Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Traveling Riverside Blues
Robert Johnson 2:46
2 Dynaflow Blues
Johnny Shines 2:35
3 Hellhound on My Trail
Robert Johnson 2:38
4 Country Blues
Muddy Waters 3:27
5 Celebrated Walkin' Blues
Taj Mahal 8:55
6 Rosalie
Muddy Waters 3:04
7 My Black Mama, Part II
Son House 3:16
8 Government Fleet Blues
Son House 6:53
9 Gypsy Woman
Muddy Waters 5 2:35
10 High Water Everywhere, Part I
Charley Patton 3:01
11 C.C. Rider
Lead Belly 2:58
12 Terrorized
Willie King & The Liberators 4:23
13 Oh Baby
Napoleon Strickland & The Como Drum Band feat. Otha Turner 2:54
14 Lay My Burden Down
Otha Turner & Corey Harris 2:27
15 Mali Dje
Ali Farka Touré 5:39
16 Tupelo Blues
John Lee Hooker 3:25
17 Amandrai
Ali Farka Touré 7:20
18 Down Child
John Lee Hooker 2:52
19 Ananamin (It's Been So Long)
Salif Keita 4:01
20 My Babe
Otha Turner and The Rising Star Fife and Drum Band 4:31

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Henry Sims (1942-07-24) (track 6)
mandolin:
Fiddlin' Joe Martin (1941-08-24 – 1941-08-31) (track 8)
Louis Ford (1942-07-24) (track 6)
drums:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1947) (track 9)
Frank Kirkland (1965-12) (track 2)
Chuck Blackwell (1967-08-18) (track 5)
Willie James Williams (2003-04-19) (track 12)
guitar:
Charley Patton (American Delta blues musician) (1929-10) (track 10)
Son House (1930-05-28) (track 7)
Lead Belly (1935-01-23) (track 11)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (tracks 1, 3)
Son House (1941-08-24 – 1941-08-31) (track 8)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1941-08-26 – 1941-08-31) (track 4)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1942-07-24) (track 6)
Percy Thomas (1942-07-24) (track 6)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1947) (track 9)
John Lee Hooker (1953) (track 18)
Eddie Kirkland (US blues guitarist, harmonicist, singer & songwriter) (1953) (track 18)
John Lee Hooker (1959-04) (track 16)
Johnny Shines (1965-12) (track 2)
Bill Boatman (1967-08-18) (track 5)
Ali Farka Touré (1988) (track 17)
Ali Farka Touré (1999) (track 15)
Corey Harris (2001-06-09) (track 14)
Salif Keita (2001-08-16) (track 19)
Corey Harris (2001-11-09) (track 20)
Aaron Hodge (2003-04-19) (track 12)
Willie King (2003-04-19) (track 12)
guitar and mandolin:
Ry Cooder (1967-08-18) (track 5)
guitar and piano:
Jesse ’Ed’ Davis (1967-08-18 –) (track 5)
harmonica:
Leroy Williams (Mississippi blues musician) (1941-08-24 – 1941-08-31) (track 8)
harmonica and slide guitar:
Taj Mahal (US blues musician) (1967-08-18) (track 5)
bass:
Floyd Jones (blues performer and songwriter) (1965-12) (track 2)
Gary Gilmore (Bassist, not the criminal) (1967-08-18) (track 5)
Travis Hodge (2003-04-19) (track 12)
double bass:
Ernest "Big" Crawford (1947) (track 9)
snare drum:
John Tytus (1967) (track 13)
Andre Evans (2001-11-09) (track 20)
Rodney Evans (2001-11-09) (track 20)
keyboard:
Rick Asherson (2003-04-19) (track 12)
fife:
Napoleon Strickland (1967) (track 13)
Othar Turner (2001-06-09) (track 14)
Othar Turner (2001-11-09) (track 20)
piano:
Sunnyland Slim (blues pianist) (1947) (track 9)
bass drum:
Othar Turner (1967) (track 13)
Aubrey "Li'l Mix" Turner (2001-11-09) (track 20)
djembe:
Souleye Kane (1999) (track 15)
arranger:
choir vocals:
Fatoumata Traoré (singer) (1999) (track 15)
composer:
Willie Dixon (track 20)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (tracks 1, 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 11)
John Lee Hooker (tracks 16, 18)
McKinley Morganfield (blues musician) (track 9)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (track 20)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (tracks 1, 3)
John Lee Hooker (tracks 16, 18)
McKinley Morganfield (blues musician) (track 9)
mixer:
Martin Czembor (track 12)
performer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 3)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 9)
Nick Gold (tracks 15, 17)
Bill Grauer, Jr. (track 16)
Don Law (tracks 1, 3)
Alan Lomax (tracks 4, 6)
David Robinson (producer) (track 5)
John Wesley Work (John Wesley Work III) (tracks 4, 6)
recording engineer:
Don Law (1937-06-20) (tracks 1, 3)
Alan Lomax (1941-08-24 – 1941-08-31) (track 8)
George Mitchell (recording) (1967) (track 13)
J. T. Takagi (2001-06-09) (track 14)
J. T. Takagi (2001-08-16) (track 19)
John Harris (live recording engineer) (2001-11-09) (track 20)
Sam Watson (2003-04-19) (track 12)
vocals:
Othar Turner (track 20)
Charley Patton (American Delta blues musician) (1929-10) (track 10)
Son House (1930-05-28) (track 7)
Lead Belly (1935-01-23) (track 11)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (tracks 1, 3)
Son House (1941-08-24 – 1941-08-31) (track 8)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1941-08-26 – 1941-08-31) (track 4)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1942-07-24) (track 6)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1947) (track 9)
John Lee Hooker (1953) (track 18)
John Lee Hooker (1959-04) (track 16)
Johnny Shines (1965-12) (track 2)
Napoleon Strickland (1967) (track 13)
Taj Mahal (US blues musician) (1967-08-18) (track 5)
Ali Farka Touré (1988) (track 17)
Ali Farka Touré (1999) (track 15)
Othar Turner (2001-06-09) (track 14)
Salif Keita (2001-08-16) (track 19)
Sharde Thomas (2001-11-09) (track 20)
Bernice Turner Pratcher (2001-11-09) (track 20)
Willie King (2003-04-19) (track 12)
publisher:
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 20)
BMG Bumblebee (track 20)
Bug Music Ltd. (track 20)
cover recording of:
See See Rider Blues (track 11)
My Babe (2001-11-09) (track 20)
later translated versions:
Mein Baby (track 20)
later versions:
C. C. Rider (Jerry Lee Lewis version) (track 11)
C. C. Rider (Chuck Willis version) (track 11)
Corrina, Corrina (track 3)
See See Rider (Ma Rainey version) (track 11)
Travelling Riverside Blues (Led Zeppelin version) (track 1)
recording of:
Down Child (track 18)
Gypsy Woman (track 9)
Tupelo (track 16)

Release

additional mastering: Mark Wilder
liner notes: Peter Guralnick
Martin Scorsese
mastering: Joseph M. Palmaccio
producer: Peter Guralnick
Martin Scorsese
ASIN: US: B0000A0AZ9 [info]