Blues Masters, Vols. 1-5

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Blues Masters Vols. 1-5 gathers the first third of Rhino's Blues Masters series into a five-disc box set. From the horn-driven sounds of urban blues songs like Otis Rush's "I Can't Quit You Baby," Dinah Washington's "Baby Get Lost," and Albert King's "Laundromat Blues" to Chicago blues classics such as Muddy Waters' "Just Make Love to Me," Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightning," and Magic Sam's "All Your Love," the set presents the biggest names as well as the somewhat lesser-known talents from each blues style it covers. Other highlights include T-Bone Walker's "Stormy Monday," Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Flood Down in Texas," and Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle & Roll." ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Blues Masters Vols. 1-5 gathers the first third of Rhino's Blues Masters series into a five-disc box set. From the horn-driven sounds of urban blues songs like Otis Rush's "I Can't Quit You Baby," Dinah Washington's "Baby Get Lost," and Albert King's "Laundromat Blues" to Chicago blues classics such as Muddy Waters' "Just Make Love to Me," Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightning," and Magic Sam's "All Your Love," the set presents the biggest names as well as the somewhat lesser-known talents from each blues style it covers. Other highlights include T-Bone Walker's "Stormy Monday," Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Flood Down in Texas," and Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle & Roll." Though each of the individual volumes -- Urban Blues, Post-War Chicago Blues, Texas Blues, Harmonica Classics, and Jump Blues Classics -- is impressive in its own right, collecting them as Blues Masters Vols. 1-5 makes them a convenient and comprehensive primer of the blues' definitive artists and styles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/1995
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227202729
  • Catalog Number: 72027


Disc 1
  1. 1 After Hours - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra (3:22)
  2. 2 Kidney Stew Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (3:01)
  3. 3 Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:54)
  4. 4 Baby Get Lost (2:51)
  5. 5 Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis Quintette (2:47)
  6. 6 Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton (2:30)
  7. 7 Black Night - Charles Brown (3:07)
  8. 8 Chains of Love - Big Joe Turner (3:22)
  9. 9 The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim (3:01)
  10. 10 I Feel So Bad - Chuck Willis (2:55)
  11. 11 Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson (3:10)
  12. 12 Everyday - Count Basie Orchestra (5:28)
  13. 13 Farther up the Road - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:58)
  14. 14 I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush (2:55)
  15. 15 T-Bone Blues - T-Bone Walker (3:46)
  16. 16 Driving Wheel - Junior Parker (2:37)
  17. 17 Part Time Love - Little Johnny Taylor (3:53)
  18. 18 Laundromat Blues - Albert King (3:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rollin' & Tumblin' (Pt. 1) - Baby Face Leroy (2:49)
  2. 2 Just Make Love To Me - Muddy Waters (2:48)
  3. 3 That's All Right - Jimmy Rogers & His Trio (2:48)
  4. 4 Off the Wall - Little Walter (2:48)
  5. 5 Don't Start Me to Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (2:33)
  6. 6 Evening Sun - Johnny Shines (2:30)
  7. 7 Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf (3:03)
  8. 8 I'm a Man - Bo Diddley (2:47)
  9. 9 Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd (2:40)
  10. 10 Sweet Woman (From Maine) - Robert Lockwood Jr. (3:00)
  11. 11 Mama Talk To Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir (2:26)
  12. 12 Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed (2:46)
  13. 13 You May - Jody Williams (3:10)
  14. 14 All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Otis Rush (2:38)
  15. 15 All Your Love - Magic Sam (2:56)
  16. 16 First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy (2:18)
  17. 17 Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker (2:42)
  18. 18 Little By Little - Junior Wells (2:33)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson (3:01)
  2. 2 Cravin' A Man Blues - Lillian Glinn (2:47)
  3. 3 Driftin' Blues - Charles Brown (3:14)
  4. 4 Short Haired Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:45)
  5. 5 Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker (3:01)
  6. 6 Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims (2:29)
  7. 7 Texas Hop - Pee Wee Crayton (2:27)
  8. 8 Please Send Me Someone To Love - Percy Mayfield (2:54)
  9. 9 Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night? - Zuzu Bollin (2:47)
  10. 10 Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton (2:50)
  11. 11 Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2:33)
  12. 12 The Freeze - Albert Collins (2:20)
  13. 13 Ella Speed - Mance Lipscomb (2:33)
  14. 14 Down on Bended Knee - Johnny Copeland (2:55)
  15. 15 The Stumble - Freddie King (3:35)
  16. 16 C-Boy's Blues - The Fabulous Thunderbirds (2:58)
  17. 17 Flood Down in Texas - Stevie Ray Vaughan (10:25)
  18. 18 Changing Neighborhoods - Anson Funderburgh (5:40)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Juke - Little Walter & His Night Cats (2:43)
  2. 2 Ends and Odds - Jimmy Reed (2:24)
  3. 3 Rockett 88 @@Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet (2:05)
  4. 4 Help Me - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (3:09)
  5. 5 Messin' With the Kid - Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band (2:23)
  6. 6 Blues With a Feeling - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (4:24)
  7. 7 Sugar Coated Love - Lazy Lester (2:44)
  8. 8 Steady - Jerry "Boogie" McCain (2:08)
  9. 9 I'll Be Around - Howlin' Wolf (3:13)
  10. 10 I Was Fooled - Billy Boy Arnold (2:50)
  11. 11 Take A Little Walk With Me - Big John Wrencher (2:35)
  12. 12 Easy - Jimmy & Walter (2:58)
  13. 13 Boogie Twist - Snooky Pryor (2:47)
  14. 14 Wolf Call Boogie - Coy "Hot Shot" Love (2:37)
  15. 15 Last Night - George "Harmonica" Smith (4:22)
  16. 16 I Got Love If You Want It - Slim Harpo (2:48)
  17. 17 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White - The Fabulous Thunderbirds (1:59)
  18. 18 Christo Redemptor - Charlie Musselwhite (11:46)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Hand Clappin' - Red Prysock
  2. 2 Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner
  3. 3 Jump, Jive, An' Wail - Louis Prima
  4. 4 Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris
  5. 5 Rockin' At Midnight - Roy Brown
  6. 6 Hoy Hoy - Johnny Jones
  7. 7 The Train Kept A-Rollin' - Tiny Bradshaw
  8. 8 Juicy Fruit - Rudy Greene
  9. 9 In My Real Gone Rocket - Jackie Brenston
  10. 10 Cadillac Boogie - Jimmy Liggins
  11. 11 Got My Mo-Jo Working (But It Just Won't Work On You) - Ann Cole
  12. 12 Hop, Skip And Jump - Roy Milton
  13. 13 Deacon's Hop - Big Jay McNeely
  14. 14 Rock My Blues Away - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  15. 15 Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
  16. 16 'Til The Well Runs Dry - Sister Wynona Carr
  17. 17 Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me - Bull Moose Jackson
  18. 18 Hello Little Boy - Ruth Brown
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Boy Arnold Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Bobby "Blue" Bland Track Performer
Eddie Boyd Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Tiny Bradshaw Track Performer
Charles Brown Track Performer
Roy Brown Track Performer
Paul Butterfield Harmonica, Vocals
James Cotton Harmonica, Vocals
Pee Wee Crayton Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Willie Dixon Bass
Lowell Fulson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Lloyd Glenn Piano
Henry Gray Piano
Guitar Slim Track Performer
Buddy Guy Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Slim Harpo Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Wynonie Harris Track Performer
Earl Hooker Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Blind Lemon Jefferson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Freddie King Guitar, Track Performer
Lazy Lester Track Performer
J.B. Lenoir Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Mance Lipscomb Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Little Walter Track Performer
Percy Mayfield Track Performer
Jerry "Boogie" McCain Harmonica, Track Performer
Roy Milton Track Performer
Little Brother Montgomery Piano
Charlie Musselwhite Harmonica, Track Performer
Louis Myers Guitar
Sam Myers Harmonica, Vocals
Johnny Otis Drums, Vibes
A.C. Reed Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Reed Track Performer
Hubert Sumlin Guitar
Eddie Taylor Guitar
Little Johnny Taylor Track Performer
Big Mama Thornton Track Performer
Big Joe Turner Track Performer
Junior Wells Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Roberts Guitar
Louis Prima Track Performer
Elvin Bishop Guitar
Sister Wynona Carr Track Performer
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Track Performer
Freddie Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Liggins Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Harvey Mandel Guitar
Chuck Willis Track Performer
Paul Bascomb Tenor Saxophone
Count Basie Piano
Ruth Brown Track Performer
Albert Collins Track Performer
Freddie Green Guitar
Erskine Hawkins Trumpet
Red Holloway Tenor Saxophone
Candy Johnson Drums
Thad Jones Trumpet
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
John Lewis Piano
Big Jay McNeely Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Blue Mitchell Trumpet
Joe Newman Trumpet
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Dinah Washington Track Performer
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Harold Ashby Tenor Saxophone
Julian Dash Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Moore Drums
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Hal Singer Tenor Saxophone
Sam Butera Tenor Saxophone
Jack Marshall Guitar
Red Prysock Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Roy Gaines Guitar
Lorenzo Smith Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Baker Guitar
Choker Campbell Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Jones Track Performer
Sam Lay Drums
Warren Storm Drums
James Vincent Drums
Jody Williams Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Big John Wrencher Harmonica, Track Performer
Al Smith Bass
Sam "The Man" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
T-Bone Walker Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Lockwood Jr. Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Snooky Pryor Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Mose Vinson Piano
Kim Wilson Harmonica, Vocals
Connie Kay Drums
Bob Anderson Bass
Tom Archia Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Arnold Bass
Leslie Ayres Trumpet
Baby Face Leroy Track Performer
Jonathan Bagsby Bass
Kenneth Banks Bass
Martin Banks Trumpet
Duke Barker Drums
Dallas Bartley Bass
Lester Bass Trumpet
Lefty Bates Guitar
Julien Beasley Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Leard Bell Drums
Fred Below Drums
Wayne Bennett Guitar
Arthur Blake Bass
Bo Diddley Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Benny Booker Bass
Henry Boozier Trumpet
Oscar Lee Bradley Drums
Otis Lee Bradley Drums
Jackie Brenston Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Willie Bridges Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Britton Trombone
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
J.T. Brown Tenor Saxophone
Mike Buck Drums
Howlin' Wolf Track Performer
Fran Christina Drums
Allen Clark Baritone Saxophone
Harold Clarke Tenor Saxophone
Henry Coker Trombone
Ann Cole Track Performer
Rupert Cole Alto Saxophone
Gary Coleman Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Copeland Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Leroy Cooper Baritone Saxophone
Ernest Cotton Tenor Saxophone
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Maxwell Davis Tenor Saxophone
Pluma Davis Trombone
Jimmy DeBerry Guitar
James Dedmon Alto Saxophone
Rolly Dee Bass
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Clarence Donaldson Drums
Paul Drake Piano
Al Duncan Drums
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Elgin Edmonds Drums
Arthur Edwards Bass
Alfred Elkins Bass
Les Erskine Drums
Keith Ferguson Bass
Paul Ferrara Drums
Buddy Floyd Tenor Saxophone
Fred Ford Baritone Saxophone
Frank Foster Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Freeman Drums
Anson Funderburgh Guitar
Al Galvin Drums
Jarrett Gibson Tenor Saxophone
Philip Gilbeaux Trumpet
Lillian Glinn Track Performer
Herbert Gordy Bass
Rufus Gore Tenor Saxophone
Irving Greene Piano
Rudy Greene Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Guthrie Drums
Donald Hankins Baritone Saxophone
Bill Harvey Tenor Saxophone
Henry Hayes Alto Saxophone
Herbert Henderson Drums
Raymond Hill Tenor Saxophone
Ted "Snooky" Holbert Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Joel Hopkins Guitar
Camille Howard Piano
George Hudson Trumpet
Bill Hughes Trombone
Snooky Hulbert Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Ike Turner Guitar, Piano
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Elmore James Guitar
Gerald Jemmott Bass
Earnest Johnson Bass
Ray Johnson Bass
Booker T. Jones Piano
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Johnny Junious Drums
Hosea Lee Kennard Piano
Albert King Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Frank Kirkland Drums
Joe Knight Piano
Lloyd Lambert Bass
Harvey Lang Drums
Trevor Lawrence Tenor Saxophone
Chris Layton Drums
Lafayette Leake Organ, Piano
S.P. Leary Drums
Ron Leavy Organ
Pete "Guitar" Lewis Guitar
Tony Liuzza Bass
Carl Lott Bass
Eugene Lounge Drums
Sam Lowe Trumpet
Redd Lyte Vocals
Clarence Mack Bass
John Manning Tenor Saxophone
Bobby McBride Guitar
Matt McCabe Piano
Willie McCumber Jr. Piano
L.C. McKinley Guitar
William McLenore Guitar
Bob McNeely Baritone Saxophone
Pete McShann Drums
Jack Meyers Bass
Curtis Mitchell Trumpet
Frank Mitchell Trumpet
Jimmy Mitchelle Alto Saxophone
Paul Monday Piano
Joe Montgomery Piano
Johnny B. Moore Guitar
Phatz Morris Trombone
Sylvester Morton Drums
Muddy Waters Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Jack Myers Bass
Mark Naftalin Piano
John Nagy Piano
Bob Neely Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Nicholson Bass
Willie Nix Drums
Cliff Noels Alto Saxophone
Jimmie O'Brien Piano
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Carlson Oliver Tenor Saxophone
Carl Owens Piano
Hot Lips Page Trumpet
Junior Parker Track Performer
Avery Parrish Piano
Sonny Payne Drums
Andrew Penn Trombone
Fats Perrodin Bass
Leon Petties Drums
Earl Phillips Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Forest Powell Trumpet
Robert Range Trombone
Milton Rector Bass
Purnell Rice Drums
Raymond Ritz Guitar
Amato Rodriguez Bass
Jimmy Rogers Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Rogers Guitar
Otis Rush Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Emile Russell Drums
Hosea Sapp Trumpet
Allan Seltzer Guitar
Ray Shanklin Leader
Tommy Shannon Bass
Johnny Shines Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bobby Simmons Trumpet
Rhandy Simmons Bass
Edward Sims Trombone
Frankie Lee Sims Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Lou Sineaux Trombone
Frank Sleet Alto Saxophone
George "Harmonica" Smith Track Performer
Otis Spann Piano
Louis Speiginer Guitar
Teddy Stewart Drums, Track Performer
Houston Stokes Drums
William Streetser Drums
George Stubbs Piano
Charles Thomas Tenor Saxophone
Morgan Thomas Trumpet
Mack Thompson Bass Guitar
Joe Tillman Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Track Performer
Percy Walker Drums
George Washington Trombone
Hubert Washington Drums
Lucius Washington Baritone Saxophone
Eugene Watson Piano
Frankie White Piano
Devonia Williams Piano
Ivory Williams Bass
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Track Performer
Glen Willis Trumpet
Albert Winston Bass
Jimmy Witherspoon Track Performer
Clarence Wright Baritone Saxophone
Al Forman Guitar
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Willie Johnson Guitar
James "Pee Wee" Madison Guitar
Jimmy Vaughn Guitar
Marc Wilson Drums
Lee Young Drums
Chick Booth Drums
Eddie Jones Bass, Tenor Saxophone
Robert McCoy Piano
Count Basie Orchestra Track Performer
Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra Track Performer
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Track Performer
Jimmy Robinson Piano
Charles Burbank Tenor Saxophone
Coy "Hot Shot" Love Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmy & Walter Track Performer
Dave Myers Guitar
Jimmy Harris Trumpet
Little Walter & His Night Cats Track Performer
Jimmy Rogers & His Trio Track Performer
Walter "Kid" Smith Guitar
William Johnson Alto Saxophone
Johnny Ray Allen Bass
Harold Johnson Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Pee Wee Crayton Composer
Slim Harpo Composer
Junior Wells Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
Ralph Bass Producer
Denny Bruce Producer
Samuel Charters Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Bob Fisher Remastering
Voyle Gilmore Producer
Mel London Composer
Philippe Rault Producer
Dick Shurman Liner Notes
Billy Vera Liner Notes
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Composer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Glenn Parsons Logo Design
Billy Moore Composer
Alan Govenar Liner Notes
Jules Taub Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Leona Blackman Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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