Blues Story [Shout! Factory]

Blues Story [Shout! Factory]

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Blues Story opens with the wonderful, lazy horns of Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues" and ends on the edge of rock & roll with Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog." In between are dozens of classic old blues tracks, including Tommy Johnson's brightSee more details below


Blues Story opens with the wonderful, lazy horns of Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues" and ends on the edge of rock & roll with Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog." In between are dozens of classic old blues tracks, including Tommy Johnson's bright but desperate signature tune, "Canned Heat Blues," T-Bone Walker's "Call It Stormy Monday" (with its famous line, "The eagle flies on Friday"), Elmore James' "Dust My Broom," Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man" (with the equally famous line, "He's just tall, that's all"), and Louis Jordan's jump blues standard, "Caldonia." One of Skip James' finest performances is also here, "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues," as well as Bukka White's autobiographical and driving "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues." It is extremely difficult to give the fabled story of the blues its fair due in just under 40 tracks, but this collection does a marvelous job, and functions as a varied and well-balanced history of one of America's most important musical styles.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Shout Factory


Disc 1

  1. Crazy Blues  - Mamie Smith
  2. Match Box Blues  - Blind Lemon Jefferson
  3. Police Dog Blues  - Blind Blake
  4. Yonder Comes the Blues  - Ma Rainey
  5. Screamin' and Hollerin' Blues  - Charley Patton
  6. Canned Heat Blues  - Tommy Johnson
  7. St. Louis Blues  - Bessie Smith
  8. Walking Blues  - Son House
  9. How Long  - Pinetop Perkins
  10. Take a Walk With Me  - Robert Lockwood
  11. She Brought Life Back to the Dead  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]
  12. Reconsider Baby  - Lowell Fulson
  13. Caldonia  - Louis Jordan
  14. Shake, Rattle & Roll  - Big Joe Turner
  15. Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean  - Ruth Brown
  16. Okie Dokie Stomp  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  17. Call It Stormy Monday  - T-Bone Walker
  18. Every Day I Have the Blues  - B.B. King
  19. St. James Infirmary  - Bobby "Blue" Bland

Disc 2

  1. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man  - Muddy Waters
  2. Rollin' and Tumblin', Pt. 1  - Little Johnny Walter
  3. Dust My Broom  - Elmore James
  4. The Things I Used to Do  - Guitar Slim
  5. Wang Dang Doodle  - Koko Taylor
  6. Big Boss Man  - Jimmy Reed
  7. How Many More Years  - Howlin' Wolf
  8. Three Times a Fool  - Otis Rush
  9. The First Time I Met the Blues  - Buddy Guy
  10. You're Gonna Have a Murder on Your Hands  - Little Milton
  11. Born Under a Bad Sign  - Albert King
  12. Shake 'Em on Down  - Mississippi Fred McDowell
  13. I Can't Be Satisfied  - Big Bill Broonzy
  14. Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues  - Skip James
  15. Samson & Delilah  - Rev. Gary Davis
  16. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues  - Bukka White
  17. Candy Man Blues  - Mississippi John Hurt
  18. Boom Boom  - John Lee Hooker
  19. Hound Dog  - Big Mama Thornton

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Bobby "Blue" Bland   Contributor
Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer,Contributor
Guitar Slim   Composer
Buddy Guy   Contributor
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Mississippi John Hurt   Composer,Contributor
Skip James   Composer
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Composer,Contributor
Little Walter   Contributor
Memphis Slim   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer,Contributor
Bessie Smith   Contributor
Mamie Smith   Composer,Contributor
Koko Taylor   Contributor
Big Mama Thornton   Contributor
Bukka White   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Ruth Brown   Contributor
Louis Jordan   Contributor
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer,Contributor
Robert Lockwood   Composer,Contributor
Herb Lance   Composer
Blind Blake   Contributor
Ma Rainey   Contributor
Bonita Butter   Contributor
Little Milton   Contributor
Peter Chatman   Composer
Leonard Chess   Contributor
Pluma Davis   Composer
Bob Fisher   Remastering
Elmore James   Composer,Contributor
Robert Johnson   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Albert King   Composer
Jay Levy   Producer
Eurreal Montgomery   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer,Contributor
Jim O'Neal   Producer,Liner Notes
Otis Rush   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Aaron Walker   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Contributor
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Richard Foos   Producer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Traci Swartz   Artwork
Vickie Ragsdale   Licensing
Brown   Composer
Johnny Wallace   Composer
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones   Composer
Fleecy Moore   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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