Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 12 Year Old Boy
Elmore James 3:04
2 Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters 3:22
3 High & Lonesome
Jimmy Reed 2:47
4 Telephone Is Ringing
Pee Wee Crayton 3:10
5 Bye Bye Baby
Memphis Slim 4:14
6 Save That Money
Rufus Thomas 2:42
7 Rockin' It Is
Billy Boy Arnold 2:40
8 When I've Been Drinkin'
Smokey Hogg 2:25
9 Mystery Train
Little Junior’s Blue Flames 2:23
10 All Alone Blues
Sonny Terry 3:06
11 They Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)
T‐Bone Walker 3:04
12 Before Long
Jimmy & Walter 3:00
13 My Babe
Lightnin’ Slim 3:33
14 Brownie's Guitar Blues
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 6:07
15 Cotton Crop Blues
James Cotton 3:02
16 Boom Boom
John Lee Hooker 2 2:34
17 Mailman Blues
Lloyd Price 2:08
18 Blues 'round the World
Big Joe Williams 2:56
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Thats All Right
Jimmy Rogers 3:07
2 I Feel So Worried
Lewis-Johnson Combo 2:33
3 Alone and Blue
Little Milton 3:11
4 Dust My Broom
Robert Johnson 2:58
5 That's All Right Mama
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup with Ransom Knowling & Lawrence "Judge" Riley 2:56
6 Beer Garden Blues
Sonny Terry 2:45
7 Big Boss Man
Jimmy Reed 2:51
8 Seems Like a Million Years
Willie Nix 2:43
9 Oh Babe
J.B. Lenoir 2:11
10 Red Truckin' My Blues Away
Blind Boy Fuller with Bull City 2:50
11 Baby Please Don't Go
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry 3:13
12 Little Anna Mae
Muddy Waters with Sunnyland Slim & Ernest "Big" Crawford 2:33
13 Dimples
John Lee Hooker 2:12
14 Frankie and Albert
Mississippi John Hurt 4:08
15 Come Back Baby
Dr. Ross 2:49
16 Stack Alee
Memphis Slim 3:57
17 Hand Me Down My Old Walking
Big Joe Williams 3:30
18 My Troubles and Me
Howlin’ Wolf 3:16
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cold Cold Feeling
T‐Bone Walker 3:11
2 Mojo Hand
Lightnin’ Hopkins 3:18
3 Call Me Anything but Call Me
Big Memphis Marainey 3:01
4 We All Gotta Go Sometime
Joe Hill Louis 2:38
5 Bad Luck Blues
Lightnin’ Slim 2:27
6 Ain't That Loving You Baby
Jimmy Reed 2:20
7 Piney Brown Blues
Big Joe Turner and His Flycats 3:02
8 New Early in the Morning
Sonny Boy Williamson with Joshua Altheimer & Fred Williams 2:43
9 You Don't Have to Go
Jimmy Reed 3:07
10 Blow Wind Blow
Muddy Waters 2:56
11 Easy
Jimmy & Walter 2:59
12 It Hurts Me Too
Elmore James 3:04
13 Livin' With the Blues
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry 3:58
14 Grandma Told Grandpa
Lightnin’ Hopkins 4:48
15 Telephone Blues
Sonny Terry 3:25
16 Tupelo (live)
John Lee Hooker 3:23
17 California Blues
Howlin’ Wolf 2:57
18 Sassy Mae
Memphis Slim 2:03
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Pearly Mae
Big Joe Williams 2:32
2 Got to Move
Mississippi Fred McDowell 2:48
3 Skidrow Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon with Jay McShann & His Orchestra 3:46
4 Chicago Breakdown
Dr. Ross 2:53
5 How Long
Memphis Slim 2:20
6 Scardie Mama
Big Joe Williams 2:51
7 Take a Little Change
Jim DeBerry 2:44
8 Whoopin' the Blues
Sonny Terry 2:42
9 Kokomo Me Baby
Mississippi Fred McDowell 3:02
10 Rock Me
Muddy Waters 3:14
11 I Waited Too Long
Eskew Reeder 2:24
12 My Baby Walked Off
Howlin’ Wolf 3:01
13 Baby What You Want Me to Do
Jimmy Reed 2:23
14 Beggin' My Baby
Little Milton 2:25
15 Ain't No Telling
Mississippi John Hurt 2:57
16 My Baby
James Cotton 2:22
17 Gin Mill Sal (version of Junker Blues)
Champion Jack Dupree 2:46
18 Blues for the Lowlands
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry 4:38
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Boogie Chillun
John Lee Hooker 2:35
2 Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Jimmy Witherspoon with Jay McShann & His Orchestra 2:59
3 The Comeback
Memphis Slim 2:13
4 Chains of Love
Joe Turner 7:18
5 Airplane Blues
Sonny Terry 2:48
6 Gypsy Woman
Muddy Waters with Sunnyland Slim & Ernest "Big" Crawford 2:35
7 Wimmin From Coast to Coast
Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry & Lightnin’ Hopkins 5:49
8 So Long Baby Goodbye
Lewis-Johnson Combo 2:07
9 Baker Shop Boogie
Willie Nix 2:44
10 Wolf Call Boogie
Hot Shot Love 2:34
11 If You Love Me
Little Milton 2:33
12 Death Letter Blues
Son House 3:49
13 Honest I Do
Jimmy Reed 2:45
14 Ticket Agent Blues
Lil’ Son Jackson 2:34
15 When the Sun Goes Down
Memphis Slim 3:35
16 Walking in the Rain
Rufus Thomas 2:24
17 Fussin' and Fightin' Blues
Little Junior’s Blue Flames 2:58
18 Sunny Road
Roosevelt Sykes with His Original Honeydrippers 3:00

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1947-03-04) (track 10)
drums (drum set):
Benny Benjamin (1961) (track 16)
membranophone:
Baby Dodds (track 10)
guitar:
Sticks McGhee (track 10)
John Lee Hooker (track 16)
harmonica:
Sonny Terry (track 10)
bass:
James Jamerson (track 16)
piano:
Joe Hunter (track 16)
tenor saxophone:
Hank Crosby (track 16)
composer:
Willie Dixon (track 2)
John Lee Hooker (track 16)
Mel London (track 1)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (track 2)
John Lee Hooker (track 16)
Mel London (track 1)
producer:
Sam Phillips (Producer at Sun Records) (track 15)
vocals:
Sonny Terry (track 10)
John Lee Hooker (track 16)
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd. (track 2)
Jewel Music Pub Co Ltd (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 2)
Tristan Music Ltd. (track 16)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 218) (track 16)
later translated versions:
Bom Bom Bom (track 16)
Tee mit Rum (track 16)
recording of:
Boom Boom (1961) (track 16)

CD 2

membranophone:
Baby Dodds (track 6)
guitar:
Sticks McGhee (track 6)
harmonica:
Sonny Terry (track 6)
vocals:
Sonny Terry (track 6)

CD 4

composer:
Jimmy Reed (blues musician) (– 1959-08-07) (track 13)
lyricist:
Jimmy Reed (blues musician) (– 1952-08-07) (track 13)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 5

membranophone:
Melvin Merritt (track 5)
guitar:
Brownie McGhee (track 5)
harmonica:
Sonny Terry (track 5)
piano:
Wilbert Ellis (track 5)
vocals:
Sonny Terry (track 5)