Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Mr. Crump Don't Like It
Beale Street Sheiks 2:41
2 Memphis Jug Blues
Memphis Jug Band 3:31
3 Viola Lee Blues
Cannon’s Jug Stompers 3:10
4 Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues, Part 1
Jim Jackson 3:14
5 Kassie Jones, Part 2
Furry Lewis 3:03
6 Bumble Bee
Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie 2:47
7 Milk Cow Blues
Sleepy John Estes 3:02
8 Highway No. 61 Blues
Jack Kelly & South Memphis Jug Band 2:49
9 We All Gotta Go Sometime
Joe Hill Louis 2:42
10 When Your Baby Packs Up and Goes
B.B. King 2:28
11 Try Me One More Time
Willie Nix 2:41
12 Jumpin' Blues
Mumbles 2:16
13 Moanin' at Midnight
Howlin’ Wolf 2:55
14 Cotton Crop Blues
James Cotton 2:58
15 Feelin' Good
Little Junior's Blue Flames 2:59
16 Bear Cat
Rufus Thomas 2:51
17 Booted
Rosco Gordon 3:05
18 Lovin' Blues
Bobby “Blue” Bland with The Beale Streeters 3:16

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1927-09) (track 1)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1927-10-10) (track 4)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1928-08-28) (track 5)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1928-09-20) (track 3)
New York, New York, United States (1929-06-18) (track 6)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1930-05-13) (track 7)
New York, New York, United States (1933-08-01) (track 8)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1949) (track 10)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1951) (tracks 11–12)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1951-08) (tracks 13, 17)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1952) (tracks 9, 18)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1953-03-08) (track 16)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1953-06-18) (track 15)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1954-05-14) (track 14)
violin:
Will Batts (1933-08-01) (track 8)
trumpet:
Nathan Woodward (trumpeter) (1949) (track 10)
mandolin:
Yank Rachell (1930-05-13) (track 7)
drums:
Willie Nix (1951) (tracks 11–12)
Willie Steele (1951-08) (track 13)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1951-08) (track 17)
Earl Forest (1952) (track 18)
Willie Nix (1952) (track 9)
Houston Stokes (1953-03-08) (track 16)
John Bowers (drummer) (1953-06-18) (track 15)
John Bowers (drummer) (1954-05-14) (track 14)
guitar:
Will Shade (1927) (track 2)
Will Weldon (1927) (track 2)
Dan Sane (1927-09) (track 1)
Frank Stokes (1927-09) (track 1)
Jim Jackson (African American blues and hokum singer) (1927-10-10) (track 4)
Furry Lewis (American country blues guitarist) (1928-08-28) (track 5)
Elijah Avery (1928-09-20) (track 3)
Kansas Joe McCoy (1929-06-18) (track 6)
Memphis Minnie (1929-06-18) (track 6)
Sleepy John Estes (1930-05-13) (track 7)
Dan Sane (1933-08-01) (track 8)
Jack Kelly (early 20th-century blues guitarist) (1933-08-01) (track 8)
Willie Johnson (Blues guitarist) (1951) (track 11)
Calvin Newborn (50s US R&B guitar player) (1951) (track 12)
Willie Johnson (Blues guitarist) (1951-08) (track 13)
Joe Hill Louis (1952) (track 9)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1952) (track 18)
Joe Hill Louis (1953-03-08) (track 16)
Floyd Murphy (1953-06-18) (track 15)
harmonica:
Noah Lewis (1928-09-20) (track 3)
Mumbles (blues harmonica player) (1951) (track 12)
Howlin’ Wolf (1951-08) (track 13)
Joe Hill Louis (1952) (track 9)
bass:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1951-08) (track 17)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1952) (track 18)
Tuff Green (1953-03-08) (track 16)
Kenneth Banks (1953-06-18) (track 15)
banjo:
Gus Cannon (1928-09-20) (track 3)
double bass:
Tuff Green (1949) (track 10)
electric guitar:
Pat Hare (1954-05-14) (track 14)
kazoo:
Ben Ramey (1927) (track 2)
Ben Ramey (1927-02-24) (track 2)
Hosea Woods (1928-09-20) (track 3)
saxophone:
Ben Branch (1949) (track 10)
J.P. Louper (1949) (track 10)
Adolph "Billy" Duncan (1951-08) (track 17)
Willie Wilkes (1951-08) (track 17)
Adolph "Billy" Duncan (1952) (track 18)
piano:
Jab Jones (1930-05-13) (track 7)
Phineas Newborn, Jr. (1949) (track 10)
Billy Love (50s Mississippi blues/R&B pianist on Chess) (1951) (tracks 11–12)
Rosco Gordon (1951-08) (track 17)
Johnny Ace (1952) (track 18)
Albert Williams (1952) (track 9)
William Johnson (blues pianist) (1953-06-18) (track 15)
Billy Love (50s Mississippi blues/R&B pianist on Chess) (1954-05-14) (track 14)
jug:
Charlie Polk (jug player) (1927) (track 2)
Charlie Polk (jug player) (1927-02-24) (track 2)
D.M. Higgs (1933-08-01) (track 8)
trombone:
Sammie Jett (trombonist) (1949) (track 10)
arranger:
Sleepy John Estes (track 7)
Furry Lewis (American country blues guitarist) (track 5)
composer:
Memphis Minnie (track 6)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 7)
lyricist:
Sleepy John Estes (track 7)
vocals:
Ben Ramey (1927) (track 2)
Will Shade (1927) (track 2)
Will Weldon (1927) (track 2)
Charlie Polk (jug player) (1927-02-24) (track 2)
Will Shade (1927-02-24) (track 2)
Will Weldon (1927-02-24) (track 2)
Frank Stokes (1927-09) (track 1)
Jim Jackson (African American blues and hokum singer) (1927-10-10) (track 4)
Furry Lewis (American country blues guitarist) (1928-08-28) (track 5)
Noah Lewis (1928-09-20) (track 3)
Memphis Minnie (1929-06-18) (track 6)
Sleepy John Estes (1930-05-13) (track 7)
Jack Kelly (early 20th-century blues guitarist) (1933-08-01) (track 8)
B.B. King (1949) (track 10)
Mumbles (blues harmonica player) (1951) (track 12)
Willie Nix (1951) (track 11)
Howlin’ Wolf (1951-08) (track 13)
Rosco Gordon (1951-08) (track 17)
Joe Hill Louis (1952) (track 9)
Bobby “Blue” Bland (1952) (track 18)
Rufus Thomas (American blues and funk singer and songwriter) (1953-03-08) (track 16)
Little Junior Parker (1953-06-18) (track 15)
James Cotton (American blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter) (1954-05-14) (track 14)
writer:
Jim Jackson (African American blues and hokum singer) (track 4)
Noah Lewis (track 3)
Tommy Courtney (– 1951-10) (track 17)
Richard Henry (Austin, TX DJ/promoter) (– 1951-10) (track 17)
later translated versions:
recording of:
Bumble Bee (track 6)
Viola Lee Blues (1928-09-20) (track 3)
Milk Cow Blues (John Estes' version) (1930-05-13) (track 7)
Booted (1951-08) (track 17)
Moanin' at Midnight (1951-08) (track 13)
version of:
Milk Cow Blues (track 7)

Release

compiler: Jim O'Neal (blues writer, producer)
design/illustration: Rachel Gutek
mastering: Bob Fisher
producer: James Austin
ASIN: US: B0000032XF [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/3515222 [info]

Release Group

part of: Blues Masters (Rhino) (number: 12)