50 of the Most Influential Blues Songs of the 20th Century

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Are these the 50 most influential blues songs of the 20th century? Lists like that are capable of being never-ending and ever-debated, but everything collected here really is seminal. From early country blues classics like Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" and Skip James' "I'm So Glad" through Jimmy Reed's "Ain't That Loving You Baby," Bo Diddley's "Pretty Thing," and Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and other songs from the point where the electric blues melted into the very foundation of rock & roll, this two-disc, 50-track anthology makes its point well. These are truly indispensable songs and recordings.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Are these the 50 most influential blues songs of the 20th century? Lists like that are capable of being never-ending and ever-debated, but everything collected here really is seminal. From early country blues classics like Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" and Skip James' "I'm So Glad" through Jimmy Reed's "Ain't That Loving You Baby," Bo Diddley's "Pretty Thing," and Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and other songs from the point where the electric blues melted into the very foundation of rock & roll, this two-disc, 50-track anthology makes its point well. These are truly indispensable songs and recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2011
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • UPC: 604988302424
  • Catalog Number: 8830242
  • Sales rank: 71,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Just Want To Make Love To You - Muddy Waters (2:52)
  2. 2 Ain't That Loving You (2:14)
  3. 3 Big Boss Man (2:47)
  4. 4 Pretty Thing - Bo Diddley (2:51)
  5. 5 Let It Rock - Chuck Berry (1:47)
  6. 6 I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo (3:05)
  7. 7 Got Love If You Want It - Slim Harpo (2:49)
  8. 8 Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters (3:08)
  9. 9 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (2:44)
  10. 10 Dimples - John Lee Hooker (2:11)
  11. 11 The Night Time is the Right Time - Ray Charles (3:28)
  12. 12 See See Rider - Bea Booze (3:17)
  13. 13 I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold (2:42)
  14. 14 Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles (2:36)
  15. 15 Bright Lights Big City (2:40)
  16. 16 I Ain't Got You - Billy Boy Arnold (2:15)
  17. 17 Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf (3:07)
  18. 18 Good Morning Little School No. 1 - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (3:01)
  19. 19 I Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters (2:52)
  20. 20 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (2:40)
  21. 21 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters (2:52)
  22. 22 Everyday I Have the Blues - Lowell Fulson (2:33)
  23. 23 My Babe - Little Walter (2:39)
  24. 24 Goin' Down Slow - Howlin' Wolf (4:05)
  25. 25 Boogie Chillen - John Lee Hooker (3:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 (They Call It) Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker (3:03)
  2. 2 Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams (2:47)
  3. 3 St. James Infirmary - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:26)
  4. 4 Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson (3:11)
  5. 5 Steppin Out - Memphis Slim (2:03)
  6. 6 How Long How Long Blues - Leroy Carr (3:01)
  7. 7 Crossroads - Robert Johnson (2:32)
  8. 8 Don't Start Me Talkin - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (2:35)
  9. 9 So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush (3:13)
  10. 10 Seventh Son - Willie Mabon (2:54)
  11. 11 Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf (2:45)
  12. 12 Rollin' & Tumblin - Elmore James (2:30)
  13. 13 I'm So Glad - Skip James (2:51)
  14. 14 Dust My Broom - Robert Johnson (3:00)
  15. 15 That's Allright Mama - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:53)
  16. 16 I'm a Lover Not a Fighter - Lazy Lester (2:46)
  17. 17 Mystery Train - Junior Parker (2:24)
  18. 18 I Can't Quit Your Baby - Otis Rush (2:58)
  19. 19 Little Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf (2:26)
  20. 20 All Your Love - Otis Rush (2:38)
  21. 21 Hideaway - Freddie King (2:37)
  22. 22 Good Rocking Tonight - Wynonie Harris (2:48)
  23. 23 Ramblin On My Mind - Robert Johnson (2:53)
  24. 24 The Stumble - Freddie King (3:13)
  25. 25 My Baby Left Me - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:29)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Lowell Fulson Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Jimmy Reed Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Ma Rainey Arranger
Bernard Besman Composer
Bo Diddley Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
Junior Parker Composer
Otis Rush Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Traditional Composer
Joe Primrose Arranger
Preston Foster Composer
Bob Fisher Annotation
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