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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
None of the cuts on this two-disc, 38-track collection is particularly obscure or hard to find elsewhere, but what makes it a useful set is having them all in one package, and the end result is a nice introduction to modern electric blues. Included are such classic blues performances as Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," T-Bone Walker's "Call It Stormy Monday," Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man," John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign," Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind," and Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Flood Down in Texas," among many others. Again, nothing here is going to make a blues collector jump up...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
None of the cuts on this two-disc, 38-track collection is particularly obscure or hard to find elsewhere, but what makes it a useful set is having them all in one package, and the end result is a nice introduction to modern electric blues. Included are such classic blues performances as Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," T-Bone Walker's "Call It Stormy Monday," Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man," John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign," Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind," and Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Flood Down in Texas," among many others. Again, nothing here is going to make a blues collector jump up and shout, but they aren't going to complain, either, since every cut is a stone cold classic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602498342527
  • Catalog Number: 000571402
  • Sales rank: 38,591

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters (2:50)
  2. 2 Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton (2:49)
  3. 3 Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker (3:02)
  4. 4 Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson (3:10)
  5. 5 The Things That I Used to Do - Guitar Slim (3:01)
  6. 6 My Babe - Little Walter (2:41)
  7. 7 I'm a Man - Bo Diddley (3:01)
  8. 8 Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) - Ray Charles (2:55)
  9. 9 I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo (3:03)
  10. 10 So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Slim Harpo (3:12)
  11. 11 Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed (2:51)
  12. 12 Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf (2:45)
  13. 13 Have You Ever Loved a Woman - Freddie King (3:06)
  14. 14 Drivin' Wheel - Junior Parker (2:38)
  15. 15 Turn on Your Love Light - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:37)
  16. 16 Frosty - Albert Collins (3:03)
  17. 17 Bring It on Home - Sonny Boy Williamson I (2:37)
  18. 18 My Time After Awhile - Buddy Guy (3:01)
  19. 19 Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band (2:04)
  20. 20 Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor (3:02)
  21. 21 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker (3:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mean Old World - Eric Clapton (3:50)
  2. 2 All Your Love - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:33)
  3. 3 Shake Your Moneymaker - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (2:27)
  4. 4 Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King (2:46)
  5. 5 I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James (2:35)
  6. 6 She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule to Ride) - Taj Mahal (3:28)
  7. 7 The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King (5:25)
  8. 8 If Walls Could Talk - Little Milton (3:07)
  9. 9 Trouble No More - The Allman Brothers Band (3:47)
  10. 10 Luther's Blues - Luther Allison (6:20)
  11. 11 Down Home Blues - Z.Z. Hill (5:02)
  12. 12 Flood Down in Texas (10:24)
  13. 13 Bad to the Bone - Destroyers (4:49)
  14. 14 Smoking Gun - Robert Cray Band (3:59)
  15. 15 Am I Wrong? (2:20)
  16. 16 Good Morning Little School Girl - Jonny Lang (4:13)
  17. 17 Just Won't Burn - Susan Tedeschi (4:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luther Allison Guitar, Vocals
Bobby "Blue" Bland Vocals
Michael Bloomfield Guitar
Paul Butterfield Harmonica, Vocals
Robert Cray Guitar, Vocals
Willie Dixon Bass, Vocals
Lowell Fulson Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Guy Guitar, Vocals
Z.Z. Hill Vocals
John Lee Hooker Guitar, Vocals
Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson Trumpet
Etta James Vocals
Freddie King Guitar, Vocals
Little Walter Harmonica
Cash McCall Guitar
Matt "Guitar" Murphy Guitar
Johnny Otis Vibes
Hubert Sumlin Guitar
Taj Mahal Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Koko Taylor Vocals
Big Mama Thornton Vocals
Gregg Allman Organ, Vocals
Dickey Betts Guitar
Elvin Bishop Guitar
Steve Cropper Guitar
Donny Hathaway Piano
John Mayall Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
George Thorogood Guitar, Vocals
Albert Collins Guitar
Ricky Peterson Organ
Oscar Moore Drums
Phil Upchurch Bass
Gene Barge Conductor, Saxophone
Choker Campbell Saxophone
Sam Lay Drums
John McVie Bass
Sonny Thompson Piano
Duane Allman Guitar, Slide Guitar
Thomisene Anderson Background Vocals
Jerome Arnold Bass
Joe Arnold Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Theodore Arthur Tenor Saxophone
Lee Baker Guitar
Carl Banks Organ
Jewel Bass Background Vocals
Lefty Bates Guitar
Julien Beasley Saxophone
Jimmy Beck Saxophone
Laval Belle Drums
Leard Bell Drums
Fred Below Drums
Chuck Blackwell Drums
Billy Blough Bass
Johnny Board Saxophone
Peter Boe Keyboards
Oscar Lee Bradley Drums
Ben Branch Tenor Saxophone
Eddie "Guitar" Burns Guitar
Hank Carter Saxophone
Leonard Caston Piano
Charles Chalmers Saxophone
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Leroy Cooper Saxophone
Richard Cousins Bass
Rayfield Davers Baritone Saxophone
Pluma Davis Trombone
Paul Drake Piano
Al Duncan Drums
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Arthur Edwards Bass
Leroy Emanuel Guitar
Hughie Flint Drums
Gus Fontenette Alto Saxophone
Jarrett Gibson Tenor Saxophone
Philip Gilbeaux Trumpet
Gary Gilmore Bass
Ray Griffin Bass
Donald Hankins Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Henry Hayes Alto Saxophone
Pat Hayes Harmonica
Herbert Henderson Drums
David Hood Bass
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Clifton James Drums
Gerald Jemmott Bass
Morris Jennings Drums
Bill Johnson Bass
Booker T. Jones Piano
B.B. King Guitar, Vocals
Albert King Guitar, Vocals
Lloyd Lambert Bass
Chris Layton Drums
Lafayette Leake Piano
Pete "Guitar" Lewis Guitar
Andrew Love Tenor Saxophone
Herb Lovelle Drums
Mama Reed Vocals
Bruce McCabe Piano
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Jack Meyers Bass
Frank Mitchell Trumpet
Floyd Morris Piano
Muddy Waters Guitar, Vocals
Hubert Myers Tenor Saxophone
Mark Naftalin Organ
David "Fathead" Newman Saxophone
Floyd Newman Saxophone
Bobby Nicholson Bass
Berry Oakley Bass
Philip Paul Drums
Earl Phillips Drums
Milton Rector Bass
Jimmy Rogers Guitar
Tommy Shannon Bass
Hamp Simmons Bass
Jeff Simon Drums
Otis Spann Piano
John Starks Drums
Butch Trucks Drums
Aaron Varnell Saxophone
Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar, Vocals
Bill Warren Drums
John Watson Trombone
Murray Watson Trumpet
Tom West Organ
Devonia Williams Piano
Bill Willis Bass
Albert Winston Bass
Dino Zimmerman Guitar
Billy Franze Rhythm Guitar
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Herman "Little Junior" Parker Vocals
Chick Booth Drums
Roger Dawkins Drums
Fats Morris Trombone
Dewey Oldham Organ, Piano
Charlotte Chenault Background Vocals
Teddy Reynolds Piano
Tommy Nevue Trumpet
Rob Stupka Drums
Susan Tedeschi Guitar, Vocals
Jim Lamond Bass
Joe Scott Trumpet
Charles Crawford Baritone Saxophone
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Harmonica, Vocals
Johnny Otis Orchestra Track Performer
David Smith Bass
Walter McNeil Organ
Albert Jr. Lowe Guitar
Jesse Davis Guitar
Paul "Blind Man" Harris Keyboards
Technical Credits
Luther Allison Composer
Robert Cray Composer
Larry Davis Composer
Willie Dixon Composer, Producer
Lowell Fulson Composer
Guitar Slim Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Roosevelt Sykes Composer
Taj Mahal Composer
Ray Charles Composer
George Thorogood Composer
Albert Collins Composer
Gene Barge Arranger
Roy Hawkins Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Mike Vernon Producer
T-Bone Walker Composer
George Jackson Composer
Mary Katherine Aldin Liner Notes
Ralph Bass Producer
Bo Diddley Composer
Bruce Bromberg Composer, Producer
Calvin Carter Producer
Leonard Chess Producer
Tommy Couch Jr. Producer
Richard Cousins Composer
David Z. Producer
Tom Dowd Producer
Bill Foster Composer
Rick Hall Producer
Elmore James Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Deadric Malone Composer
Andy McKaie Audio Production
James Moore Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
John Porter Producer
Yank Rachell Composer
Philippe Rault Producer
Paul Rothchild Producer
David Rubinson Producer
Otis Rush Composer
Wolf Stephenson Producer
Mike Stoller Composer
Bill Szymczyk Producer
Johnny Vincent Producer
Dennis Walker Producer
Ron Badger Composer
Tom Hambridge Producer
Luther Dixon Composer
Billy Myles Composer
Bill Hall Producer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Jay Miller Producer
Susan Tedeschi Composer
Walter Jacobs Composer
Joseph Scott Composer, Producer
Rick Darnell Composer
Sheldon Feinberg Composer
Robert Geddins Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Joe Scott Arranger
Marshall Paul Composer
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Ellington Jordan Composer
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