As Good As It Gets: Country Blues

As Good As It Gets: Country Blues

     
 

For the most part, the Disky label's As Good As It Gets series lives up to its title, dividing early influential musical genres (gospel, cajun, hillbilly, jazz, etc.) into budget-priced two-disc samplers. As Good As It Gets: Country Blues includes 52 original classic performances from the likes of Big Bill Broonzy, …  See more details below

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For the most part, the Disky label's As Good As It Gets series lives up to its title, dividing early influential musical genres (gospel, cajun, hillbilly, jazz, etc.) into budget-priced two-disc samplers. As Good As It Gets: Country Blues includes 52 original classic performances from the likes of Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie, Robert Johnson, Son House, the Memphis Jug Band, and Skip James. While collectors will more than likely already have this material, this compilation is a perfect place for curious listeners to begin.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2000
Label:
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
UPC:
0724382473022
catalogNumber:
247302

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Boodle Am Shake
  2. Midnight Special
  3. Long Tall Mama
  4. Candy Man
  5. Statesboro Blues
  6. Hestitation Blues
  7. Walk Right In
  8. Playing with the Strings
  9. Baby Please Don't Go
  10. Diddie Wa Diddie
  11. Every Day in the Week Blues
  12. Me and My Chauffeur Blues
  13. Truckin' My Blues Away
  14. I Believe I'll Dust My Room
  15. Match Box Blues
  16. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  17. It Hurts Me Too
  18. Harmonica Stomp
  19. Stealin' Stealin'
  20. Blood Red River
  21. Big Road Blues
  22. I Will Turn Your Money Green
  23. Bottle It up and Go
  24. Atlanta Moan
  25. Walking Blues
  26. How Long, How Long Blues

Disc 2

  1. Minglewood Blues
  2. Come on Boys, Let's Do That Messin' Around
  3. Rock Island Line
  4. Blues in G
  5. Cross Road Blues
  6. Untrue Blues
  7. Drop Down Mama
  8. Dealing With the Devil
  9. Cross and Evil Woman Blues
  10. K.C. Moan
  11. Black Rat Swing
  12. Nobody's Dirty Business
  13. Good Gal
  14. Stomp Down Rider
  15. Black Snake Moan
  16. A Spoonful Blues
  17. Keep Your Hands off Her
  18. Night Time Is the Right Time
  19. The Risin' Sun
  20. Mean Mistreatin' Mama
  21. Beale Street Mama
  22. Devil Got My Woman
  23. The First Time I Met the Blues
  24. Cool Drink of Water Blues
  25. Cross Cut Saw Blues
  26. Dry Land Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbecue Bob   Track Performer
Scrapper Blackwell   Track Performer
Big Bill Broonzy   Track Performer
Cannon's Jug Stompers   Track Performer
Leroy Carr   Track Performer
Blind Boy Fuller   Track Performer
Mississippi John Hurt   Track Performer
Skip James   Track Performer
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Track Performer
Lonnie Johnson   Track Performer
Tommy Johnson   Track Performer
Lead Belly   Track Performer
Furry Lewis   Track Performer
Tommy McClennan   Track Performer
Blind Willie McTell   Track Performer
Memphis Jug Band   Track Performer
Memphis Minnie   Track Performer
Little Brother Montgomery   Track Performer
Hammie Nixon   Track Performer
Charley Patton   Track Performer
Bessie Smith   Track Performer
Roosevelt Sykes   Track Performer
Big Joe Williams   Track Performer
Josh White   Track Performer
Tampa Red   Track Performer
Pink Anderson   Track Performer
Blind Gary Davis   Track Performer
Blind Blake   Track Performer
Ma Rainey   Track Performer
Texas Alexander   Track Performer
Brownie McGhee   Track Performer
Simmie Dooley   Track Performer
Son House   Track Performer
Sonny Terry   Track Performer
Dixieland Jug Blowers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Lonnie Johnson   Composer
Tommy Johnson   Composer
Lead Belly   Composer
Furry Lewis   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Arletta May   Composer
John Robinson   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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