Tracklist

CD 1: John Lee Hooker
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Crawlin’ Black Spider
John Lee Hooker ?:??
2 Baby Lee
John Lee Hooker ?:??
3 Every Night
John Lee Hooker ?:??
4 I Love You Honey
John Lee Hooker ?:??
5 I’m in the Mood
John Lee Hooker ?:??
6 Time Is Marchin’
John Lee Hooker ?:??
7 Mambo Chillun
John Lee Hooker ?:??
8 Boom Boom
John Lee Hooker ?:??
9 No Shoes
John Lee Hooker ?:??
10 House Rent Boogie
John Lee Hooker ?:??
11 I’m So Excited
John Lee Hooker ?:??
12 Hobo Blues
John Lee Hooker ?:??
13 Trying to Find a Woman
John Lee Hooker ?:??
14 Mama, You’ve Got a Daughter
John Lee Hooker ?:??
15 Dusty Road
John Lee Hooker ?:??
CD 2: Robert Johnson
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson 5 ?:??
2 Drunken Hearted Man
Robert Johnson ?:??
3 I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
Robert Johnson ?:??
4 They’re Red Hot
Robert Johnson ?:??
5 Sweet Home Chicago
Robert Johnson ?:??
6 When You Got a Good Friend
Robert Johnson ?:??
7 Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Robert Johnson ?:??
8 Come On in My Kitchen
Robert Johnson ?:??
9 From Four Till Late
Robert Johnson ?:??
10 Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
Robert Johnson ?:??
11 Phonograph Blues
Robert Johnson ?:??
12 Traveling Riverside Blues
Robert Johnson ?:??
13 32–20 Blues
Robert Johnson ?:??
14 Terraplane Blues
Robert Johnson ?:??
CD 3: Ray Charles
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Ray Charles 2:50
2 She’s on the Ball
Ray Charles 2:31
3 You Always Miss the Water (When the Well Runs Dry)
Ray Charles 2:48
4 Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Ray Charles 3:16
5 If I Give You My Love
Ray Charles 2:36
6 Margie
Ray Charles 2:30
7 C.C. Rider
Ray Charles 2:36
8 The Ego Song
Ray Charles 2:18
9 Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Ray Charles 3:06
10 Come Rain or Come Shine
Ray Charles 7:00
11 I Believe to My Sole
Ray Charles 3:40
12 I’ve Had My Fun (Going Down Slow)
Ray Charles 2:17
13 What’d I Say
Ray Charles 5:05
CD 4: Robert Cray
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I’d Rather Be a Wino
Robert Cray 4:48
2 I’m Gonna Forget About You
Robert Cray 3:10
3 Nice as a Fool Can Be
Robert Cray 3:14
4 Too Many Cooks
Robert Cray 2:48
5 Who’s Been Talkin’
Robert Cray 3:44
6 The Score
Robert Cray 4:06
7 If You’re Thinkin’ What I’m Thinkin’
Robert Cray 4:27
8 The Welfare (Turns Its Back on You)
Robert Cray 3:19
9 That’s What I'd Do
Robert Cray 2:37
10 Sleeping in the Ground
Robert Cray 3:22
CD 5: B.B. King
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Introduction
B.B. King 3:26
2 The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King 5:03
3 Sweet Little Angel
B.B. King 5:09
4 Nobody Loves Me but My Mother
B.B. King 4:47
5 Gues Who
B.B. King 3:48
6 King’s Shuffle
B.B. King 3:14
7 Outside Help
B.B. King 7:37
8 I’ve Got a Mind to Give Up Living
B.B. King 5:29
9 Ain’t Nobody Home
B.B. King 7:27
CD 6: Various Artists
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Preachin’ the Blues
Bessie Smith 2:49
2 Fannin’ Street
Lead Belly 2:35
3 Dimples
John Lee Hooker 2:09
4 She’s a Truckin’ Little Baby
Blind Boy Fuller 2:25
5 Cross Road Blues
Robert Johnson 2:38
6 Scary Day Blues
Blind Willie McTell 2:58
7 She Fooled Me
Washboard Sam 2:51
8 I’m Woke Up Now
Big Bill Broonzy 2:57
9 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Sonny Boy Williamson 2:57
10 32–20 Blues
Muddy Waters 3:20
11 Broken Hearted, Ragged and Dirty Too
Sleepy John Estes 3:17
12 Worried Life Blues
Big Maceo 2:50
13 Got the Blues, Can’t Be Satisfied
Mississippi John Hurt 2:49
14 Sleep Talking Blues
Ma Rainey 3:10
15 My Daddy Rocks Me
Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band 3:28
16 Baby Please Don’t Go
Big Joe Williams 2:38
17 My Black Mama
Son House 3:07
18 I’m a Mighty Tight Woman
Sippie Wallace 2:52
19 I’m Sober Now
Clarence “Pine Top” Smith 3:09
CD 7: Various Artists
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Crawlin’ Kingsnake
John Lee Hooker 2:43
2 Rowdy Blues
Kid Bailey 2:56
3 Sitting on Top of the World
Mississippi Sheiks 3 3:02
4 Barrelhouse Woman No.2
Leroy Carr 2:38
5 In New Orleans
Lead Belly 3:12
6 East Chicago Blues
Pinetop and Lindberg 2:42
7 You’re an Old Lady
Sonny Boy Williamson 3:09
8 Careless Love Blues
Bessie Smith 3:21
9 I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
Robert Johnson 2:56
10 I Be’s Troubled
Muddy Waters 3:03
11 Midnight Steppers
Big Bill Broonzy 2:39
12 Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie
Cripple Clarence Lofton 2:48
13 State Street Special
Jimmy Yancey 2:37
14 Panama Limited Blues
Bukka White 3:07
15 Rope Stretchin’ Blues
Blind Blake 2:59
16 Baby Keeps On Breaking 'em Down
Big Joe Williams 3:10
17 Milk Cow Blues
Kokomo Arnold 3:08
18 Down on Pennsylvania Avenue
Bertha Idaho 2:49
19 West Smoker’s Dream
Joey McCoy 3:09
20 When the Levee Breaks
Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy 3:07
CD 8: Various Artists
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Boom Boom
John Lee Hooker 2:31
2 Feather Bed Blues
Bumble Bee Slim 3:05
3 Country Blues
Muddy Waters 3:26
4 Crying Mother Blues
Red Nelson 2:38
5 New Early in the Morning
Sonny Boy Williamson 2:43
6 Young Woman’s Blues
Bessie Smith 3:10
7 Gator Wobble
Memphis Jug Band 2:48
8 Hell Hound on My Trail
Robert Johnson 4 2:39
9 Whip It to a Jelly
Clara Smith 3:16
10 Midnight Special
Lead Belly 3:09
11 Cheatin’ and Lyin’ Blues
Doctor Clayton 3:16
12 Trouble in Mind Blues
Bertha "Chippie" Hill 2:45
13 Future Blues
Willie Brown 2:57
14 Fort Worth and Denver Blues
Bessie Tucker 3:26
15 Louise Louise Blues
Johnny Temple 2:59
16 Chicago Round Blues
Ida Cox 2:41
17 Indiana Avenue Stomp
Montana Taylor 3:33
18 No No Blues
Curley Weaver 3:10
19 Pitchin’ Boogie
Cripple Clarence Lofton 2:28
20 Baby, Please Don’t Tell on Me
Tommy McClennan 2:45

Credits

CD 2: Robert Johnson

recorded in:
San Antonio, Texas, United States (1936-11-27) (track 1)
guitar:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 1)
composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 1)
executive producer:
Art Satherly (track 1)
lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 1)
producer:
Don Law (track 1)
recording engineer:
Vincent Liebler (track 1)
vocals:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1936-11-27) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Soul Jam Records (2015) (track 1)
publisher:
recorded at:
Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, United States (1936-11-27) (track 1)
recording of:
Cross Road Blues (a/k/a “Crossroads”) (1936-11-27) (track 1)

CD 3: Ray Charles

composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 13)
lyricist:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 13)
publisher:
Mijac Music (track 13)
Progressive Music (track 13)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 13)
later translated versions:
recording of:
What’d I Say (track 13)

CD 6: Various Artists

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1928-12-28) (track 13)
Aurora, Illinois, United States (1937-05-05) (track 9)
clarinet:
Johnny Dodds (track 18)
guitar:
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-28) (track 13)
Robert Lee McCoy (Robert Lee McCollum, blues) (1937-05-05) (track 9)
Big Joe Williams (1937-05-05) (track 9)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (1937-05-05) (track 9)
composer:
Sippie Wallace (track 18)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (1937) (track 9)
lead vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (1937-05-05) (track 9)
lyricist:
Sippie Wallace (track 18)
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (track 9)
vocals:
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-12-28) (track 13)
publisher:
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 9)
recording of:
Scarey Day Blues (track 6)
I'm a Mighty Tight Woman (1929-02-07) (track 18)
Good Morning, School Girl (1937-05-05) (track 9)

CD 7: Various Artists

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1945-10-19) (track 7)
violin:
Lonnie Chatmon (1930-02-17) (track 3)
membranophone:
Charles Saunders (1945-10-19) (track 7)
guitar:
Walter Vinson (1930-02-17) (track 3)
Tampa Red (1945-10-19) (track 7)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (1945-10-19) (track 7)
piano:
Big Maceo (1945-10-19) (track 7)
composer:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (track 7)
lead vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (1945-10-19) (track 7)
vocals:
Walter Vinson (1930-02-17) (track 3)
writer:
Lonnie Carter (track 3)
Walter Jacobs (performance name for Walter Vinson) (track 3)
Walter Vinson (track 3)
publisher:
E. H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (track 3)
later versions:
Sittin' on Top of the World (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 3)
recording of:
Sitting on Top of the World ("Now she's gone, I don't worry...") (1930-02-17) (track 3)
You're an Old Lady (1945-10-19) (track 7)

CD 8: Various Artists

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1934-11-06) (track 7)
clarinet:
Buster Bailey (1926-10-26) (track 6)
violin:
Charlie Pierce (Memphis Jug Band) (1934-11-06) (track 7)
cornet:
Joe Smith (American jazz trumpeter/cornetist) (1926-10-26) (track 6)
washboard:
Robert Burse (1934-11-06) (track 7)
mandolin:
Laura Dukes (1934-11-06) (track 7)
guitar:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (track 8)
guitar and harmonica:
Will Shade (1934-11-06) (track 7)
piano:
Fletcher Henderson (1926-01-26) (track 6)
Jab Jones (1934-11-06) (track 7)
composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 8)
Bessie Smith (1927) (track 6)
executive producer:
Art Satherly (track 8)
lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 8)
Bessie Smith (1927) (track 6)
producer:
Don Law (track 8)
recording engineer:
Vincent Liebler (track 8)
vocals:
Bessie Smith (1926-10-26) (track 6)
Charlie Burse (1934-11-06) (track 7)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
Soul Jam Records (2015) (track 8)
recorded at:
is the basis for:
Hellhound (track 8)
later versions:
Corrina, Corrina (track 8)
recording of:
Young Woman’s Blues (1926-10-26) (track 6)
Hellhound on My Trail (1937-06-20) (track 8)