House of Blues: Essential Chicago Blues

House of Blues: Essential Chicago Blues

     
 
"Essential' is a subjective word, but this two disc set certainly contains some pretty great blues performances sandwiched in between the just passable ones. On the plus side, there are classics aboard from Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Little Walter, Hound Dog

Overview

"Essential' is a subjective word, but this two disc set certainly contains some pretty great blues performances sandwiched in between the just passable ones. On the plus side, there are classics aboard from Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Little Walter, Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters (the rarer alternate take of "Hoochie Coochie Man"), J.B. Lenoir, Buddy Guy, Willie Mabon, Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, J.B. Hutto, Eddie Taylor, Earl Hooker, and Big John Wrencher. On the debit side, there are re-cuts by Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Billy Boy Arnold, Hubert Sumlin, and so-so tracks from Son Seals, Carey Bell, Pinetop Perkins, Eddy Clearwater, Eddie C. Campbell, Jimmy Dawkins, John Primer, James Cotton, and Koko Taylor. This is a pretty good little collection if you can overlook about half of it.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/1997
Label:
HOUSE OF BLUES
UPC:
0751416128023
catalogNumber:
1280

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. It Must Have Been the Devil
  2. Before You Accuse Me
  3. Don't Stay Out All Night
  4. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
  5. Sad Hours
  6. On My Knees
  7. See Me In The Evening
  8. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
  9. Mama Talk to Your Daughter
  10. Sit and Cry (The Blues)
  11. Borrow Your Love
  12. I Cried Like a Baby
  13. I Don't Know
  14. Double Trouble
  15. Born Blind
  16. Five Long Years

Disc 2

  1. Spoonful
  2. Messin' With The Kid
  3. Smokestack Lightning
  4. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
  5. Hush Hush
  6. Bad Dream
  7. Too Much Alcohol
  8. She's Nineteen Years Old
  9. I Don't Want No Woman
  10. Little Angel Child
  11. Sitting on Top of the World
  12. Bad Boy
  13. Superharp
  14. Anna Lee
  15. Maxwell Street Alley Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Track Performer
Eddie Boyd   Track Performer
Eddie C. Campbell   Track Performer
James Cotton   Track Performer
Willie Dixon   Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Track Performer
Earl Hooker   Track Performer
Little Walter   Track Performer
Willie Mabon   Track Performer
Jimmy Reed   Track Performer
Son Seals   Track Performer
Eddie Taylor   Track Performer
Hound Dog Taylor   Track Performer
Koko Taylor   Track Performer
Junior Wells   Track Performer
Big John Wrencher   Track Performer
Jimmy Dawkins   Track Performer
John Primer   Track Performer
Carey Bell   Track Performer
Bo Diddley   Track Performer
Howlin' Wolf   Track Performer
J.B. Hutto   Track Performer
Muddy Waters   Track Performer
Pinetop Perkins   Track Performer
Otis Rush   Track Performer
Otis Spann   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Walter Vinson   Composer
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Conni Treantafeles   Art Direction
Thomas R. Leavens   Reissue Producer
Steve Devick   Executive Producer
Pennie Moore   Art Direction

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