Atlantic Blues [Box]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
At the time of its release, this 83-song collection was one of the bolder efforts by a major label at doing a proper survey of major blues categories. The material ranges from old-style big-band jump blues to the leaner, louder guitar sounds of the '60s and '70s, and isn't limited to artists who cut for Atlantic -- the producers had to license in a certain amount, especially where Chicago blues was concerned . Overall, they've done a good job as far as the sheer variety of performers, but trying to summarize any of these areas -- blues vocalists, Chicago blues, guitar blues, or piano blues -- with only 20 tracks on a single CD each is an exercise in futility. It is a place ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
At the time of its release, this 83-song collection was one of the bolder efforts by a major label at doing a proper survey of major blues categories. The material ranges from old-style big-band jump blues to the leaner, louder guitar sounds of the '60s and '70s, and isn't limited to artists who cut for Atlantic -- the producers had to license in a certain amount, especially where Chicago blues was concerned . Overall, they've done a good job as far as the sheer variety of performers, but trying to summarize any of these areas -- blues vocalists, Chicago blues, guitar blues, or piano blues -- with only 20 tracks on a single CD each is an exercise in futility. It is a place to start if one has the money, however, showing some of the strong points of a lot of key artists, and the sound was also good for its time. This is also a good chance for the neophyte to hear tracks by certain performers -- like Jay McShann and Meade Lux Lewis -- who aren't otherwise represented on easy-to-find major label releases. However, there are other releases on the market now especially Rhino's blues retrospective series that can make the same claims and are more thorough and ambitious in scope. Additionally, anyone with a little knowledge and the $60 or so that this box can cost might better spend it on some of the more recent compilations devoted to the top artists on this box's roster, like Muddy Waters or Howlin' Wolf. Those, plus some of the other Chess reissues from MCA, will tell one a lot more about Chicago blues than the one or two tracks by each that show up in this set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1991
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678230929
  • Catalog Number: 82309


Disc 1
  1. 1 Broke Down Engine (2:44)
  2. 2 Shake 'Em on Down (3:18)
  3. 3 My Baby Don't Love Me (2:59)
  4. 4 Tall Pretty Woman (3:05)
  5. 5 The Blues Rock (2:41)
  6. 6 There Goes the Blues (3:10)
  7. 7 Bongo Boogie (3:02)
  8. 8 Two Bones And A Pick (2:48)
  9. 9 Let Me Know - Chuck Norris (2:53)
  10. 10 Down Through The Years (2:22)
  11. 11 Okie Dokie Stomp (2:47)
  12. 12 TV Mama (2:47)
  13. 13 Reconsider Baby - Al King (2:57)
  14. 14 Midnight Midnight (2:25)
  15. 15 I Smell Trouble - Ike & Tina Turner (6:58)
  16. 16 Why I Sing The Blues (6:13)
  17. 17 Crosscut Saw (2:33)
  18. 18 Born Under a Bad Sign (2:46)
  19. 19 Shake For Me (2:40)
  20. 20 Flood Down in Texas (10:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Yancey Special (2:38)
  2. 2 Talkin' Boogie (2:51)
  3. 3 Mournful Blues (3:09)
  4. 4 Salute to Pinetop (2:47)
  5. 5 Shave 'Em Dry (2:48)
  6. 6 Frankie and Johnny (3:19)
  7. 7 T.B. Blues (3:39)
  8. 8 Strollin' (2:57)
  9. 9 Tipitina (2:39)
  10. 10 Blue Sender (2:43)
  11. 11 After Midnight (2:34)
  12. 12 Roll 'Em Pete (3:41)
  13. 13 'fore Day Rider (4:08)
  14. 14 My Chile (4:15)
  15. 15 Cow Cow Blues (3:13)
  16. 16 Albert's Blues (3:02)
  17. 17 Honky Tonk Train Blues (2:47)
  18. 18 Low Society (2:51)
  19. 19 Hey Bartender (2:45)
  20. 20 Floyd's Blues (2:24)
  21. 21 After Hours Blues (3:07)
  22. 22 Junko Partner (4:27)
  23. 23 I Don't Know (3:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Suitcase Blues (4:28)
  2. 2 Trouble in Mind (3:02)
  3. 3 In the Evening (3:39)
  4. 4 Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer) (3:07)
  5. 5 How Long Blues (4:35)
  6. 6 Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop (2:57)
  7. 7 I've Got That Feelin' (2:56)
  8. 8 Every Time (2:55)
  9. 9 Destination Love (1:50)
  10. 10 Tell A Whale Of A Tale (2:18)
  11. 11 Rain Is a Bringdown (3:06)
  12. 12 Nothing Stays The Same Forever (4:25)
  13. 13 River's Invitation - Ted Taylor (3:09)
  14. 14 Just Like a Fish (2:27)
  15. 15 Pouring Water On A Drowning Man (2:37)
  16. 16 Did You Ever Love a Woman (3:26)
  17. 17 Baby Girl, Pts. 1 & 2 (4:53)
  18. 18 Ain't That Lovin' You (2:18)
  19. 19 It's My Own Tears That's Being Wasted (2:46)
  20. 20 Cheatin' Woman (3:59)
  21. 21 I Had a Dream - Johnnie Taylor (3:12)
  22. 22 Takin' Another Man's Place (3:27)
  23. 23 It's a Hang Up Baby (2:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Chicago Blues (3:10)
  2. 2 Poor Man's Plea (3:08)
  3. 3 My Baby She Left Me (She Left Me a Mule to Ride) (3:07)
  4. 4 T-Bone Shuffle (4:14)
  5. 5 I Wonder Why (3:16)
  6. 6 Play It Cool (3:43)
  7. 7 Woke Up This Morning (3:09)
  8. 8 Gambler's Blues (5:39)
  9. 9 Feel So Bad (3:36)
  10. 10 Reap What You Sow (4:53)
  11. 11 Highway 49 (5:00)
  12. 12 Honey Bee (5:09)
  13. 13 Wang Dang Doodle (6:10)
  14. 14 Dust My Broom (2:53)
  15. 15 Please Send Me Someone To Love (7:21)
  16. 16 Walking the Dog (4:16)
  17. 17 I Feel So Good (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luther Allison Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bobby "Blue" Bland Vocals, Track Performer
Boogie Woogie Red Piano
Floyd Dixon Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Willie Dixon Vocals
Champion Jack Dupree Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Guitar Slim Track Performer
Buddy Guy Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
John Hammond Jr. Guitar, Track Performer
Wynonie Harris Vocals, Track Performer
Johnny Heartsman Guitar
Z.Z. Hill Vocals, Track Performer
John Lee Hooker Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Freddie King Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Willie Mabon Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Percy Mayfield Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Willie McTell Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Amos Milburn Piano
Little Brother Montgomery Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Louis Myers Guitar
Steve Nardella Harmonica
A.C. Reed Tenor Saxophone
Hubert Sumlin Guitar
Koko Taylor Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Big Joe Turner Vocals
Sippie Wallace Vocals, Track Performer
Junior Wells Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmy Yancey Piano, Track Performer
Lee Allen Tenor Saxophone
LaVern Baker Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Charles Piano, Track Performer
Otis Clay Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Cropper Guitar
Dr. John Track Performer
Aretha Franklin Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Mick Jagger Harmonica
Art Neville Organ
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Slide Guitar
Johnnie Taylor Track Performer
Rufus Thomas Vocals, Track Performer
Ike & Tina Turner Track Performer
Tina Turner Vocals, Track Performer
Titus Turner Vocals, Track Performer
Danny Barker Guitar
Ruth Brown Vocals, Track Performer
Buck Clayton Trumpet
George Coleman Saxophone
James Dapogny Piano
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Pete Johnson Piano
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel Guitar
Jay McShann Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Bennie Moten Banjo
Joe Newman Trumpet
Esther Phillips Vocals, Track Performer
Nat Pierce Piano
John Scofield Guitar
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Earl Turbinton Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Pete Brown Alto Saxophone
Herman Foster Piano
Jimmy Lewis Guitar
Seldon Powell Baritone Saxophone
Chuck Rainey Bass
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Don Wilkerson Tenor Saxophone
James Booker Keyboards
Mickey Baker Guitar, Track Performer
Ronnie Barron Keyboards
Johnny Jones Piano, Track Performer
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Andrew McMahon Bass
Johnny Nicholas Guitar
Ted Taylor Vocals, Track Performer
Mississippi Fred McDowell Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Big Chief Ellis Piano
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
T-Bone Walker Guitar, Track Performer
Lurrie Bell Bass
Gene Ramey Bass
Israel Crosby Bass
Walter Page Bass
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones Bass
Duane Allman Guitar
Joe Arnold Tenor Saxophone
Abie Baker Bass, Guitar
Martin Banks Trumpet
Everett Barksdale Rhythm Guitar
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Brian Bisesi Guitar
Edgar Blanchard Bass
Willie Bridges Saxophone
Garnett Brown Trombone
J.T. Brown Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Brown Bass
Brownie McGhee Guitar
George "Mojo" Buford Harmonica
Howlin' Wolf Track Performer
Joseph Burton Trombone
Jimmy Calhoun Bass
Fran Christina Drums
Eric Clapton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bottleneck Guitar
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Johnny Copeland Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Comfort Bass
Sammy Creason Drums
Fannie Davis Comb
Cornell Dupree Guitar, Track Performer
Vic Dickenson Trombone
James Luther Dickinson Keyboards
Richard Drake Alto Saxophone
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Mack Easton Baritone Saxophone
Sticks Evans Drums
Joe Farrell Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Fields Jr. Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Forte Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Freeman Guitar
Sonny Freeman Drums
Wilbert Freeman Bass
Sidney George Saxophone
Joseph Hardin Trumpet
Roger Hawkins Drums
Milt Hinton Bass
Eddie Hinton Guitar
David Hood Bass
Milton Hopkins Guitar
Louis Hubert Baritone Saxophone
J.B. Hutto Vocals, Slide Guitar, Track Performer
Ike Turner Guitar, Track Performer
Grady "Fats" Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Elmore James Guitar
Gerald Jemmott Bass
Morris Jennings Drums
Ray Johnson Piano
Willie Jones Drums
Booker T. Jones Organ, Keyboards
B.B. King Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Albert King Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Wilbert Kirk Drums
Kenny Krumbholz Bass
Melvin Lastie Trumpet, Cornet
Trevor Lawrence Saxophone
Chris Layton Drums
S.P. Leary Drums
Cliff Leeman Drums
Ron Levy Piano
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano, Track Performer
Professor Longhair Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Wendell Marshall Bass
Tommy McClure Bass
Sticks McGhee Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Gene Miller Trumpet
Ziggy Modeliste Drums
Muddy Waters Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Mark Naftalin Keyboards
David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone
Leo Nocentelli Guitar
Charlie Eldridge "Chuck" Norris Guitar
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Earl Palmer Drums
Pinetop Perkins Piano
Charles Polk Drums
George Porter Jr. Bass
Miles Pratcher Guitar
Norman Pride Drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
R.S. Rankin Guitar
Bob Richey Drums
Alvin Robinson Guitar
Edward Rowe Trumpet
Otis Rush Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Red Saunders Drums
Tommy Shannon Bass
Roosevelt Shaw Drums
Sahib Shihab Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Shines Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Omer Simeon Clarinet
Lewis Steinberg Bass
Leroy Stewart Bass
George Stubbs Piano
Richard Tee Keyboards
Alfred Thomas Trombone
Alvin "Red" Tyler Baritone Saxophone
Mike Utley Keyboards
Aaron Varnell Tenor Saxophone
Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Van "Piano Man" Walls Piano
Richard Washington Percussion
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Guitar
Frank Wess Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul White Organ
Sonny White Piano
Jackie Williams Drums
Jimmy Witherspoon Vocals, Track Performer
Mama Yancey Vocals, Track Performer
Mighty Joe Young Guitar
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Al King Vocals, Track Performer
Freddie Stahle Drums
Moe Benchamin Saxophone
Texas Johnny Brown Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Larry Dale Guitar
Ben Emerson Trumpet
Eldridge Holmes Vocals, Track Performer
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
James "Pee Wee" Madison Guitar
Jacoola Peters Bass
Lefty Pina Drums
Tommy Purkson Trumpet
Jimmy Richardson Bass
Shep Shepard Banjo
Reuben Wright Bass
Harry Van Walls Track Performer
Lillian "Lil" Green Vocals, Track Performer
Chuck Norris Guitar
Gary Illingworth Keyboards
Andrew McMahan Bass
Al Thomas Trombone
Marcus Johnson Alto Saxophone
John Ewing Keyboards
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
Larry Davis Composer
Floyd Dixon Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
John Hammond Jr. Producer
Johnny Heartsman Producer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Willie Mabon Composer
Little Brother Montgomery Composer
Big Joe Turner Composer
Bukka White Composer
Big Joe Williams Composer
William Bell Composer
Donny Hathaway Arranger
Mick Jagger Producer
Janis Joplin Composer
Chris Mars Composer
Richard Thompson Composer
Johnny Winter Composer
King Curtis Arranger
Pete Johnson Composer
Jay McShann Composer
Walter Brown Composer
Nick Gravenites Producer
Marlin Greene Producer
Oliver Sain Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell Composer
Sam Hopkins Composer
Alan Lomax Composer, Producer
Paul Westerberg Composer
Herb Abramson Producer
Harold Battiste Jr. Producer
Milton Campbell Composer
Eric Clapton Producer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Fannie Davis Contributor
Tom Dowd Producer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Ahmet Ertegun Producer, Executive Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Elmore James Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
B.B. King Composer
Riley King Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Mel London Composer
Deadric Malone Composer
Sticks McGhee Composer
Huey P. Meaux Producer
Muddy Waters Composer
Noa Composer
Jim O'Neal Liner Notes
David Porter Composer
Philippe Rault Producer
Don Raye Composer
Don Robey Composer
Marshall Sehorn Producer
Johnny Shines Arranger
Dick Shurman Liner Notes
Tommy Stinson Composer
Richard Tee Horn Arrangements
Allen Toussaint Composer, Producer
Aaron Walker Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Producer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Teacho Wiltshire Contributor
Tunc Erim Producer
Johnny Pate Composer
Ron Badger Producer
Ron Harwood Producer
Quin Ivy Producer
Mark Myerson Producer
Henry Stone Producer
Ollie Hoskins Composer
Carol Bobolts Art Direction
Jimmy Douglas Producer
Sam Feldman Mastering
Melvin Steals Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Joseph Scott Composer
Dave Clark Composer
Traditional Composer
D.K. Baker Composer
J. W. Scott Composer
Brown Composer
R. B. Ford Composer
M. Ledbetter Composer
D. McCormick Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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