Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey

Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey

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The history of the blues is so rich and varied that even a five-CD box set can't cover it all, but this comprehensive collection gives a mighty fine overview nonetheless. From the beginnings of the music (in its recorded form, that is) to contemporary artists still in love with the blues, A Musical Journey does a welcome job of demonstrating both the beauty andSee more details below

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The history of the blues is so rich and varied that even a five-CD box set can't cover it all, but this comprehensive collection gives a mighty fine overview nonetheless. From the beginnings of the music (in its recorded form, that is) to contemporary artists still in love with the blues, A Musical Journey does a welcome job of demonstrating both the beauty and the durability of one of America’s greatest gifts to the world. Dip in anywhere, and you find gems, be they early masterpieces (Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues”), venerable Chicago Blues numbers (Muddy Waters’s "(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man”), blues rock classics (Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House"), present-day tributes (Cassandra Wilson’s “Vietnam Blues”), and all manner of blues styles in between. The list of significant artists becomes dizzying: Son House, Elmore James, Louis Armstrong, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Turner, Elvis Presley, B. B. King, just to name a handful. A taste of each will be enough to turn any neophyte listener into a blues lover for sure.

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This five-disc, 116-track box set presents a sweeping history of the blues from its emergence in the early 1900s clear through to its various contemporary guises, and includes samples of country blues in all of its regional variations, as well as cuts from string bands, jug bands, jazz combos, gritty Chicago blues outfits, and a look at how rock artists like Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix incorporated the blues into their distinctive styles. Intelligently gathered and arranged, it treats the blues both from a historical perspective and from a working assumption that the form is still alive and well, continually morphing and transforming itself. There simply isn't a better or deeper survey of the blues on the market.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2003
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0044003952324
catalogNumber:
000039302

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Shortnin'/Henduck @@Turner, Othar & The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
  2. Long John  -  Lightning & Group
  3. Crazy Blues  - Mamie Smith
  4. St. Louis Blues  - W.C. Handy
  5. Muddy Water  - Bessie Smith
  6. Match Box Blues  - Blind Lemon Jefferson
  7. Billy Lyons & Stack-O-Lee  - Furry Lewis
  8. "Ma" Rainey's Black Bottom  - Ma Rainey
  9. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground  - Blind Willie Johnson
  10. Savoy Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  11. Downtown Blues  - Frank Stokes
  12. Frankie  - Mississippi John Hurt
  13. Fishin' Blues  - Henry Thomas
  14. How Long, How Long Blues  - Leroy Carr
  15. Canned Heat Blues  - Tommy Johnson
  16. Statesboro Blues  - Blind Willie McTell
  17. It's Tight Like That  - Tampa Red
  18. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie  - Pinetop Smith
  19. Guitar Blues  - Lonnie Johnson
  20. Pony Blues  - Charley Patton
  21. Diddie Wah Diddie  - Blind Blake
  22. K.C. Moan  -  Memphis Jug Band
  23. Standin' on the Corner  - Jimmie Rodgers
  24. Sitting on Top of the World  -  Mississippi Sheiks
  25. Preachin' the Blues  - Son House

Disc 2

  1. Devil Got My Woman  - Skip James
  2. C.C. Rider
  3. Baby Please Don't Go  - Big Joe Williams
  4. Dirty Mother for You  - Roosevelt Sykes
  5. Billie's Blues  - Billie Holiday
  6. Cross Road Blues  - Robert Johnson
  7. Good Mornin' Little School Girl  - Sonny Boy Williamson
  8. Shake 'Em on Down  - Bukka White
  9. Roll 'Em Pete  - Joe Turner
  10. Catfish Blues  - Robert Petway
  11. Going to Chicago Blues  -  Count Basie Orchestra
  12. Key to the Highway  - Big Bill Broonzy
  13. Me and My Chauffeur Blues  - Memphis Minnie
  14. Worried Life Blues  - Big Maceo Merriweather
  15. Cross Cut Saw Blues  -  Tommy McClennon
  16. Evil Gal Blues  - Dinah Washington
  17. Strange Things Happening Everyday  - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  18. Honeydripper, Pt. 1  - Joe Liggins
  19. Driftin' Blues  -  Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
  20. Let the Good Times Roll  - Louis Jordan
  21. That's All Right Mama  - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
  22. Call It Stormy Monday  - T-Bone Walker
  23. Good Rockin' Tonight  - Wynonie Harris
  24. Ain't Nobody's Business, Pt. 1  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  25. Double Crossing Blues  -  Johnny Otis Quintette

Disc 3

  1. Mother Earth  -  Johnny Otis Quintette
  2. Please Send Me Someone to Love  - Percy Mayfield
  3. Rocket 88  - Jackie Brenston
  4. Dust My Broom  - Elmore James
  5. No More Doggin'  - Rosco Gordon
  6. Juke  - Little Walter
  7. Hound Dog  - Big Mama Thornton
  8. Reconsider Baby  - Lowell Fulson
  9. The Things That I Used to Do  - Guitar Slim
  10. In the Night  - Professor Longhair
  11. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man  - Muddy Waters
  12. Eisenhower Blues  - J.B. Lenoir
  13. Blue Monday  - Fats Domino
  14. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)  - Ray Charles
  15. I Hear You Knocking  - Smiley Lewis
  16. Mystery Train  - Elvis Presley
  17. Don't Start Me to Talkin'  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]
  18. Smokestack Lightnin'  - Howlin' Wolf
  19. Who Do You Love?  - Bo Diddley
  20. I'm a King Bee  - Slim Harpo
  21. Johnny B. Goode  - Chuck Berry
  22. Farther Up the Road  - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  23. So Many Roads, So Many Trains  - Otis Rush
  24. First Time I Met the Blues  - Buddy Guy
  25. Big Boss Man  - Jimmy Reed

Disc 4

  1. Hide Away  - Freddie King
  2. Drivin' Wheel  - Junior Parker
  3. Boom Boom  - John Lee Hooker
  4. Frosty  - Albert Collins
  5. You Can't Lose What You Never Had  - Muddy Waters
  6. Killing Floor  - Howlin' Wolf
  7. Death Letter Blues  - Son House
  8. You Gotta Have  - Mississippi Fred McDowell
  9. Highway 61 Revisited  - Bob Dylan
  10. Hoodoo Man Blues  - Junior Wells
  11. Wang Dang Doodle  - Koko Taylor
  12. All Your Love  -  John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
  13. I've Got a Mind to Give Up Livin'  -  Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  14. Red House  - Jimi Hendrix
  15. Born Under a Bad Sign  - Albert King
  16. Mama Talk to Your Daughter  - Magic Sam
  17. Tell Mama  - Etta James
  18. I Ain't Superstitious  -  Jeff Beck Group
  19. She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule to Ride)  - Taj Mahal
  20. Black Magic Woman  -  Fleetwood Mac
  21. One Good Man  - Janis Joplin

Disc 5

  1. The Thrill Is Gone  - B.B. King
  2. Dallas  - Johnny Winter
  3. Have You Ever Loved a Woman  -  Derek & the Dominos
  4. Give Me Back My Wig  - Hound Dog Taylor
  5. One Way Out  -  Allman Brothers Band
  6. Down Home Blues  - Z.Z. Hill
  7. Pride and Joy  -  Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  8. Smoking Gun  - Robert Cray
  9. Tuff Enuff  -  Fabulous Thunderbirds
  10. I'm in the Mood  - Bonnie Raitt
  11. Timbarma  - Ali Farka Touré
  12. Am I Wrong?
  13. Cherry Red Wine  - Luther Allison
  14. Bill  - Peggy Scott-Adams
  15. Just Won't Burn  - Susan Tedeschi
  16. Voodoo Music  -  Lobos
  17. Round & Round  - Bonnie Raitt
  18. Vietnam Blues  - Cassandra Wilson
  19. I Pity the Fool  - Shemekia Copeland
  20. Sweet Home Chicago  - Corey Harris

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