Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955

Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955


Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-55 is an eight-disc, 211-track collection covering Mercury's first decade as a label. Each of the four discs is arranged thematically according to region -- East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and Southwest -- and each features a number of blues and R&B classics, including cuts from ProfessorSee more details below


Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-55 is an eight-disc, 211-track collection covering Mercury's first decade as a label. Each of the four discs is arranged thematically according to region -- East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and Southwest -- and each features a number of blues and R&B classics, including cuts from Professor Longhair, Johnny Otis, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Dinah Washington, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Big Bill Broonzy. 22 unreleased performances are mixed into the compilation, making the set enticing for collectors, but the main value of Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-55 is as a concise overview of one of the most influential R&B labels in history.

Product Details

Release Date:
Polygram Records


Disc 1

  1. It's Just the Blues  -  Four Jumps of Jive
  2. Bedroom Blues  - Albert Ammons
  3. Buzz Me  - Albert Ammons
  4. My Baby Left Me  - T-Bone Walker
  5. Come Back to Me Baby Blues  - T-Bone Walker
  6. She Is Going to Ruin Me  - T-Bone Walker
  7. Joy Juice  - Dinah Washington
  8. If It's Good  - Julia Lee
  9. Show Me Missouri Blues  - Julia Lee
  10. Dream Lucky Blues  - Julia Lee
  11. Doin' the Boogie Woogie  - Mildred Anderson
  12. Suitcase Blues  - Albert Ammons  - Mildred Anderson
  13. Tell Your Best Friend Nothing  - Myra Taylor
  14. Railroad Porter's Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  15. Gonna Send You Where I Got You From  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  16. Hold That Money  - Earl Coleman
  17. I'm in My Sins This Morning  - Myra Taylor
  18. Booted  - Myra Taylor
  19. Long John Blues  - Dinah Washington
  20. (I'm A) Wonderin' Man  - Big Bill Broonzy
  21. I Love My Whiskey  - Big Bill Broonzy
  22. You've Been Mistreating Me  - Big Bill Broonzy
  23. I Stay Blue All the Time  - Big Bill Broonzy
  24. Water Coast Blues  - Big Bill Broonzy
  25. Shame on You Baby  - St. Louis Jimmy
  26. I'm Not Satisfied  - St. Louis Jimmy

Disc 2

  1. Mud Kickin' Woman  -  Sunnyland Slim & His Sunny Boys
  2. Evertime I Get to Drinkin'  -  Sunnyland Slim & His Sunny Boys
  3. Train Is Comin'  - Memphis Slim
  4. The Question  - Memphis Slim
  5. I'm a Good Rockin' Daddy  - Ray Snead
  6. Drivin' Me Mad  - Memphis Slim
  7. Never Let Me Love  - Memphis Slim
  8. Train Time  - Memphis Slim
  9. Blue Evening  - Memphis Slim
  10. Get Back (Black, Brown and White)  - Big Bill Broonzy
  11. Willie Mae Blues  - Big Bill Broonzy
  12. I Know She Will  - Big Bill Broonzy
  13. Leavin' Day  - Big Bill Broonzy
  14. Southbound Train  - Big Bill Broonzy
  15. Tomorrow  - Big Bill Broonzy
  16. You Changed  - Big Bill Broonzy
  17. I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Hole  - Robert Lockwood
  18. Dust My Broom  - Robert Lockwood
  19. Glory for Man  - Robert Lockwood
  20. My Daily Wish  - Robert Lockwood
  21. No Mail Blues  - Memphis Slim
  22. You're Gonna Need My Help Someday  - Memphis Slim
  23. Ain't Nothing But a Child  -  Sunnyland Slim & His Trio
  24. Brown Skinned Woman  -  Sunnyland Slim & His Trio
  25. Hit the Road Again  -  Sunnyland Slim & His Trio
  26. Gin Drinkin' Baby  -  Sunnyland Slim & His Trio
  27. Leap Year Blues  -  Sax Mallard & His Orchestra

Disc 3

  1. Garfield Avenue Boogie  -  Jay McShann & His Orchestra
  2. Crown Prince Blues  -  Jay McShann & His Orchestra
  3. Shipyard Woman Blues  -  Jay McShann & His Orchestra
  4. W.B. Blues  -  Jay McShann & His Orchestra
  5. Sloppy Drunk  -  Jay McShann & His Orchestra
  6. Lovin' a Beggar  -  Jay McShann & His Orchestra
  7. Miss Lollipop's Confession  - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy
  8. Love Troubles  - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy
  9. Baby Get Wise  - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy
  10. Byrd's Blues  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  11. Her Mind Is Gone  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  12. Bald Head  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  13. Hey Now Baby  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  14. Oh Well  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  15. Boogie's the Thing  - George Miller
  16. She Won't Leave No More  - Little Joe Gaines
  17. Mercury Boogie  - Hosie Dwine Craven
  18. Hadacol Bounce  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  19. Longhair Stomp  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  20. Been Fooling Around  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  21. Between the Night and Day (In the Wee Wee Hours)  -  Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers
  22. Streetwalkin' Daddy  - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy
  23. A Job for a Jockey  - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy
  24. Still My Little Angel Child  - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy
  25. Cloudy Weather Blues  - Preacher Lee Graves
  26. Sixty Years and a Day  - Preacher Lee Graves

Disc 4

  1. Papa Said Yes, Mama Said No, No, No  - Preacher Lee Graves
  2. I'm from Texas  - Preacher Lee Graves
  3. Sittin' Here Wonderin'  - Luther "Rocky" Stoneham
  4. January 11, 1949 Blues  - Luther "Rocky" Stoneham
  5. I Don't Want No Woman  - L.C. Williams
  6. Louise  - L.C. Williams
  7. I Don't Like to Travel  - L.C. Williams
  8. Miss Georgia  - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg
  9. She's Always on My Mind  - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg
  10. Dirty Mistreater  - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg
  11. I'm Looking for My Baby  - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg
  12. (All Alone) I Sit and Cry  - Violet Hall
  13. Six Foot Papa (I'm a Whole Lot of Woman)  - Violet Hall
  14. Got a Mean Woman  - John Hogg
  15. Why Did You Leave Me?  - John Hogg
  16. Sad News from Korea  - Lightnin' Hopkins
  17. Let Me Fly Your Kite  - Lightnin' Hopkins
  18. Gone with the Wind  - Lightnin' Hopkins
  19. She's Almost Dead  - Lightnin' Hopkins
  20. (In Love with A) Married Woman Blues  - Elmore Nixon
  21. Playboy Blues  - Elmore Nixon
  22. Cave Man Blues  - Elmore Nixon
  23. Million Dollar Blues  - Elmore Nixon
  24. Ain't It a Shame  - Lightnin' Hopkins
  25. Crazy 'bout My Baby  - Lightnin' Hopkins

Disc 5

  1. Ernestine  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  2. Roll on Katy  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  3. Voodoo Woman Blues  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  4. I Want a Little Girl  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  5. Bar Fly Blues  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  6. Please Stop Playing Those Blues, Boy  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  7. All My Geets Are Gone  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  8. Strange Woman Blues  -  Jay McShann & His Orchestra
  9. Bowlegged Boogie  - Vivian Green
  10. He's the Man (He's Tall and Cool)  - Vivian Green
  11. Red Light  - Vivian Green
  12. When a Man Has the Blues  - Smiley Turner
  13. Lonely Boy Blues  - Smiley Turner
  14. Beer Drinking Baby  - Billy Valentine
  15. What's Good for One's Good for All  - Chuck Norris
  16. Kinda Sick, Mostly Worried  - Chuck Norris
  17. Hey Everybody  - Chuck Norris
  18. I'd Rather Be Like a Hermit  -  Austin McCoy & His Combo
  19. High School Baby  - Frankie Ervin  -  Austin McCoy & His Combo
  20. West Coast Lover  - Big Jim Wynn
  21. Dog House Blues  - Big Jim Wynn
  22. Just Kiss Me Once (And You'll Be Back)  - Meredith Howard
  23. Worrying Blues  - Ike Lloyd
  24. Boogie on the 88  - Ike Lloyd
  25. I Only Want Your Love  - Ike Lloyd
  26. West Coast Blues  - J.D. Edwards
  27. Mama Does the Boogie (Washington Ave. Boogie)  -  Red Johnson & His Orchestra

Disc 6

  1. Call Operator 210  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  2. Baby Baby Blues  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  3. Gypsy Blues  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  4. Sugar, Sugar  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  5. Last Mile  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  6. The Candle's Burning Low  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  7. The Love Bug Boogie (That's the Way It's Gonna Be)  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  8. Brown Skin Butterball  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  9. The Game Is Over  -  Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
  10. Keep Your Hand on Your Heart  - Pat Valdelar
  11. Rock Me Baby  - Pat Valdelar
  12. Boogie the Blues  - Ray Johnson
  13. House of Blues  - Ray Johnson
  14. I'll Never Let You Go  - Ray Johnson
  15. Smilin' Blues  - Ray Johnson
  16. Something's Wrong  - Herbert "Woo Woo" Moore
  17. Five Long Letters  - Herbert "Woo Woo" Moore
  18. Unlucky Man  - Mel Walker
  19. My Baby  - Mel Walker
  20. Another Sad Night  - Mel Walker
  21. Feelin' Mighty Lonesome  - Mel Walker
  22. I Have Decided  - Mel Walker
  23. They Were Doing the Mambo  -  Joe Liggins & His Orchestra
  24. Honeydrippin' Daddy  -  Joe Liggins & His Orchestra
  25. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah  -  Joe Liggins & His Orchestra
  26. In My Neighborhood  - Rollee McGill
  27. Rhythm Rockin' Blues  - Rollee McGill

Disc 7

  1. Jockey Blues  - Bill Samuels
  2. Cherry Red  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  3. Somebody's Gotta Go  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  4. Too Many Women Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  5. Just a Dream (On My Mind)  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  6. I Like to Be Home Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  7. Cleanhead Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  8. When a Woman Loves Her Juice  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  9. Kidney Stew Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  10. King for a Day Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  11. Old Maid Boogie  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  12. Jet Propelled Papa  - Helen Humes
  13. Hey, Sister Lucy!  -  Trenier Twins
  14. When I Get Drunk  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  15. Oil Man Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  16. Ever-Ready Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  17. Have You Ever Missed Your Baby?  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  18. Some Women Do  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  19. Alimony Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  20. I Took the Front Door in (I Took the Backdoor Out)  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  21. Record Ban Blues  - Dinah Washington
  22. Good Daddy Blues  - Dinah Washington
  23. Baby Get Lost  - Dinah Washington
  24. Fine Fine Daddy  - Dinah Washington
  25. Please Send Me Someone to Love  - Dinah Washington
  26. Under the Viaduct (In Atlanta GA)  - Junior Tamplin
  27. Love Is a Sin  - Junior Tamplin

Disc 8

  1. Lonely Blues  - Joyce Jackson
  2. Body Rocking Daddy  - Joyce Jackson
  3. Lovin' Blues  - Joyce Jackson
  4. New Blowtop Blues  - Dinah Washington
  5. Worry, Worry, Worry  - Joe Houston
  6. Mumbles Blues  - Paul Bascomb
  7. Hittin' on Me  -  Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra
  8. Don't Give My Good Love Away  -  John Peek & the Blues Caravan
  9. Thank You  -  John Peek & the Blues Caravan
  10. The Other Side  -  John Peek & the Blues Caravan
  11. I'm Just Your Fool  -  Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra
  12. Shut Your Big Mouth (Girl)  -  Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra
  13. Sloppy Daddy Blues  - Stomp Gordon
  14. Juicy Lucy  - Stomp Gordon
  15. What's Her Whimsey, Dr. Kinsey  - Stomp Gordon
  16. Walk Around the Corner  - Stomp Gordon
  17. Short John  - Dinah Washington
  18. This Is All  - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  19. What That Is  - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  20. (She Put the) Wamee (On Me)  - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  21. Well I Tried  - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  22. Talk About Me  - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  23. Sweet and Slow  - Titus Turner
  24. Big John  - Titus Turner
  25. All Around the World  - Titus Turner
  26. Woke up This Morning  - Arthur Prysock

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Pee Wee Crayton   Guitar
Willie Dixon   Bass
Lloyd Glenn   Piano
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Memphis Slim   Piano
Johnny Otis   Track Performer
Roosevelt Sykes   Piano
Sippie Wallace   Vocals,Track Performer
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Jesse Belvin   Piano
Jack Scott   Guitar,Background Vocals
Titus Turner   Track Performer
Albert Ammons   Piano,Track Performer
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Paul Bascomb   Track Performer
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Earl Coleman   Track Performer
Buddy Collette   Tenor Saxophone
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Freddie Green   Guitar
Helen Humes   Track Performer
Budd Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Julia Lee   Track Performer
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Jay McShann   Piano
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Arthur Prysock   Vocals,Track Performer
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Earl Van Riper   Piano
Dinah Washington   Vocals,Track Performer
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Eddie Chamblee   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Hal Singer   Tenor Saxophone
Mildred Anderson   Track Performer
George Rhodes   Piano
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Willie Rodriguez   Percussion
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Dave Bartholomew   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Hadda Brooks   Piano
Walter Brown   Track Performer
Joe Houston   Track Performer
Preston Love   Alto Saxophone
Harry Jackson   Trumpet
Don Hill   Alto Saxophone
Bob Bain   Guitar
Gene Phillips   Guitar,Background Vocals
Ella Johnson   Track Performer
William Parker   Tenor Saxophone
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
T-Bone Walker   Track Performer
Robert Lockwood   Guitar
Goree Carter   Guitar
John Hardee   Tenor Saxophone
Israel Crosby   Bass
Eugene Wright   Bass
Walter Page   Bass
Jack McVea   Baritone Saxophone
Alex Atkins   Alto Saxophone
George Ballard   Drums
Leard Bell   Drums
Joe Olvier Blair   Piano
Oscar Lee Bradley   Drums
Joe Bridgewater   Trumpet
Percell Brockenborough   Tenor Saxophone
Gail Brockman   Trumpet
Ray Brown   Bass
Walter Buchanan   Bass
John Buckner   Trumpet
Bob Call   Piano
Red Callender   Bass
Bill Casimir   Tenor Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Rupert Cole   Alto Saxophone
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Leon Comegys   Trombone
Donald Cooks   Bass
Ernest "Big" Crawford   Bass
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Mario Delagarde   Bass
Salvadore Doucette   Piano
Frankie Ervin   Track Performer
Fred Ford   Baritone Saxophone
James Mtume   Piano
Panama Francis   Drums
John Frazier   Bass
Ernie Freeman   Piano
Joe Gaines   Guitar,Vocals
Herbert Gordy   Bass
Jewell L. Grant   Alto Saxophone
Henry Green   Drums
Neil Green   Tenor Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Edward Hale   Alto Saxophone
Charles Hamilton   Bass
Ricky Harper   Track Performer
Bob Harvey   Drums
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Vocals,Track Performer
Henry Hayes   Alto Saxophone
Roy Hayes   Guitar
Walter Henry   Alto Saxophone
Milt Hinton   Bass
Andrew "Smokey" Hogg   Track Performer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Track Performer
Tate Houston   Baritone Saxophone
George Hudson   Trumpet
John Hunt   Trumpet
Eddie Hutcherson   Trumpet
St. Louis Jimmy Oden   Vocals
Gus Johnson   Drums
Money Johnson   Trumpet
Ray Johnson   Track Performer
Raymond Johnson   Piano
Moody Jones   Bass
Nat Jones   Alto Saxophone
Zell Kindred   Piano
Ransom Knowling   Bass
Oscar Larkin   Drums
Pete "Guitar" Lewis   Guitar
John Lindsay   Bass
Curtis Lowe   Tenor Saxophone
George Matthews   Trombone
Willard McDaniel   Piano
George Miller   Bass,Background Vocals
Melvin Moore   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Hubert Myers   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Nelson   Guitar
Elmore Nixon   Track Performer
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Chips Outcalt   Trombone
Ike Perkins   Guitar
Roy Porter   Drums
Jesse Price   Drums
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Piano
Leroy "Batman" Rankins   Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Tom Reeves   Trumpet
Purnell Rice   Drums
Judge Riley   Drums
Raymond Ritz   Guitar
Jesse Sailes   Drums
Red Saunders   Drums
Bill Settles   Bass
Sahib Shihab   Alto Saxophone
Maurice Simon   Alto Saxophone
Robert Sims   Drums,Vocals
Sunnyland Slim   Piano
Arnett Sparrow   Trombone
Teddy Stewart   Drums
Luther "Rocky" Stoneham   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Leonard Heavy Swain   Bass
Jesse Tarrant   Trombone
Henry Taylor   Bass
Andrew Tibbs   Track Performer
Billy Valentine   Track Performer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Track Performer
James Von Streeter   Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Walker   Drums
Alfred Wallace   Drums
Greely Walton   Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Ware   Piano
George Washington   Trombone
Crown Prince Waterford   Track Performer
Mitchell "Tiny" Webb   Guitar,Horn
Elmer Whitlock   Trumpet
Williams   Drums
Devonia Williams   Organ,Piano
L.C. Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Witherspoon   Track Performer
Clarence Wright   Baritone Saxophone
Big Jim Wynn   Track Performer
Jim Wynn   Baritone Saxophone
Marl Young   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Johnny Pate   Bass
Jesse Ervin   Guitar
Willie Johnson   Piano
Lucas   Bass
Austin McCoy   Piano
Lee Pope   Tenor Saxophone
Gordon "Specs" Powell   Drums
Mel Walker   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Young   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Derrick   Alto Saxophone
Preacher Lee Graves   Track Performer
Bob Merrill   Trumpet
Ellis Hunter   Guitar
Leslie Johnakins   Baritone Saxophone
Oett "Sax" Mallard   Alto Saxophone
Rudy Martin   Piano
Terry Timmons   Vocals
John Hogg   Track Performer
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Jay McShann & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Earl Brown   Alto Saxophone
Hillard Brown   Drums
Chris Columbus   Drums
Gus Chappell   Trombone
Charles Norris   Guitar
Artie Starks   Clarinet
Don Johnson   Trumpet
Tommy Douglas   Clarinet,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Jake "Vernon" Porter   Trumpet
Raymond Taylor   Baritone Saxophone
Vooley Bastine   Trumpet
Frank Domínguez   Alto Saxophone
Nick Esposito   Guitar
Eugene Gilbeaux   Piano
Freddie Gulliver   Alto Saxophone
Lorenzo Holderness   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Konaldson   Drums
Sam Lovett   Drums
Sylvester Prysock   Tenor Saxophone
Theodore Smalls   Alto Saxophone
Wichard   Drums
Ed Wiley   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Davis   Bass
Charles Burbank   Tenor Saxophone
Sylvester Payne   Drums
Ernest Tanner   Alto Saxophone
Claude Trenier   Vocals
Cliff Trenier   Vocals
Efferge Ware   Guitar
Herman Washington   Bass
Harry Ferguson   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Collins   Guitar
Rev. Clarence Thornton   Trumpet
Paul Madison   Tenor Saxophone
Rollee McGill   Track Performer
Ray Snead   Vocals,Track Performer
Myra Taylor   Vocals,Track Performer
Oliver Coleman   Drums
Ernest McDonald   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Hosie Dwine Craven   Track Performer
Smiley Turner   Track Performer
Ada Wilson   Vocals
Alex "Duke" Burrell   Piano,Background Vocals
Antonio Casey   Alto Saxophone
Adam Lamberts   Guitar
Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy   Track Performer
Austin McCoy & His Combo   Track Performer
Bill Moore   Trumpet
Joyce Jackson   Track Performer
Meredith Howard   Track Performer
Ike Lloyd   Track Performer
J.D. Edwards   Guitar,Track Performer
Pat Valdelar   Track Performer
Herbert "Woo Woo" Moore   Track Performer
Trenier Twins   Track Performer
Red Carman   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Davis   Trumpet
Jack Cooley   Drums
Jay McShann & His Sextette   Track Performer
Joe Liggins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Lester Alexis   Drums,Vocals
Sylvester Hicks   Bass
Eddie Williams   Bass
Robert "Buddy" Woodson   Bass
Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers   Track Performer
Percy Gabriel   Bass
Commodore Lark   Bass
Preston "Peppy" Prince   Drums
Nelson Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Nicholas Cooper   Background Vocals
Theard Johnson   Vocals
Moses Gant   Tenor Saxophone
Major Evans   Trumpet
Seeward Evans   Tenor Saxophone
Ellis Bartee   Drums
Arnold Jarvis   Piano
Nick Cooper   Trumpet
Benjamin Curtis   Bass
Tommy Taylor   Drums
Armand Jump Jackson   Drums
Ben Turner   Drums

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Percy Mayfield   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Albert Ammons   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Julia Lee   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Dinah Washington   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Arranger
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
Billy Moll   Composer
O'Neal   Contributor,Paintings
Rhythm Kings   Contributor
George "Fathead" Thomas   Composer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Composer
Jimmy Witherspoon   Composer
Hersal Thomas   Composer
Suha Gur   Remastering
Billy Moore   Composer
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Robert Ellen   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Anna Spencer   Composer
William Tennyson   Composer
Holmes Daylie   Composer
Jane Feather   Composer
Charles Waterford   Composer

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