Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dimples
John Lee Hooker 2:13
2 Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson 2:41
3 32-20 Blues
Muddy Waters 3:23
4 Preaching the Blues
Bessie Smith 2:53
5 Good Morning Little School Girl
Sonny Boy Williamson 3:01
6 Baby Please Don't Go
Big Joe Williams 2:41
7 I'm a Mighty Tight Woman
Sippie Wallace 2:55
8 Scary Day Blues
Blind Willie McTell 3:02
9 Fannin' Street
Lead Belly 2:39
10 Got the Blues, Can't Be Satisfied
Mississippi John Hurt 2:53
11 Worried Life Blues
Maceo Merriweather 2:54
12 I'm Sober Now
Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith 3:10
13 She Fooled Me
Washboard Sam 2:55
14 Broken Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too
Sleepy John Estes 3:20
15 She's a Trucking Little Baby
Blind Boy Fuller 2:29
16 Sleep Talking Blues
Ma Rainey 3:13
17 My Daddy Rocks Me
Tampa Red 3:32
18 My Black Mama
Son House 3:11
19 I'm Woke Up Now
Big Bill Broonzy 3:01
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
Robert Johnson ?:??
2 You're an Old Lady
Sonny Boy Williamson ?:??
3 In New Orleans
Lead Belly ?:??
4 East Chicago Blues
Pinetop and Lindberg ?:??
5 Sitting on Top of the World
Mississippi Sheiks ?:??
6 Crawlin' Kingsnake
John Lee Hooker ?:??
7 Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
Cripple Clarence Lofton ?:??
8 Barrelhouse Woman No.2
Leroy Carr ?:??
9 I Be's Troubled
Muddy Waters ?:??
10 Midnight Steppers
Big Bill Broonzy ?:??
11 Careless Love Blues
Bessie Smith ?:??
12 Break 'em on Down
Big Joe Williams ?:??
13 Panama Limited Blues
Bukka White ?:??
14 Weed Smoker's Dream
Kansas Joe McCoy ?:??
15 Down on Pennsylvania Avenue
Bertha Idaho ?:??
16 Street State Special
Jimmy Yancey ?:??
17 When the Levee Breaks
Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy ?:??
18 Rope Stretching Blues
Blind Arthur Blake ?:??
19 Rowdy Man Blues
Kid Bailey ?:??
20 Milk Cow Blues
Kokomo Arnold ?:??
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Midnight Special
Lead Belly 3:09
2 Boom Boom
John Lee Hooker 2:31
3 Country Blues
Muddy Waters 3:26
4 Cheatin' And Lyin' Blues
Dr. Clayton 3:15
5 New Early in the Morning
Sonny Boy Williamson 2:43
6 Picthin' Boogie
Cripple Clarence Lofton 2:28
7 Young Woman's Blues
Bessie Smith 3:09
8 Gator Wobble
Memphis Jug Band 2:48
9 Hell Hound on My Tail
Robert Johnson 2:38
10 Future Blues
Willie Brown 2:57
11 Chicago Bound Blues
Ida Cox 2:41
12 Feather Bed Blues
Bumble Bee Slim 3:04
13 Fort Worth and Denver Blues
Bessie Tucker 3:25
14 No No Blues
Curley Weaver 3:09
15 Trouble in Mind
Bertha "Chippie" Hill 2:44
16 Indiana Avenue Stomp
Montana Taylor 3:32
17 Crying Mother Blues
Red Nelson 2:38
18 Louise Louise Blues
Johnny Temple 2:59
19 Whip It to a Jelly
Clara Smith 3:15
20 Baby Please Don't Tell on Me
Tommy McClennan 2:45

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1928-12-28) (track 10)
San Antonio, Texas, United States (1936-11-27) (track 2)
guitar:
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-28) (track 10)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 2)
composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 2)
lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 2)
producer:
Don Law (track 2)
vocals:
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-28) (track 10)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 2)
recording of:
Cross Road Blues (aka 'Crossroads') (1936-11-27) (track 2)

CD 2

recorded in:
Stover, Missouri, United States (1941-08) (track 9)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1945-10-19) (track 2)
drums:
Charles Saunders (1945-10-19) (track 2)
guitar:
Tampa Red (1945-10-19) (track 2)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1945-10-19) (track 2)
piano:
Big Maceo (1945-10-19) (track 2)
composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 1)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (track 9)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1945-10-19) (track 2)
lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 1)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (track 9)
producer:
Don Law (track 1)
recording engineer:
Don Law (1936-11-23) (track 1)
publisher:
later versions:
Dust My Broom (track 1)
recording of:
I Be’s Troubled (track 9)
I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom (1936-11-23) (track 1)
You're an Old Lady (1945-10-19) (track 2)

CD 3

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1934-11-06) (track 8)
violin:
Charlie Pierce (Memphis Jug Band) (1934-11-06) (track 8)
washboard:
Robert Burse (1934-11-06) (track 8)
mandolin:
Laura Dukes (1934-11-06) (track 8)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (track 2)
guitar:
John Lee Hooker (track 2)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (track 9)
guitar and harmonica:
Will Shade (1934-11-06) (track 8)
bass:
James Jamerson (track 2)
piano:
Joe Hunter (track 2)
Jab Jones (1934-11-06) (track 8)
tenor saxophone:
Hank Crosby (track 2)
composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 9)
John Lee Hooker (track 2)
lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 9)
John Lee Hooker (track 2)
performer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 9)
producer:
Don Law (track 9)
recording engineer:
Don Law (1937-06-20) (track 9)
vocals:
John Lee Hooker (track 2)
Charlie Burse (1934-11-06) (track 8)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (track 9)
later translated versions:
Bom Bom Bom (track 2)
Tee mit Rum (track 2)
later versions:
Corrina, Corrina (track 9)
recording of:
Boom Boom (1961) (track 2)