Annotation

Label: Columbia/Legacy - Catalog #: 90490

Annotation last modified on 2005-11-14 10:10 UTC.

Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Turtle Twist
Jelly Roll Morton 3:07
2 See See Rider
Ma Rainey 3:12
3 Death Letter
Son House 4:23
4 I'm a Fool to Want You
Billie Holiday 3:27
5 Big Leg Blues
Mississippi John Hurt 2:52
6 K.C. Moan
Memphis Jug Band 2:33
7 Sweet Home Chicago
Robert Johnson 2:59
8 Deep Blue Sea Blues
Tommy McClennan 3:01
9 Muddy Water
Bessie Smith 3:09
10 Cross My Heart
Sonny Boy Williamson 3:23
11 Dust My Broom
Elmore James 2:46
12 You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
Muddy Waters 5 2:57
13 Beale Street Blues
William Christopher Handy 2:42
14 Hang It on the Wall
Charley Patton 2:46
15 Up Above My Head (I Hear Music in the Air)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 2:34
16 Give Me Freedom
Stephen James Taylor 3:33
17 Mr. Thrill
Mildred Jones 2:34
18 I'll Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
John Lee Hooker 4:45

Credits

Medium 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1928-12-21) (track 5)
violin:
Emmanual Green (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Harry Hoffman (violinist) (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Harry Katzman (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Leo Kruczek (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Milton Lomask (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Harry Melnikoff (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
George Ockner (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Sam Rand (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
electric bass guitar:
Leonard Ware (American jazz guitar player and composer) (track 11)
cello:
Maurice Brown (jazz cellist) (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
David Soyer (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
trumpet:
Billy Butterfield (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Mel Davis (US jazz trumpeter) (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Bernie Glow (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
viola:
Sidney Brecher (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Richard Dickler (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
drums:
Wallace Bishop (track 15)
Frock O'Dell (track 11)
Osie Johnson (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
slide guitar:
Elmore James (track 11)
flute:
Danny Bank (saxophone) (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Phil Bodner (Woodwind player) (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Thomas Parshley (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Romeo Penque (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
guitar:
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-21) (track 5)
Charlie Burse (1929) (track 6)
Barry Galbraith (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Tee Wee Blackman (1929) (track 6)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965) (track 11)
Will Shade (1929) (track 6)
bass:
Milt Hinton (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
double bass:
steel guitar:
Son House (track 3)
kazoo:
Ben Ramey (1929) (track 6)
piano:
Sammy Price (track 15)
Mal Waldron (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
jug:
Jab Jones (1929) (track 6)
bass trombone:
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
harp:
Janet Putman (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
trombone:
Jack Green (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
additional composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 11)
Lena Arant (– 1924-10-16) (track 2)
additional lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 11)
arranger:
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1947-11) (track 15)
background vocals:
Elise Bretton (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
Miriam Workman (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
composer:
Son House (track 3)
Elmore James (track 11)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 7)
Mildred Jones (track 17)
Ma Rainey (– 1924-10-16) (track 2)
conductor:
Ray Ellis (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Son House (track 3)
Elmore James (track 11)
Tee Wee Blackman (1929) (track 6)
Billie Holiday (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
lyricist:
Elmore James (track 11)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 7)
Mildred Jones (track 17)
orchestra:
Ray Ellis and His Orchestra (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
producer:
Frank Driggs (track 3)
John Hammond (producer) (track 3)
Don Law (track 7)
recorded by:
Don Law (1936-11-23) (track 7)
solo trombone:
Urbie Green (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
vocals:
Marie Knight (US gospel/R&B vocalist) (track 15)
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-21) (track 5)
Ben Ramey (1929) (track 6)
Will Shade (1929) (track 6)
writer:
John Lee Hooker (track 18)
Charley Patton (track 14)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 15)
Joel Herron (1951) (track 4)
Frank Sinatra (1951) (track 4)
Jack Wolf (1951) (track 4)
publisher:
MPCA King of Spades (track 11)
sampled by:
Baby C'mon (original mix) by Aqua Bassino (track 7)
cover recording of:
I'm a Fool to Want You (1958-02-19 – 1958-02-21) (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
recording of:
Hang It on the Wall (track 14)
Sweet Home Chicago (track 7)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (1924-10-16) (track 2)
Big Leg Blues (1928-12-21) (track 5)
Dust My Broom (1951-08-05) (track 11)
Mr. Thrill (1954) (track 17)
Death Letter (1965-04-12 – 1965-04-14) (track 3)
version of: