Essential Blues, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • Label: HOUSE OF BLUES
  • UPC: 751416145129
  • Catalog Number: 1451

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Can't Always Get What You Want (4:37)
  2. 2 Got My Mojo Working (2:50)
  3. 3 You Fired Yourself (4:28)
  4. 4 Chicago Bound - Jimmy Rogers (2:20)
  5. 5 Up and Down World (4:48)
  6. 6 I Need You So Bad - Magic Sam (4:50)
  7. 7 Jinx Blues (3:17)
  8. 8 Farther Up the Road - Bill Harvey (2:59)
  9. 9 I Don't Know (2:27)
  10. 10 Stormy Monday (3:03)
  11. 11 My Babe (2:42)
  12. 12 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (5:54)
  13. 13 I'm in the Mood (2:45)
  14. 14 Shake 'Em on Down (4:48)
  15. 15 Corrina, Corrina (1:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Toe Hold - Robert Ward (3:41)
  2. 2 Voodoo Daddy (4:45)
  3. 3 We're Gonna Make It (2:41)
  4. 4 Change Of Heart, Change Of Mind (3:49)
  5. 5 Keep Your Hands Out Of My Pocket (2:51)
  6. 6 Screamin' & Hollerin' the Blues (2:45)
  7. 7 You Got Me Dizzy (2:53)
  8. 8 I Don't Know (5:38)
  9. 9 Katie Mae (3:00)
  10. 10 Best of Me (4:31)
  11. 11 Driving Wheel (2:39)
  12. 12 Go to the Mardi Gras (2:39)
  13. 13 Honky Tonk Women - Taj Mahal (4:40)
  14. 14 C Jam Blues (3:10)
  15. 15 Fool's Paradise (4:51)
  16. 16 Meet Me In The City (6:49)
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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 Jr. 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 II Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Edwards Bass
Herman V. Ernest III 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 Jr. Drums
Dave Olson Drums
Richard Payne Bass
Earl Phillips Drums
George Porter Jr. 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 Jr. 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 Jr. 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 II 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
Tom Coyne Mastering
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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