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Essential Blues, Vol. 3

Essential Blues, Vol. 3

Two-disc set of blues recordings that makes the "essential" in the title a very arguable point indeed, unless you consider Junior Wells doing the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" and Taj Mahal doing "Honky Tonk Women" must-haves for the collection. The rest of the set features


Two-disc set of blues recordings that makes the "essential" in the title a very arguable point indeed, unless you consider Junior Wells doing the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" and Taj Mahal doing "Honky Tonk Women" must-haves for the collection. The rest of the set features notable contributions from Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, Professor Longhair, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Rogers, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, T-Bone Walker, and Bobby Bland. There are also less essential contributions from Robert Cray, Charles Brown, Johnny Adams, Otis Rush and others that tip the scales in the opposite direction. This isn't a bad collection, necessarily, but there are overall far better collections out there to spend your money on.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luther Allison   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bobby "Blue" Bland   Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Branch   Harmonica
Lonnie Brooks   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Charles Brown   Organ,Piano,Vocals
James Cotton   Harmonica
Robert Cray   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Willie Dixon   Bass
Lloyd Glenn   Piano
John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Mississippi John Hurt   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Casey Jones   Drums
Little Walter   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Rod Piazza   Harmonica
Jimmy Reed   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Taj Mahal   Dobro,Vocals,Track Performer
Eddie Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Walter "Wolfman" Washington   Guitar
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Dr. John   Organ,Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Duke Robillard   Guitar
Maurice White   Drums
Ruth Brown   Vocals,Track Performer
David Torkanowsky   Keyboards
Maria Muldaur   Vocals,Track Performer
Amos Garrett   Guitar
David Hines   Trumpet
Bob Margolin   Guitar
T-Bone Walker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Lockwood   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
R.L. Burnside   Track Performer
Herlin Riley   Drums
Junior Kimbrough   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Ward   Track Performer
Wessell Anderson   Alto Saxophone
Johnny Adams   Vocals,Track Performer
Morris Bechamin   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Below   Drums
Thomas Bingham   Rhythm Guitar
John Boudreaux   Drums
Oscar Lee Bradley   Drums
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Teddy Buckner   Trumpet
Garry Burnside   Bass
Little Milton   Vocals,Track Performer
Bobby Campo   Flute,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Danny Caron   Guitar
Leonard Caston   Guitar
Francis Clay   Drums
Cranston Clements   Guitar
Richard Cousins   Bass
David   Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Edwards   Bass
Herman V. Ernest   Drums
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Guitar
Harold Floyd   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Bobby Forrester   Piano,Hammond Organ
Sonny Freeman   Drums
Ron Harris   Rhythm Guitar
Bill Harvey   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Eddie Hines   Trombone
Leroy Hodges   Bass Guitar
Michael Holmes   Organ,Piano
Lightnin' Hopkins   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Steve Howard   Trumpet
Steve Hunt   Bass
Earnest Johnson   Bass
Jacqueline Johnson   Background Vocals
Craig Klein   Trombone
Waldo LaTowsky   Drums
Bob Levis   Guitar
Professor Longhair   Vocals,Track Performer
Kenny Malone   Drums
Delfeayo Marsalis   Trombone
Earl May   Acoustic Bass
Coco Montoya   Guitar
Muddy Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Odie Payne   Drums
Dave Olson   Drums
Richard Payne   Bass
Earl Phillips   Drums
George Porter   Bass
Jacquelyn Reddick   Background Vocals
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Otis Rush   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill "Foots" Samuel   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Louis Satterfield   Bass
Gene Schwartz   Bass Guitar
Chris Severin   Bass
Gerald Sims   Guitar
James Singleton   Bass
Lester Snell   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Clifford Solomon   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Tambourine
Jim Spake   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Otis Spann   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Charles Stepney   Piano
Bill Stuve   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Bill Swartz   Drums
Dennis Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Harlan Terson   Bass
Scott Thompson   Trumpet
Michael Toles   Guitar
Tom Morgan   Guitar
John Touchy   Trombone
Luther Tucker   Guitar
Dennis Walker   Bass
Rob Waters   Keyboards
Ernest Williamson   Hammond Organ
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Vocals,Track Performer
Dale Wilson   Guitar
Mighty Joe Young   Guitar
Ernest Youngblood   Tenor Saxophone
Junior Watson   Guitar
Tony Z   Hammond Organ
Charlie Miller   Trumpet
Bumps Myers   Tenor Saxophone
Honey Piazza   Piano
Corey Harris   Steel Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Alvin Youngblood Hart   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Rick Trolsen   Trombone
Dave Smith   Bass
Ed Petersen   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Kemnitz   Washtub Bass
Jimmy Weber   Trumpet
Andrew Stephens   Bass
Barney Floyd   Trumpet
Spencer Donnell   Drums
Robert Smith   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Smith   Drums
Steve Potts   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Producer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Rod Piazza   Producer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Brook Benton   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Producer
Joe Assunto   Producer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Scott Billington   Producer
Bruce Bromberg   Producer
Roy Byrd   Composer
Leonard Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
David   Horn Arrangements
David Farrell   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Hammond Scott   Producer
Karl Emil Knudsen   Producer
Jay Newland   Producer
Otis Rush   Producer
John Snyder   Producer
Jim Spake   Horn Arrangements
Scott Thompson   Horn Arrangements
Dennis Walker   Producer
Rob Murray   Producer
Bill Wasserzieher   Liner Notes
Ray Alden   Engineer
Thomas R. Leavens   Reissue Producer
Steve Devick   Executive Producer
Robert Palmer   Producer,Engineer
Pennie Moore   Cover Design
Bobby Stevenson   Composer
Tee Terry   Composer
Mabel Cordle   Composer
Mark Alano   Art Direction
Jerry Fuller   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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