Tease Me Baby #2
Willie Rockomo / Bruce Upshaw 2:47
7 Someday Baby #1
Bruce Upshaw 2:44
8 Wonder Why My Baby Treat Me So Bad
Bruce Upshaw 2:23
9 Rosa Lee
Bruce Upshaw 2:20
10 I Got a Woman
Buddy Hubbard 2:35
11 So Sweet
Buddy Hubbard 2:08
12 You're Gonna Miss Me
Ira 'Tiny' Coney 2:29
13 Mamie
Ira 'Tiny' Coney 3:03
14 I'm So Lonesome
Ira 'Tiny' Coney 3:59
15 Blood Red River
Eddie Hodge 2:57
16 Sitting on Top of the World
Eddie Hodge 1:41
17 Glory Hallelujah
Eddie Hodge 2:35
18 Jesus Is Coming Back to Me
Pettis Sisters 2:49
19 Bound For Zion
Pettis Sisters 3:22
20 You Told Me Baby
Houston / Sara Mae Stovall 2:26
21 Sweet as an Apple on a Tree
Houston / Sara Mae Stovall 1:39
22 Juke #2
Houston / Sara Mae Stovall 1:10
23 Woke up This Morning
Houston / Sara Mae Stovall 1:58
24 Tell Me You Love Me
Houston / Sara Mae Stovall 1:49

Credits

CD 1: Volumes 1-7

composer:
Buddy Moss (1934) (track 6)
lyricist:
Buddy Moss (1934) (track 6)
recording of:
Hey Lawdy Mama (track 6)

CD 2: Volumes 8-14

recording of:

CD 6: Volumes 39-45

recording of:

CD 7: Bonus Disc

writer:
Lonnie Chatmon (track 16)
Walter Vinson (track 16)
cover recording of:
later versions: