Natural Blues

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Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleArtistRatingLength
1Sometimes
recorded in:
St. Simons, Georgia, United States (on 1959-10-12)
assistant recording engineer:
Shirley Collins (British folk singer)
recording engineer:
Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist) (on 1959-10-12)
editor:
Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist)
vocals:
Bessie Jones (on 1959-10-12)
recording of:
Sometimes
writer:
Bessie Jones and Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist)
publisher:
Unichappell Music, Inc.
Bessie Jones0:57
2Trouble So Hard
Vera Hall1:39
3Smokestack Lightning
recording of:
Smokestack Lightning
lyricist and composer:
Chester Arthur Burnett
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher)
Howlin’ Wolf3:08
4Joe Lee's Rock
recorded in:
Hughes, Arkansas, United States (on 1959-10-01)
assistant recording engineer:
Shirley Collins (British folk singer) (on 1959-10-01)
recording engineer:
Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist) (on 1959-10-01)
editor:
Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist)
Boy Blue, Willie Jones & Joe Lee3:38
5Reconsider Baby
Lowell Fulson3:10
6Help Me
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
bass guitar:
Milton Rector (blues bassist) (on 1963-01-11)
guitar:
Matt Murphy (US blues guitarist) (on 1963-01-11)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965) (on 1963-01-11)
membranophone:
Al Duncan (on 1963-01-11)
organ:
Billy “The Kid” Emerson (rock 'n' roll on Sun, Vee-Jay & Chess Records), Lafayette Leake and [unknown] (Special Purpose Artist – Do not add releases here, if possible.) (on 1963-01-11)
vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965) (on 1963-01-11)
recording of:
Help Me (on 1963-01-11)
writer:
Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher), Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher), Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) and Peer Music (“Peermusic—the global independent”)
Sonny Boy Williamson3:07
7My Babe
double bass:
Willie Dixon (on 1955-01-25)
guitar:
Leonard Caston (father of Leonard "Lenny" Caston jr.) (on 1955-01-25) and Robert Lockwood, Jr. (on 1955-01-25)
harmonica:
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (on 1955-01-25)
membranophone:
Fred Below (on 1955-01-25)
vocals:
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (on 1955-01-25)
recording of:
My Babe (on 1955-01-25)
lyricist and composer:
Willie Dixon
writer:
[traditional] (special purpose artist) and Willie Dixon
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher), BMG Bumblebee, Bug Music (music publishing), Bug Music Ltd. and Hoochie Coochie Music
Little Walter2:39
8Boll Weevil Holler
Vera Hall2:05
9Hi-Heel Sneakers
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (in 1963)
producer:
Herb Abramson
bass guitar [bass]:
Brenda Lee Jones (in 1963)
guitar:
Dean "Cousin Sugar" Young (in 1963)
organ and piano:
Tommy Tucker (blues) (in 1963)
vocals:
Tommy Tucker (blues) (in 1963)
recording of:
Hi‐Heel Sneakers (in 1963)
lyricist and composer:
Robert Higginbotham (blues)
publisher:
Lily Pond Music and Robert Higginbotham Publisher
Tommy Tucker2:51
10We're Gonna Make It
recording of:
We’re Gonna Make It
writer:
Gene Barge, Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis), Raynard Miner and Carl Smith (US country music singer)
publisher:
Chevis Publishing Corp.
Little Milton2:39
11I'm in the Mood
John Lee Hooker2:44
12Boogie Children
Boy Blue2:56
13Shake'em on Down
Mississippi Fred McDowell3:21
14Mannish Boy
part of:
Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 229)
recording of:
Mannish Boy
writer:
Ellas McDaniel (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer), Mel London and McKinley Morganfield (blues musician)
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd. and Tristan Music Ltd.
part of:
Risky Business (film soundtrack)
Muddy Waters4.352:56
15Searchin' for a Woman
Albert King3:03
16Wang Dang Doodle
cover recording of:
Wang Dang Doodle
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (in 1960-06)
composer:
Willie Dixon
publisher:
Hoochie Coochie Music
Koko Taylor3:00
17Walking by Myself
recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (in 1956-10, on 1956-10-29)
bass:
Willie Dixon
double bass:
Willie Dixon (on 1956-10-29)
double bass [bass]:
Willie Dixon (in 1956-10)
drums (drum set):
A. J. Gladney (Blues drummer)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist – Do not add releases here, if possible.) (in 1956-10)
guitar:
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (in 1956-10, on 1956-10-29) and Robert Lockwood, Jr. (on 1956-10-29)
harmonica:
Big Walter Horton (blues harmonica player) (in 1956-10, on 1956-10-29)
membranophone:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist – Do not add releases here, if possible.) (on 1956-10-29)
piano:
Otis Spann (in 1956-10, on 1956-10-29)
lead vocals:
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist)
vocals:
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (in 1956-10, on 1956-10-29)
recording of:
Walking by Myself (on 1956-10-29)
lyricist and composer:
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) and BMG Platinum Songs US
recording of:
Walking by Myself (in 1956-10)
lyricist and composer:
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) and BMG Platinum Songs US
Jimmy Rogers22:48
18Bo Diddley
drums (drum set):
Frank Kirkland
guitar:
Bo Diddley (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer)
maracas:
Jerome Green
vocals:
Bo Diddley (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer)
recording of:
Bo Diddley
lyricist and composer:
Ellas McDaniel (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer) (until 1955-03-02)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) and Good Music Ltd.
Bo Diddley4.52:29
19Confessin' the Blues
cover recording of:
Confessin’ the Blues
writer:
Walter Brown (US jazz/blues singer) and Jay McShann
publisher:
Leeds Music, MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) and MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group)
B.B. King4:56
20Walkin' the Blues
Jimmy Rogers3:04
21First Time I Met the Blues
Buddy Guy2:18
22Slow Down
Louis Jordan2:39
23So Many Roads, So Many Trains
Otis Rush3:10
24I'd Rather Go Blind
recording engineer and producer:
Rick Hall (American producer & FAME studios founder, "Father of Muscle Shoals Music")
drums (drum set):
Roger Hawkins
electric bass guitar:
David Hood
guitar:
Jimmy Johnson (guitar, producer, Muscle Shoals rhythm section) and Albert Lowe Jr. (American guitarist, bassist, and songwriter)
organ:
Carl Banks and Dewey Oldham
piano:
Dewey Oldham
saxophone:
Charles Chalmers (American saxophonist, singer-songwriter, arranger, and producer), Floyd Newman and Aaron Varnell
trumpet:
Gene “Bowlegs” Miller (American trumpeter)
lead vocals:
Etta James
arranger:
Rick Hall (American producer & FAME studios founder, "Father of Muscle Shoals Music")
recorded at:
FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States (on 1967-08-23)
recording of:
I’d Rather Go Blind (on 1967-08-23)
lyricist:
Billy Foster (American singer, member of The Medallions and songwriter)
composer:
Ellington Jordan
publisher:
The Jewel Music Co. Ltd.
Etta James42:35
25Go to Sleep Little Baby
recorded in:
St. Simons, Georgia, United States (on 1959-10-12)
assistant recording engineer:
Shirley Collins (British folk singer) (on 1959-10-12)
editor:
Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist)
vocals:
Bessie Jones
field recordings:
Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist) (on 1959-10-12)
Bessie Jones1:16
26Death Have Mercy
assistant recording engineer:
Shirley Collins (British folk singer)
recording engineer and editor:
Alan Lomax (US ethnomusicologist)
Vera Hall1:52