Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Smokestack Lightnin’ Howlin’ Wolf 3:10
2 My Babe Little Walter 2:39
3 Hi-Heel Sneakers Tommy Tucker 2:51
4 Slow Down Louis Jordan 2:40
5 We’re Gonna Make It Little Milton 2:40
6 I’m in the Mood John Lee Hooker 2 2:44
7 Help Me Sonny Boy Williamson 3:07
8 The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King 5:07
9 I’d Rather Go Blind Etta James 4 2:37
10 Wang Dang Doodle Koko Taylor 3:01
11 I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 4 2:47
12 Down the Road Apiece Chuck Berry 2:15
13 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 4.5 2:30
14 Walkin’ the Blues Willie Dixon 3:06
15 Walking by Myself Jimmy Rogers 2:49
16 When the Lights Go Out Jimmy Witherspoon 2:53
17 The Sun Is Shinin’ Elmore James 2:45
18 Stormy Monday Blues Bobby “Blue” Bland 3:16
19 The Red Rooster Howlin’ Wolf 2:27
20 Confessin’ the Blues Chuck Berry 2:10
21 First Time I Met the Blues Buddy Guy 2:17
22 Reconsider Baby Lowell Fulson 3:10
23 This Land Is Nobody’s Land John Lee Hooker 4:30
24 Many Miles Travelled B.B. King 4:01

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1961-06) (track 19)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1963) (track 3)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1965-12-07) (track 10)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1966) (track 23)
electric bass guitar:
David Hood (track 9)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1961-06) (track 19)
drums (drum set):
Fred Below (track 23)
Roger Dawkins (drummer) (track 9)
Frank Kirkland (track 13)
Jaspar Thomas (tracks 12, 20)
Fred Below (1954-01-07) (track 11)
Sam Lay (1961-06) (track 19)
bass guitar:
Milton Rector (blues bassist) (1963-01-11) (track 7)
bass guitar [bass]:
Brenda Lee Jones (1963) (track 3)
trumpet:
Gene “Bowlegs” Miller (American trumpeter) (track 9)
membranophone:
Fred Below (1955-01-25) (track 2)
Al Duncan (1963-01-11) (track 7)
organ:
Carl Banks (track 9)
Billy “The Kid” Emerson (rock 'n' roll on Sun, Vee-Jay & Chess Records) (track 7)
Lafayette Leake (track 7)
Dewey Oldham (track 9)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1963-01-11) (track 7)
Tommy Tucker (blues) (1963) (track 3)
guitar:
Eddie Burns (American Detroit blues guitarist) (track 23)
Jimmy Johnson (guitar, producer, Muscle Shoals rhythm section) (track 9)
Albert Lowe Jr. (track 9)
Matt Murphy (US blues guitarist) (tracks 12, 20)
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (1954-01-07) (track 11)
Leonard Caston (1955-01-25) (track 2)
Robert Lockwood, Jr. (1955-01-25) (track 2)
Hubert Sumlin (1961-06) (track 19)
Dean "Cousin Sugar" Young (1963) (track 3)
Matt Murphy (US blues guitarist) (1963-01-11) (track 7)
Buddy Guy (1965-12-07) (track 10)
Johnny"Twist" Williams (Side-man blues guitar player, Big Boy Spires associate) (1965-12-07) (track 10)
Chuck Berry (tracks 12, 20)
Bo Diddley (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer) (track 13)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1954-01-07) (track 11)
Howlin’ Wolf (1961-06) (track 19)
John Lee Hooker (US blues singer, songwriter & guitarist) (track 23)
harmonica:
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1954-01-07) (track 11)
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1955-01-25) (track 2)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965) (1963-01-11) (track 7)
bass:
Jack Meyers (US blues bassist) (1965-12-07) (track 10)
maracas:
Jerome Green (track 13)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (tracks 12, 20)
Willie Dixon (1954-01-07) (track 11)
Willie Dixon (1955-01-25) (track 2)
Willie Dixon (1961-06) (track 19)
saxophone:
Charles Chalmers (track 9)
Floyd Newman (track 9)
Aaron Varnell (track 9)
saxophone [sax]:
Gene Barge (1965-12-07) (track 10)
Donald Hankins (Saxophonist) (1965-12-07) (track 10)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (tracks 12, 20)
Dewey Oldham (track 9)
Otis Spann (1954-01-07) (track 11)
Little Johnny Jones (Chicago blues pianist) (1961-06) (track 19)
Lafayette Leake (1965-12-07) (track 10)
Tommy Tucker (blues) (1963) (track 3)
tenor saxophone:
Leroy C. Davis (tracks 12, 20)
arranger:
Rick Hall (American producer & FAME studios founder, "Father of Muscle Shoals Music") (track 9)
background vocals:
Willie Dixon (1965-12-07) (track 10)
composer:
Willie Dixon (tracks 2, 10–11, 19)
John Lee Hooker (US blues singer, songwriter & guitarist) (track 23)
Elmore James (track 17)
Don Raye (track 12)
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (track 15)
Robert Higginbotham (blues) (track 3)
Ellas McDaniel (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer) (– 1955-03-02) (track 13)
Ellington Jordan (track 9)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (tracks 12, 20)
Etta James (track 9)
Howlin’ Wolf (1961-06) (track 19)
John Lee Hooker (US blues singer, songwriter & guitarist) (track 23)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (tracks 2, 11, 19)
Billy Foster (American singer, member of The Medallions and songwriter) (track 9)
John Lee Hooker (US blues singer, songwriter & guitarist) (track 23)
Elmore James (track 17)
Don Raye (track 12)
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (track 15)
Robert Higginbotham (blues) (track 3)
Ellas McDaniel (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer) (– 1955-03-02) (track 13)
Willie Dixon (1960-06) (track 10)
producer:
Rick Hall (American producer & FAME studios founder, "Father of Muscle Shoals Music") (track 9)
Herb Abramson (track 3)
Ralph Bass (track 23)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (tracks 12, 20)
Willie Dixon (tracks 12, 20)
Chuck Berry (tracks 12, 20)
recording engineer:
Rick Hall (American producer & FAME studios founder, "Father of Muscle Shoals Music") (track 9)
vocals:
Bo Diddley (American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer) (track 13)
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1954-01-07) (track 11)
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1955-01-25) (track 2)
Tommy Tucker (blues) (1963) (track 3)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965) (1963-01-11) (track 7)
Koko Taylor (1965-12-07) (track 10)
writer:
Ralph Bass (track 7)
Willie Dixon (tracks 2, 7)
John Lee Hooker (US blues singer, songwriter & guitarist) (track 6)
Gene Barge (track 5)
Bernard Besman (track 6)
Walter Brown (US Jazz/Blues singer) (track 20)
Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis) (track 5)
Jay McShann (track 20)
Raynard Miner (track 5)
Vernon Reid (track 24)
Carl Smith (US country music singer) (track 5)
Jon Tiven (track 24)
Sally Tiven (track 24)
Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, 1912–1965) (track 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1954) (track 11)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 1)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 2, 11, 15, 19)
BMG Bumblebee (track 2)
Bug Music (track 2)
Bug Music Ltd. (tracks 2, 11)
Hoochie Coochie Music (tracks 2, 11, 19)
Jewel Music Pub Co Ltd (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 11)
Leeds Music (track 20)
Lily Pond Music (track 3)
Peer Music (track 7)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 6)
Willie Dixon Music (track 11)
recorded at:
Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1966) (track 23)
FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States (1967-08-23) (track 9)
later releases:
sampled by:
The Lamp by Sleaford Mods (track 10)
cover recording of:
Wang Dang Doodle (track 10)
is the basis for:
Maybelle (track 2)
later translated versions:
I siech scho Sochn (track 15)
Mein Baby (track 2)
recording of:
Bo Diddley (track 13)
I’m in the Mood (track 6)
The Sun Is Shining (track 17)
Walking by Myself (track 15)
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (1954-01-07) (track 11)
My Babe (1955-01-25) (track 2)
The Red Rooster (1961-06) (track 19)
Hi‐Heel Sneakers (1963) (track 3)
Help Me (1963-01-11) (track 7)
I’d Rather Go Blind (1967-08-23) (track 9)