Blind Pig Records: 20th Anniversary Collection

Blind Pig Records: 20th Anniversary Collection

     
 

San Francisco's Blind Pig Records celebrates their 20th anniversary with this two-disc, 36-track collection featuring over two hours' worth of highlights from their many releases with a few unreleased bonus tracks to spice up the mix. Originally started as a sideline to a blues club in Ann Arbor, MI, with an ear toward documenting the local scene and blues artists who…  See more details below

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San Francisco's Blind Pig Records celebrates their 20th anniversary with this two-disc, 36-track collection featuring over two hours' worth of highlights from their many releases with a few unreleased bonus tracks to spice up the mix. Originally started as a sideline to a blues club in Ann Arbor, MI, with an ear toward documenting the local scene and blues artists who played there regularly, Blind Pig has grown to record new artists like Debbie Davies, Joanna Connor, Tommy Castro, Jimmy Thackery, and Sarah Brown, while more traditional bluesmen like Otis Rush, Snooky Pryor, Walter Horton, James Cotton, and Jimmy Rogers have all stopped in at various points and recorded an album or two for the label. Although the label already has one retrospective available (The Blind Pig Sampler), this one brings matters more up to date, including tracks from Coco Montoya ("Monkey See, Monkey Do"), Chubby Carrier ("Wastin' Time"), Sarah Brown ("Bad Thing"), Studebaker John & the Hawks ("Two Time Boogie"), and sides from the aforementioned Thackery, Connor, Davies, and Castro. The traditional side of things is shored up by tracks from James Cotton ("Take Me Back"), Johnny Shines ("Blues Come from Texas"), Snooky Pryor ("Crazy 'Bout My Baby"), Otis Rush ("Right Place, Wrong Time"), and John Lee Hooker's version of "Terraplane Blues," taken from his guest appearance on a Roy Rogers album. Four previously unissued bonus tracks courtesy of Big Walter Horton ("If I Get Lucky"), Roosevelt Sykes ("I Wonder"), Pinetop Perkins ("Worried Life Blues"), and Henry Gray ("Cold Chills") make this collection another must-have. With sides from artists as diverse as soul singers Otis Clay and E.C. Scott to Preacher Boy and the Gospel Hummingbirds aboard, this double-disc set reaffirms the label's commitment to releasing brand-name blues and roots music. Blind Pig has released a multitude of great music in their many years as a label, and here's where you can pick up on some of the best of it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/1997
Label:
Blind Pig
UPC:
0019148200128
catalogNumber:
2001
Rank:
173267

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Monkey See, Monkey Do
  2. Drive to Survive
  3. Think
  4. That Spot Right There
  5. Howlin' at the Moon
  6. Tricky Woman  - Jimmy Rogers
  7. She's Cold as Ice
  8. Terraplane Blues
  9. Don't Move the Mountain
  10. I Need a Real Man
  11. Had Enough
  12. Right Place, Wrong Time
  13. Messin' with the Kid
  14. Wastin' Time
  15. Big Girl Blues
  16. Worried Life Blues
  17. Take Me Back  - James Cotton
  18. Should I Wait?

Disc 2

  1. Two Time Boogie
  2. My Heart Bleeds Blue
  3. Hey Sweet Baby  - Chris Cain
  4. Harpin' on a Riff
  5. Cold Chills  - Henry Gray
  6. La Vierge
  7. I Won't Be There
  8. Blues Come to Texas
  9. I Got Something on You Baby  - Smokey Wilson
  10. I Been Thinkin'
  11. That's My Baby
  12. Bad Thing  - Sarah Brown
  13. If I Could Reach out (And Help Somebody)
  14. Old Time Shuffle
  15. Crazy 'Bout My Baby
  16. I Wonder
  17. If I Get Lucky
  18. Let's Rock!

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luther Allison   Track Performer
Boogie Woogie Red   Track Performer
Chris Cain   Track Performer
Eddie C. Campbell   Track Performer
Eddy Clearwater   Track Performer
James Cotton   Track Performer
Henry Gray   Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Track Performer
John Lee Hooker   Track Performer
Big Walter Horton   Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite   Track Performer
Roosevelt Sykes   Track Performer
Junior Wells   Track Performer
Chubby Carrier   Track Performer
Otis Clay   Track Performer
Joanna Connor   Guitar,Vocals
Gospel Hummingbirds   Track Performer
Rapone   Track Performer
Jimmy Thackery   Track Performer
Debbie Davies   Track Performer
Carey Bell   Track Performer
Sarah Brown   Track Performer
Tommy Castro   Track Performer
Commander Cody   Track Performer
Coco Montoya   Track Performer
Pinetop Perkins   Track Performer
Jimmy Rogers   Track Performer
Otis Rush   Track Performer
Johnny Shines   Track Performer
Smokey Wilson   Track Performer
E.C. Scott   Track Performer
Roy Rogers   Track Performer
Studebaker John & the Hawks   Track Performer
Magic Slim & the Teardrops   Track Performer
Deborah Coleman   Track Performer
Preacher Boy   Track Performer
Pryor Snooky   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Junior Wells   Composer
Jane Gillman   Composer
Budd Johnson   Composer
Edward Chmelewski   Producer
Jerry del Giudice   Producer
Mel London   Composer
Jay Boivin   Art Direction
A. Lewis   Composer
R.L. Wilson   Composer
James Pryor   Composer
E. Harrington   Composer
James Lane   Composer
J.R. Carrier   Composer

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