Earwig 16th Anniversary Sampler

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Earwig was founded in 1979 by Michael Robert Frank, and it quickly become one of the top blues labels, recording artists based on the quality of their music rather than on sales potential. To celebrate Earwig's 16th anniversary, this 18-song collection of music from the label's catalog was put out in 1995. There is impressive variety on the single CD, with the settings ranging from Little Brother Montgomery's solo piano to rockish blues groups and everything in between. The selections were well chosen, and although sticking to the blues (no Motown, R&B, or soul music here), the disc shows the wide variety of music that appeared in the 1980s and '90s in the blues world. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Earwig was founded in 1979 by Michael Robert Frank, and it quickly become one of the top blues labels, recording artists based on the quality of their music rather than on sales potential. To celebrate Earwig's 16th anniversary, this 18-song collection of music from the label's catalog was put out in 1995. There is impressive variety on the single CD, with the settings ranging from Little Brother Montgomery's solo piano to rockish blues groups and everything in between. The selections were well chosen, and although sticking to the blues (no Motown, R&B, or soul music here), the disc shows the wide variety of music that appeared in the 1980s and '90s in the blues world. Overall, this CD gives one an excellent overview of some of the treasures in the Earwig catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/1995
  • Label: Earwig
  • UPC: 739788493321
  • Catalog Number: 4933
  • Sales rank: 195,987

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jelly Roll King - The Jelly Roll Kings (2:20)
  2. 2 Lightnin' Struck the Poor House (4:40)
  3. 3 Hair Like a Horse's Mane (3:27)
  4. 4 Oil Man (3:52)
  5. 5 Be Careful How You Vote (3:35)
  6. 6 I'm Gonna Build My Bed on the Bottom of the Deep Blue Sea (2:58)
  7. 7 Bottom of the Harp (4:32)
  8. 8 Wes Cide Bluze (4:59)
  9. 9 Eyes Full of Tears (3:21)
  10. 10 When the Blues Hit You (4:26)
  11. 11 Cairo - James "Son" Thomas (5:27)
  12. 12 Shake Your Apple Tree - H-Bomb Ferguson (4:02)
  13. 13 Past, Present, and Future (6:52)
  14. 14 Stick Candy (2:30)
  15. 15 Better Know What You Runnin' From (3:24)
  16. 16 Come Here Mama (2:37)
  17. 17 Young Girl (3:38)
  18. 18 Sittin' Here Wonderin' (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Frost Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, farfisa organ
Big Walter Horton Harmonica
Big Jack Johnson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Floyd Jones Bass
Little Brother Montgomery Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Louis Myers Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Eddie Taylor Guitar
The Jelly Roll Kings Track Performer
H-Bomb Ferguson Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Big Leon Brooks Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Freund Guitar
Jimmy Dawkins Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Homesick James Williamson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Louisiana Red Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Lockwood Jr. Guitar
John Primer Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Little Willie Anderson Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Lurrie Bell Guitar
Lester Davenport Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Carey Bell Harmonica
Fred Below Drums
Aron Burton Bass, Vocals, Track Performer
Larry Burton Guitar
Sam Burton Drums
Sam Carr Drums
Marty Charters Guitar
Robert Covington Drums, Background Vocals
David Honeyboy Edwards Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Ferguson Piano, Vocals
Bill Flynn Rhythm Guitar
Johnny B. Gayden Bass
Barrelhouse Chuck Goering Piano
Fred Grady Drums
James Herndon Drums
Mervyn "Harmonica" Hinds Harmonica
Nick Holt Bass
Sammy Lawhorn Rhythm Guitar
Lovie Lee Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Eddie Lusk Keyboards
Iverson Minter Guitar, Vocals
Eurreal Montgomery Piano, Vocals
Eric Neuhausser Saxophone
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Pinetop Perkins Piano
Michael Ray Drums
Sunnyland Slim Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
John Smith Bass
Carl Snyder Keyboards
Bob Stroger Bass
Douglas Watson Bass
Keenath Malachi Williams Drums
Willie Black Bass
Eddie Watson Piano, Vocals
Willie Anderson Harmonica, Vocals
Ray Scott Drums
Pat Hall Keyboards
Sam Burckhardt Tenor Saxophone
Jim Brewer Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Leon Brooks Harmonica, Vocals
Tino Cortez Drums
Chuck Goering Piano
Eddie Butler Rhythm Guitar
Kansas City Red Drums, Vocals, Track Performer
Ernest Roy Drums
Walter Roy Bass
John "BJ John" Smith Bass
Willie Black Bass
Billy Flynn Rhythm Guitar
Joe Poston Drums
Will Davis Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Little Brother Montgomery Producer
Michael Robert Frank Producer, Liner Notes
Lovie Lee Producer
Eurreal Montgomery Producer
Jan Montgomery Producer
Sunnyland Slim Producer
George Hansen Illustrations
Bob Corritore Producer
George Hanson Cover Design
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