Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I'm Ready
Muddy Waters 5 3:03
2 The Sun Is Rising
Howlin’ Wolf 2:37
3 I'm in Love With You Baby
Otis Spann 2:43
4 I Believe I'll Go Back Home
Johnny Otis 2:43
5 Hobo Blues
John Lee Hooker 2:51
6 Mojo Hand
Lightnin’ Hopkins 3:19
7 Recession Blues
B.B. King 2:21
8 Willie's Blues
Willie Mabon 3:05
9 Backwater Blues
Big Bill Broonzy 2:55
10 Blowin' the Fuses
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 6:03
11 Be on Your Merry Way
Albert King 2:54
12 In the Evening
Big Joe Turner 5:04
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Boogie Chillen
John Lee Hooker 2:33
2 Realy Nothin' but the Blues
Lightnin’ Hopkins 5:12
3 Hoochie Coochie
Muddy Waters 4 2:51
4 I'm the Wolf
Howlin’ Wolf 3:00
5 Sittin' Here All Alone
Johnny Otis 3:21
6 Lonesome Road Blues
Big Bill Broonzy 3:15
7 I'm Leaving You
Otis Spann 2:44
8 Bad Luck Blues
Albert King 3:02
9 Lonely Blues
Willie Mabon 2:53
10 I Get So Weary
T‐Bone Walker 2:38
11 Dust My Broom
Elmore James 2:57
12 Walk On
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 2:55
13 Unseen Eye
Sonny Boy Williamson 2:59
14 Rock Me Baby
B.B. King 3:13
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Corrine, Corrina
Big Joe Turner 2:53
2 Every Day
Jimmy Witherspoon 2:44
3 C.C. Rider
Johnny Otis 2:32
4 Cotton
Lightnin’ Hopkins 6:00
5 'Man, Have I Got Troubles
Wynonie Harris 2:58
6 Hard Luck Blues
Roy Brown 3:03
7 I Want You to Love Me
Muddy Waters 3:04
8 Brown Skin Woman
Howlin’ Wolf 2:40
9 Dimples
John Lee Hooker 2:15
10 Louise, Louise Blues
Big Bill Broonzy 4:30
11 Midnight Blues
T‐Bone Walker 2:43
12 I'm in Love Again
Fats Domino 2:04
13 Jimmy's Blues
Jimmy Rushing 3:29
14 I'm a Man
Bo Diddley 4.5 2:47

Credits

CD 1

guitar:
John Lee Hooker (1959-01-22) (track 5)
guitar arranger:
Lead Belly (track 9)
composer:
Willie Dixon (track 1)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (track 1)
recording engineer:
Moses Asch (track 9)
vocals:
John Lee Hooker (1959-01-22) (track 5)
writer:
Bernard Besman (track 5)
John Lee Hooker (track 5)
publisher:
Unart Music Corp. ( – ????) (track 1)
recorded at:
cover recording of:
Backwater Blues (Leadbelly Arrangement) (track 9)
recording of:
Hobo Blues (track 5)
I'm Ready (track 1)
version of:
Backwater Blues (track 9)

CD 2

drums (drum set):
Fred Below (1954-01-07) (track 3)
guitar:
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1954-01-07) (track 3)
Jimmy Rogers (blues artist) (1954-01-07) (track 3)
harmonica:
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1954-01-07) (track 3)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1954-01-07) (track 3)
piano:
Otis Spann (1954-01-07) (track 3)
additional composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 11)
additional lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 11)
composer:
Willie Dixon (track 3)
Elmore James (track 11)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (track 3)
Elmore James (track 11)
vocals:
Muddy Waters (blues musician) (1954-01-07) (track 3)
writer:
phonographic copyright by:
MCA Records, Inc. (do not use as a release label! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1954) (track 3)
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd. (track 3)
Jewel Music Pub Co Ltd (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 3)
MPCA King of Spades (track 11)
later versions:
Dust My Blues (track 11)
I Believe (track 11)
recording of:
Dust My Broom (track 11)
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (1954-01-07) (track 3)
version of:

CD 3

bass guitar:
Ike Isaacs (bassist) (1950-04-19) (track 6)
trumpet:
Wilbur Harden (1950-04-19) (track 6)
membranophone:
Frank Kirkland (track 14)
Emmett 'Nab' Shields (1950-04-19) (track 6)
guitar:
Ellas McDaniel (track 14)
Willie Gaddy (1950-04-19) (track 6)
John Lee Hooker (1956) (track 9)
Eddie Taylor (Electric blues guitarist & singer) (1956) (track 9)
harmonica:
Lester Davenport (track 14)
bass:
George Washington (1950s bassist) (1956) (track 9)
maracas:
Jerome Green (track 14)
piano:
Henry Gray (track 14)
Buddy Griffin (of the Griffin Brothers, R&B pianist) (1950-04-19) (track 6)
baritone saxophone:
Harry Porter (1950-04-19) (track 6)
tenor saxophone:
John Fontenette (1950-04-19) (track 6)
trombone:
Jimmy Griffin (40-50s US R&B trombonist) (1950-04-19) (track 6)
composer:
Ellas McDaniel (track 14)
Roy Brown (blues musician) (– 1950-04-19) (track 6)
lyricist:
Ellas McDaniel (track 14)
Roy Brown (blues musician) (– 1950-04-19) (track 6)
vocals:
Ellas McDaniel (track 14)
Roy Brown (blues musician) (track 6)
John Lee Hooker (1956) (track 9)
writer:
Dave Bartholomew (track 12)
James Bracken (track 9)
John Lee Hooker (1956) (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Everest Records (classical) (track 12)
publisher:
68 Publishing Ltd. (track 14)
Arc Music Corp. (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 14)
part of:
is the basis for:
I'm a Woman (track 14)
later parody versions:
I'm A (Modern) Man (track 14)
recording of:
I’m a Man (track 14)
I’m in Love Again (track 12)
Hard Luck Blues (1950-04-19) (track 6)
Dimples (1956) (track 9)