Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Good Morning School Girl
2:58
2 Blue Bird Blues
3:07
3 Sugar Mama Blues
3:01
4 Got the Bottle Up and Gone
2:37
5 Early in the Morning
2:50
6 Whiskey Headed Blues
2:58
7 Decoration Blues
3:35
8 Deep Down in the Ground
3:16
9 I Been Dealing With the Devil
2:50
10 My Little Machine
2:59
11 Jivin' the Blues
2:54
12 Western Union Man
3:03
13 My Baby Made a Change
3:13
14 Mattie Mae Blues
3:07
15 Sloppy Drunk Blues
3:17
16 Million Years Blues
3:06
17 She Was a Dreamer
2:40
18 My Black Name Blues
2:46
19 Sonny Boy's Jump
2:49
20 Elevator Woman
2:42
21 Hoodoo Hoodoo
2:57
22 Mellow Chick Swing
2:37
23 Polly Put Your Kettle On
2:30
24 Alcohol Blues
2:51
25 Better Cut That Out
3:02

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Aurora, Illinois, United States (1937-05-05) (tracks 1–4)
Aurora, Illinois, United States (1937-11-11) (track 5)
Aurora, Illinois, United States (1938-03-13) (track 7)
Aurora, Illinois, United States (1938-06-17) (tracks 6, 8)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1940-05-17) (tracks 9–11)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1941-04-04) (tracks 12–14)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1941-07-02) (tracks 15–17)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1941-12-11) (track 18)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1945-07-02) (tracks 19–20)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1946-08-06) (track 21)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1947-03-28) (tracks 22–23)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1947-09-19) (track 24)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1947-11-12) (track 25)
washboard:
Washboard Sam (1941-12-11) (track 18)
mandolin:
Yank Rachell (1938-03-13) (track 7)
Yank Rachell (1938-06-17) (track 6)
drums:
Fred Williams (Blues drummer) (1940-05-17) (tracks 9–11)
Charles Saunders (1947-03-28) (tracks 22–23)
Lawrence "Judge" Riley (early blues drummer) (1947-09-19) (track 24)
Lawrence "Judge" Riley (early blues drummer) (1947-11-12) (track 25)
guitar:
Robert Lee McCoy (Robert Lee McCollum, blues) (1937-05-05) (tracks 1–4)
Big Joe Williams (1937-05-05) (tracks 1–4)
Henry Townsend (1937-11-11) (track 5)
Elijah Jones (blues vocalist and guitarist) (1938-03-13) (track 7)
Big Joe Williams (1938-03-13) (track 7)
“Jackson” Joe Williams (1938-06-17) (tracks 6, 8)
Big Bill Broonzy (William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley) (1941-04-04) (tracks 12–14)
“Papa” Charlie McCoy (1930's delta blues musician) (1941-12-11) (track 18)
Sid Cox (1945-07-02) (tracks 19–20)
Willie Lacey (1946-08-06) (track 21)
Big Bill Broonzy (William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley) (1947-03-28) (tracks 22–23)
Willie Lacey (1947-09-19) (track 24)
Big Bill Broonzy (William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley) (1947-11-12) (track 25)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937-05-05) (tracks 1–4)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937-11-11) (track 5)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1938-03-13) (track 7)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1938-06-17) (tracks 6, 8)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1940-05-17) (tracks 9–11)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1941-04-04) (tracks 12–14)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1941-07-02) (tracks 15–17)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1941-12-11) (track 18)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1945-07-02) (tracks 19–20)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1946-08-06) (track 21)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1947-03-28) (tracks 22–23)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1947-09-19) (track 24)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1947-11-12) (track 25)
bass:
Ransom Knowling (1941-07-02) (tracks 15–17)
Ransom Knowling (1945-07-02) (tracks 19–20)
Ransom Knowling (1946-08-06) (track 21)
Willie Dixon (1947-03-28) (tracks 22–23)
Ransom Knowling (1947-09-19) (track 24)
Ransom Knowling (1947-11-12) (track 25)
piano:
Walter Davis (American blues singer and pianist) (1937-11-11) (track 5)
Joshua Altheimer (1940-05-17) (tracks 9–11)
Blind John Davis (1941-04-04) (tracks 12–14)
Blind John Davis (1941-07-02) (tracks 15–17)
Blind John Davis (1941-12-11) (track 18)
Eddie Boyd (blues pianist) (1945-07-02) (tracks 19–20)
Blind John Davis (1946-08-06) (track 21)
Blind John Davis (1947-03-28) (tracks 22–23)
Eddie Boyd (blues pianist) (1947-09-19) (track 24)
Blind John Davis (1947-11-12) (track 25)
washtub bass:
William Mitchell (blues bassist) (1941-04-04) (track 14)
washtub bass [imitation bass]:
Alfred Elkins (1941-12-11) (track 18)
composer:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937-05-05) (tracks 1–4)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1937-11-11) (track 5)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1938-03-13) (track 7)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1938-06-17) (tracks 6, 8)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1940-05-17) (tracks 9–11)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1941-04-04) (tracks 12–14)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1941-07-02) (tracks 15–17)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1941-12-11) (track 18)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1945-07-02) (tracks 19–20)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1946-08-06) (track 21)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1947-03-28) (tracks 22–23)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1947-09-19) (track 24)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (1947-11-12) (track 25)
lyricist:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (track 1)
vocals:
Robert Lee McCoy (Robert Lee McCollum, blues) (1937-05-05) (track 4)
writer:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, 1914-1948) (track 5)
publisher:
recording of:
Good Morning, School Girl (1937-05-05) (track 1)
Early in the Morning (1937-11-11) (track 5)