Blues Masters, Vol. 16: More Harmonica Classics

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
With such a wealth of great harmonica blues out there, and with such an outstanding track record on Rhino's part in general when it comes to historical compilations, it's no surprise that their second anthology of harmonica blues is just as good as the first. There are fine cuts by many big guns here, including Little Walter, both Sonny Boy Williamsons, James Cotton, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield, Slim Harpo, and Sonny Terry whose hard-rocking, electric "Hootin' Blues No. 2," from a 1956 RCA single, is a highlight. The less obvious choices make this a pleasure for mid-level blues fans looking for something they haven't heard before as well as more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
With such a wealth of great harmonica blues out there, and with such an outstanding track record on Rhino's part in general when it comes to historical compilations, it's no surprise that their second anthology of harmonica blues is just as good as the first. There are fine cuts by many big guns here, including Little Walter, both Sonny Boy Williamsons, James Cotton, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Paul Butterfield, Slim Harpo, and Sonny Terry whose hard-rocking, electric "Hootin' Blues No. 2," from a 1956 RCA single, is a highlight. The less obvious choices make this a pleasure for mid-level blues fans looking for something they haven't heard before as well as more familiar material: Papa Lightfoot's "Jump the Boogie" is great, early raw electric blues with vocals that sound as if the mike was covered with sandpaper, and Doctor Ross' "Come Back Baby" is one of the most primordial blues recorded at Sun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227534622
  • Catalog Number: 75346

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Off the Wall - Little Walter (2:47)
  2. 2 Odds and Ends - Jimmy Reed (2:28)
  3. 3 Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton Blues Band (2:21)
  4. 4 Keep It to Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (2:49)
  5. 5 Help Me - Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band (3:37)
  6. 6 Born in Chicago - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (3:06)
  7. 7 I Hear You Knockin' - Lazy Lester (2:12)
  8. 8 Jump the Boogie - Papa George Lightfoot (2:22)
  9. 9 Come Back Baby - Doctor Ross (2:49)
  10. 10 Pawnshop Bound - William Clarke (4:24)
  11. 11 Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo (2:52)
  12. 12 The Briar Patch - Gary Primich (4:27)
  13. 13 All Night Boogie (All Night Long) - Howlin' Wolf (2:16)
  14. 14 Shake the Boogie - Sonny Boy Williamson I (2:46)
  15. 15 Whammer Jammer - J. Geils Band (2:46)
  16. 16 Hootin' Blues No. 2 - Sonny Terry (2:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Bloomfield Slide Guitar
Paul Butterfield Harmonica, Vocals
William Clarke Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
James Cotton Harmonica, Vocals
Blind John Davis Piano
Willie Dixon Bass
Buddy Guy Guitar
Slim Harpo Track Performer
Lazy Lester Track Performer
Little Walter Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Louis Myers Guitar
Jimmy Reed Guitar, Harmonica, Track Performer
Eddie Taylor Guitar
Elvin Bishop Rhythm Guitar
J. Geils Band Band, Track Performer
Doctor Ross Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Sam Lay Drums
Papa George Lightfoot Track Performer
Robert Lockwood Jr. Guitar
Jerome Arnold Bass
Geese August Bass
Fred Below Drums
Remo Biondi Violin
Stephen Bladd Drums, Vocals
Howlin' Wolf Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Lee Campbell Drums
Milt Hinton Bass
James Johnson Guitar
Seth Justman Organ, Piano
Fred Kaplan Piano
Danny Klein Bass
Ransom Knowling Bass
S.P. Leary Drums
Shorty Lenoir Harmonica, Vocals
John Marotti Trumpet
Reubin Martin Washboard
Flaco Medina Bass
Jack Myers Bass
Mark Naftalin Organ
Gabriel Pandy Perrodin Jr. Guitar
Earl Phillips Drums
James Polk Organ
Gary Primich Track Performer
Rudolph Richard Guitar
Alex Schultz Guitar
Sonny Terry Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Otis Spann Piano
Luther Tucker Guitar
Jonny Viau Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Boy Williamson I Track Performer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Zach Zunis Rhythm Guitar
Gene Brooks Drums
Willie Johnson Guitar
James "Pee Wee" Madison Guitar
Alexander Lightfoot Harmonica, Vocals
Walter Brown McGhee Guitar, Vocals
Monroe Vincent Percussion
James Cotton Blues Band Track Performer
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Track Performer
Rob Stupka Drums
Dave Myers Guitar
Clarence "Jockey" Etinne Drums
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Track Performer
Sammy Brown Drums
Technical Credits
William Clarke Producer
Slim Harpo Composer
Cub Koda Liner Notes
Al Smith Producer
Mark Abramson Contributor
Ralph Bass Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Samuel Charters Producer
Leonard Chess Producer
Bob Fisher Remastering
J. Geils Producer
Geoffrey Haslam Producer
Ted Myers Contributor, Editorial Coordinator
Gary Primich Producer
Paul Rothchild Producer
Stuart Sullivan Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Sam Phillips Producer
Elizabeth Pavone Contributor, Editorial Coordinator
Jay Miller Producer
Robert Moore Contributor
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