55 Years of Blues

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Delmark Records is more than an institution in the jazz and blues world. Founder and owner Bob Koester celebrated 55 years by issuing two collections of seminal blues and jazz recordings by artists across the spectrum of both genres. This double disc contains a CD with 17 cuts by legends and obscurities in the blues field: the late Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Syl Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes, Sleepy John Estes, J.B. Hutto, and Jimmy Dawkins are a few of the legends this set features. Add to this a killer little DVD of performances and recording studio footage from the likes of Carey and Lurrie Bell (separately), Byther Smith, and Tail Dragger, among others, and you have a terrific ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Delmark Records is more than an institution in the jazz and blues world. Founder and owner Bob Koester celebrated 55 years by issuing two collections of seminal blues and jazz recordings by artists across the spectrum of both genres. This double disc contains a CD with 17 cuts by legends and obscurities in the blues field: the late Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Syl Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes, Sleepy John Estes, J.B. Hutto, and Jimmy Dawkins are a few of the legends this set features. Add to this a killer little DVD of performances and recording studio footage from the likes of Carey and Lurrie Bell (separately), Byther Smith, and Tail Dragger, among others, and you have a terrific package that's made all the more so by a killer price point.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153091521
  • Catalog Number: 915
  • Sales rank: 138,996

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little by Little - Junior Wells (4:28)
  2. 2 I Ain't Gonna Sell It - Sleepy John Estes (3:13)
  3. 3 Call My Job - Detroit Junior (4:27)
  4. 4 Evening Train - J.B. Hutto (2:46)
  5. 5 Suffering Mind - Barkin' Bill (3:55)
  6. 6 Coffeehouse Blues - Big Joe Williams (3:25)
  7. 7 Keep on Loving Me - Sly Johnson (4:44)
  8. 8 Do You Love Me? - Willie Kent (4:47)
  9. 9 Baby What You Want Me to Do - Bonnie Lee (4:21)
  10. 10 Blue Mood - Floyd McDaniel (2:51)
  11. 11 Fine & Brown - Roosevelt Sykes (2:58)
  12. 12 I'll Be Your Mule - Steve Freund (4:26)
  13. 13 Please Love Me - Otis Rush (3:39)
  14. 14 The Right String But the Wrong Yo-Yo - Speckled Red (2:28)
  15. 15 Feel So Bad - Jimmy Dawkins (7:37)
  16. 16 Not for the Love of You - Shirley Johnson (3:07)
  17. 17 I Don't Want No Woman - Magic Sam (3:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tend to Your Business - Tail Dragger
  2. 2 Country Boy in the City - Jimmy Burns
  3. 3 Baby Please Don't Go - Lurrie Bell
  4. 4 Broke and Hungry - Carey Bell
  5. 5 Judge of Honor - Byther Smith
  6. 6 In Too Deep - Dave Specter
  7. 7 Leaving Mississippi - Little Arthur Duncan
  8. 8 Cool Twist - Mississippi Heat
  9. 9 'Til the Fat Lady Sings - Zora Young
  10. 10 My Head Is Bald - Tail Dragger
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Branch Harmonica
Sleepy John Estes Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Byther Smith Guitar, Vocals
Dave Specter Guitar
Roosevelt Sykes Piano
Junior Wells Harmonica, Vocals
Big Joe Williams Vocals, 9-string Guitar
The Dave Clark Five Tenor Saxophone
Speckled Red Piano, Vocals
Steve Freund Guitar, Vocals
Eric Schneider Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Dawkins Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Willie Kent Bass, Vocals
Phil Guy Guitar
Lurrie Bell Guitar, Vocals
Bonnie Lee Vocals
Sonny Thompson Piano
Zora Young Vocals, Spoken Word
Kenny Anderson Trumpet
Tim Austin Drums
Spurling Banks Bass
Kenny Barker Piano
Carey Bell Harmonica, Vocals
Marty Binder Drums
Sylvester Boines Bass
Tyrone Centuray Drums
Vince Chappelle Drums
Nick Charles Bass
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Theresa Davis Background Vocals
Alberto Gianquinto Electric Piano
Howard Grimes Drums
Joe Harper Bass
Herman Hassell Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges Guitar
J.B. Hutto Guitar, Vocals
Earnest Johnson Bass
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Shirley Johnson Vocals
Frank Kirkland Drums
Ransom Knowling Bass
Rick Kreher Guitar
Bob Levis Rhythm Guitar
Bill McFarland Trombone
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Otis Rush Guitar, Vocals
Sunnyland Slim Piano
Bob Stroger Bass
Harlan Terson Bass
Maurice John Vaughn Guitar
Herb Walker Guitar
Vince Willis Piano
Bill Yancey Bass
John Felker Drums
Hank Ford Tenor Saxophone
Mike McLaughlin Trumpet
Paul Mundy Alto Saxophone
Donny Nichilo Piano
Syleena Thompson Background Vocals
Ken Vandermark Tenor Saxophone
Jake Dawson Guitar
Oett "Sax" Mallard Alto Saxophone
Tony Palmer Guitar
Jimmy Burns Guitar, Vocals
Floyd McDaniel Guitar, Vocals
Baldhead Pete Drums
Sonny Seals Baritone Saxophone
Twist Turner Drums
Roosevelt Purifoy Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Greg McDaniel Bass
Sly Johnson Vocals
Little Arthur Duncan Harmonica, Vocals
Pierre Lacocque Harmonica
James Carter Drums
Daryl Coutts Keyboards
Willie "Vamp" Samuels Jr. Bass
Kevin Shanahan Guitar
Ed Enright Baritone Saxophone
Chris "Hambone" Cameron Keyboards
Kenny Smith & The Loveliters Drums
Willie J. Davis Guitar
Jesse Lewis Green Drums
Charles E. Jr. Hodges Hammond Organ
Scott Cable Guitar
Armand Jump Jackson Drums
Technical Credits
Byther Smith Composer
Roosevelt Sykes Composer
Malachi Thompson Horn Arrangements
Steve Freund Composer
Willie Kent Composer
Zora Young Composer
Nat Foster Composer
Don Robey Composer
Dick Shurman Liner Notes
Emery Williams Jr. Composer
Eddie Jones Composer
Joe Lee Williams Composer
Jimmy Burns Composer
John Meggs Horn Arrangements
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Amos Blakemore Composer
Little Arthur Duncan Composer
Pierre Lacocque Composer
Traditional Composer
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