Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sometimes
Bessie Jones 0:57
2 Trouble So Hard
Vera Hall 1:39
3 Smokestack Lightning
Howlin’ Wolf 3:08
4 Joe Lee's Rock
Boy Blue, Willie Jones & Joe Lee 3:38
5 Reconsider Baby
Lowell Fulson 3:10
6 Help Me
Sonny Boy Williamson 3:07
7 My Babe
Little Walter 2:39
8 Boll Weevil Holler
Vera Hall 2:05
9 Hi-Heel Sneakers
Tommy Tucker 2:51
10 We're Gonna Make It
Little Milton 2:39
11 I'm in the Mood
John Lee Hooker 2:44
12 Boogie Children
Boy Blue 2:56
13 Shake'em on Down
Mississippi Fred McDowell 3:21
14 Mannish Boy
Muddy Waters 5 2:56
15 Searchin' for a Woman
Albert King 3:03
16 Wang Dang Doodle
Koko Taylor 3:00
17 Walking by Myself
Jimmy Rogers 2:48
18 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley 2:29
19 Confessin' the Blues
B.B. King 4:56
20 Walkin' the Blues
Jimmy Rogers 3:04
21 First Time I Met the Blues
Buddy Guy 2:18
22 Slow Down
Louis Jordan 2:39
23 So Many Roads, So Many Trains
Otis Rush 3:10
24 I'd Rather Go Blind
Etta James 2:35
25 Go to Sleep Little Baby
Bessie Jones 1:16
26 Death Have Mercy
Vera Hall 1:52

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
bass guitar:
Milton Rector (blues bassist) (1963-01-11) (track 6)
drums:
Frank Kirkland (track 18)
Fred Below (1955-01-25) (track 7)
Al Duncan (1963-01-11) (track 6)
organ:
Billy “The Kid” Emerson (rock 'n' roll on Sun, Vee-Jay & Chess Records) (track 6)
Lafayette Leake (track 6)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1963-01-11) (track 6)
guitar:
Bo Diddley (track 18)
Leonard Caston (1955-01-25) (track 7)
Robert Lockwood, Jr. (1955-01-25) (track 7)
Matt Murphy (US blues guitarist) (1963-01-11) (track 6)
harmonica:
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1955-01-25) (track 7)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (1963-01-11) (track 6)
maracas:
Jerome Green (track 18)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1955-01-25) (track 7)
assistant recording engineer:
Shirley Collins (tracks 1, 25–26)
composer:
Willie Dixon (tracks 7, 16)
Robert Higginbotham (blues) (track 9)
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (track 17)
Ellas McDaniel (– 1955-03-02) (track 18)
editor:
Alan Lomax (tracks 1, 25–26)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (track 7)
Robert Higginbotham (blues) (track 9)
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (track 17)
Ellas McDaniel (– 1955-03-02) (track 18)
Willie Dixon (1960-06) (track 16)
recording engineer:
Alan Lomax (tracks 1, 25–26)
vocals:
Bo Diddley (track 18)
Bessie Jones (tracks 1, 25)
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1955-01-25) (track 7)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (1963-01-11) (track 6)
writer:
Gene Barge (track 10)
Ralph Bass (track 6)
Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis) (track 10)
Willie Dixon (track 6)
Billy Foster (American singer, member of The Medallions and songwriter) (track 24)
Ellington Jordan (track 24)
Mel London (track 14)
Raynard Miner (track 10)
McKinley Morganfield (blues musician) (track 14)
Carl Smith (US country music singer) (track 10)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 6)
Bo Diddley (track 14)
Bessie Jones (track 1)
Alan Lomax (track 1)
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd. (track 14)
Lily Pond Music (track 9)
Tristan Music Ltd. (track 14)
sampled by:
Honey by Moby (track 1)
part of:
cover recording of:
Wang Dang Doodle (track 16)
later translated versions:
I siech scho Sochn (track 17)
Mein Baby (track 7)
recording of:
Bo Diddley (track 18)
Hi‐Heel Sneakers (track 9)
Mannish Boy (track 14)
Sometimes (track 1)
Walking by Myself (track 17)
My Babe (1955-01-25) (track 7)
Help Me (1963-01-11) (track 6)