Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mannish Boy
Muddy Waters 4.5 2:57
2 Wang Dang Doodle
Koko Taylor 3:02
3 My Babe
Little Walter 2:36
4 Spoonfull
Willie Dixon 4:59
5 Nine Below Zero
Sonny Boy Williamson 3:29
6 Kokomo Me Baby
Mississippi Fred McDowell 3:03
7 Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson 2:40
8 Baby, Please Don't Go
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 3:14
9 I Want to Go Home on the Morning Train
Son House 2:45
10 Shotgun
Lightnin’ Hopkins 2:41
11 Parchman Farm
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers 2:23
12 I've Got Love If You Want It
John Hammond 3:43
13 Dust My Broom
Elmore James 2:47
14 Little Boy Blue
Big Walter Horton 3:15
15 Tramp
Lowell Fulson 3:06
16 Oh Baby
Big Joe Williams 2:45
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Born Under a Bad Sign
Albert King 3 2:47
2 Smokestack Lightnin'
Howlin’ Wolf 4 3:08
3 Boogie at Russian Hill
John Lee Hooker 3 4:35
4 Smoking Gun
Robert Cray 4:08
5 Crossfire
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble 4 4:11
6 Frosty
Albert Collins 3:25
7 The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King 4.5 5:26
8 Call It Stormy Monday but Tuesday Is Just as Bad
T‐Bone Walker 3:03
9 Shame, Shame, Shame
Johnny Winter 4:21
10 I'm a King Bee
Slim Harpo 3 3:04
11 Baby What You Want Me to Do
Jimmy Reed 2:50
12 She Moves Me
James Cotton Blues Band 4:27
13 Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
Buddy Guy 4:29
14 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Junior Wells 3:55
15 Key to the Highway
George “Harmonica” Smith 2:33
16 How Long
Memphis Slim 2:20

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
San Antonio, Texas, United States (1936-11-27) (track 7)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1961) (track 5)
electric bass guitar:
Leonard Ware (American jazz guitar player and composer) (track 13)
bass guitar:
John McVie (track 11)
membranophone:
Fred Below (track 5)
Frock O'Dell (track 13)
Fred Below (1955-01-25) (track 3)
slide guitar:
Elmore James (track 13)
guitar:
Luther Tucker (track 5)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 7)
Leonard Caston (1955-01-25) (track 3)
Robert Lockwood, Jr. (1955-01-25) (track 3)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (tracks 5, 13)
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1955-01-25) (track 3)
bass:
Willie Dixon (track 5)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1955-01-25) (track 3)
piano:
Lafayette Leake (track 5)
Otis Spann (track 5)
additional composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 13)
additional lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 13)
composer:
Mose Allison (track 11)
Willie Dixon (tracks 2–3)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 7)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 5)
Elmore James (track 13)
editor:
Ralph Bass (track 5)
engineer:
Gus Dudgeon (track 11)
executive producer:
Art Satherly (track 7)
lead vocals:
Elmore James (track 13)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (track 3)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 7)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 5)
Elmore James (track 13)
Willie Dixon (1960-06) (track 2)
producer:
Marshall Chess (track 5)
Don Law (track 7)
Mike Vernon (track 11)
recording engineer:
Vincent Liebler (track 7)
vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 5)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 7)
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1955-01-25) (track 3)
writer:
Ellas McDaniel (track 1)
Lowell Fulson (track 15)
Mel London (track 1)
Jimmy McCracklin (track 15)
McKinley Morganfield (blues musician) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Soul Jam Records (2015) (track 7)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 3)
BMG Bumblebee (track 3)
Bug Music Ltd. (tracks 1, 3)
MPCA King of Spades (track 13)
Tristan Music Ltd. (track 1)
recorded at:
Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, United States (1936-11-27) (track 7)
sampled by:
7 by Prince and The New Power Generation (track 15)
Let, Let Me In by De La Soul (track 15)
Rampage (explicit) by EPMD feat. LL Cool J (track 15)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 229) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Parchman Farm (track 11)
Wang Dang Doodle (track 2)
is the basis for:
Maybelle (track 3)
later translated versions:
Mein Baby (track 3)
later versions:
Dust My Blues (track 13)
I Believe (track 13)
recording of:
Mannish Boy (track 1)
Tramp (track 15)
Cross Road Blues (aka 'Crossroads') (1936-11-27) (track 7)
Dust My Broom (1951-08-05) (track 13)
My Babe (1955-01-25) (track 3)
Nine Below Zero (1961-09-08) (track 5)
version of:

CD 2

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-01) (track 2)
drums (drum set):
Earl Phillips (1956-01) (track 2)
bass guitar:
membranophone:
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 1)
Herbie Lovelle (track 7)
organ:
Paul Harris (keyboardist/pianist session player) (track 7)
guitar:
Steve Cropper (track 1)
Guitar Gable (track 10)
Albert King (well-known US blues guitarist & singer) (track 1)
Hugh McCracken (track 7)
Willie Johnson (Member of The Famous Flames) (1956-01) (track 2)
Hubert Sumlin (1956-01) (track 2)
B.B. King (1969-06-24 – 1969-06-25) (track 7)
harmonica:
Slim Harpo (track 10)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-01) (track 2)
bass:
electric piano:
Paul Harris (keyboardist/pianist session player) (track 7)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1956-01) (track 2)
piano:
Paul Harris (keyboardist/pianist session player) (track 7)
Isaac Hayes (track 1)
Booker T. Jones (track 1)
Hosea Lee Kennard (1956-01) (track 2)
horn:
Joe Arnold (track 1)
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (track 1)
Andrew Love (track 1)
composer:
Booker T. Jones (track 1)
John Lee Hooker (track 3)
Jimmy Reed (blues musician) (– 1959-08-07) (track 11)
lead vocals:
Albert King (well-known US blues guitarist & singer) (track 1)
B.B. King (track 7)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-01) (track 2)
lyricist:
William Bell (track 1)
John Lee Hooker (track 3)
Jimmy Reed (blues musician) (– 1952-08-07) (track 11)
performer:
The Memphis Horns (track 1)
producer:
Jim Gaines (track 5)
Roy Rogers (US blues guitarist & producer) (track 3)
Jim Stewart (US producer, founder for Stax & Volt Records) (track 1)
vocals:
Slim Harpo (track 10)
writer:
Bill Carter (US blues rock guitarist and singer/songwriter) (track 5)
Ruth Ellsworth (track 5)
Chris Layton (track 5)
Tommy Shannon (track 5)
Reese Wynans (track 5)
Rick Darnell (1951) (track 7)
Roy Hawkins (1951) (track 7)
remasters:
later translated versions:
Oschneida (track 5)
recording of:
Crossfire (track 5)
The Thrill Is Gone (1951 blues song) (track 7)
Smokestack Lightning (1956-01) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:

Release

ASIN: CA: B000065Q5J [info]