Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452829221
  • Catalog Number: 528292

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Just the Blues - Four Jumps of Jive (3:27)
  2. 2 Bedroom Blues - Albert Ammons (3:13)
  3. 3 Buzz Me - Albert Ammons (3:01)
  4. 4 My Baby Left Me - T-Bone Walker (2:55)
  5. 5 Come Back to Me Baby Blues - T-Bone Walker (3:06)
  6. 6 She Is Going to Ruin Me - T-Bone Walker (2:54)
  7. 7 Joy Juice - Dinah Washington (2:48)
  8. 8 If It's Good - Julia Lee (2:53)
  9. 9 Show Me Missouri Blues - Julia Lee (2:59)
  10. 10 Dream Lucky Blues - Julia Lee (3:03)
  11. 11 Doin' the Boogie Woogie - Mildred Anderson (2:49)
  12. 12 Suitcase Blues - Albert Ammons & Mildred Anderson (2:50)
  13. 13 Tell Your Best Friend Nothing - Myra Taylor (2:17)
  14. 14 Railroad Porter's Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:46)
  15. 15 Gonna Send You Where I Got You From - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:24)
  16. 16 Hold That Money - Earl Coleman (2:24)
  17. 17 I'm in My Sins This Morning - Myra Taylor (2:36)
  18. 18 Booted - Myra Taylor (2:43)
  19. 19 Long John Blues - Dinah Washington (3:11)
  20. 20 (I'm A) Wonderin' Man - Big Bill Broonzy (3:06)
  21. 21 I Love My Whiskey - Big Bill Broonzy (3:03)
  22. 22 You've Been Mistreating Me - Big Bill Broonzy (2:54)
  23. 23 I Stay Blue All the Time - Big Bill Broonzy (2:26)
  24. 24 Water Coast Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (2:49)
  25. 25 Shame on You Baby - St. Louis Jimmy (3:06)
  26. 26 I'm Not Satisfied - St. Louis Jimmy (3:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mud Kickin' Woman - Sunnyland Slim & His Sunny Boys (2:58)
  2. 2 Evertime I Get to Drinkin' - Sunnyland Slim & His Sunny Boys (2:50)
  3. 3 Train Is Comin' - Memphis Slim (2:45)
  4. 4 The Question - Memphis Slim (2:53)
  5. 5 I'm a Good Rockin' Daddy - Ray Snead (2:34)
  6. 6 Drivin' Me Mad - Memphis Slim (2:44)
  7. 7 Never Let Me Love - Memphis Slim (2:50)
  8. 8 Train Time - Memphis Slim (2:49)
  9. 9 Blue Evening - Memphis Slim (2:27)
  10. 10 Get Back (Black, Brown and White) - Big Bill Broonzy (3:00)
  11. 11 Willie Mae Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (2:48)
  12. 12 I Know She Will - Big Bill Broonzy (3:12)
  13. 13 Leavin' Day - Big Bill Broonzy (2:58)
  14. 14 Southbound Train - Big Bill Broonzy (2:58)
  15. 15 Tomorrow - Big Bill Broonzy (2:49)
  16. 16 You Changed - Big Bill Broonzy (2:35)
  17. 17 I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Hole - Robert Lockwood Jr. (2:37)
  18. 18 Dust My Broom - Robert Lockwood Jr. (2:39)
  19. 19 Glory for Man - Robert Lockwood Jr. (2:26)
  20. 20 My Daily Wish - Robert Lockwood Jr. (2:39)
  21. 21 No Mail Blues - Memphis Slim (2:44)
  22. 22 You're Gonna Need My Help Someday - Memphis Slim (2:49)
  23. 23 Ain't Nothing But a Child - Sunnyland Slim & His Trio (2:44)
  24. 24 Brown Skinned Woman - Sunnyland Slim & His Trio (2:55)
  25. 25 Hit the Road Again - Sunnyland Slim & His Trio (3:11)
  26. 26 Gin Drinkin' Baby - Sunnyland Slim & His Trio (2:58)
  27. 27 Leap Year Blues - Sax Mallard & His Orchestra (2:37)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Garfield Avenue Boogie - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (3:02)
  2. 2 Crown Prince Blues - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (2:49)
  3. 3 Shipyard Woman Blues - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (3:00)
  4. 4 W.B. Blues - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (2:28)
  5. 5 Sloppy Drunk - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (2:43)
  6. 6 Lovin' a Beggar - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (2:51)
  7. 7 Miss Lollipop's Confession - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy (2:42)
  8. 8 Love Troubles - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy (3:01)
  9. 9 Baby Get Wise - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy (2:31)
  10. 10 Byrd's Blues - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:45)
  11. 11 Her Mind Is Gone - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:37)
  12. 12 Bald Head - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:29)
  13. 13 Hey Now Baby - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:47)
  14. 14 Oh Well - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:26)
  15. 15 Boogie's the Thing - George Miller (2:45)
  16. 16 She Won't Leave No More - Little Joe Gaines (2:24)
  17. 17 Mercury Boogie - Hosie Dwine Craven (2:36)
  18. 18 Hadacol Bounce - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (3:00)
  19. 19 Longhair Stomp - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:44)
  20. 20 Been Fooling Around - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:59)
  21. 21 Between the Night and Day (In the Wee Wee Hours) - Roy Byrd & His Blues Jumpers (2:43)
  22. 22 Streetwalkin' Daddy - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy (2:37)
  23. 23 A Job for a Jockey - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy (2:25)
  24. 24 Still My Little Angel Child - Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy (2:32)
  25. 25 Cloudy Weather Blues - Preacher Lee Graves (2:58)
  26. 26 Sixty Years and a Day - Preacher Lee Graves (2:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Papa Said Yes, Mama Said No, No, No - Preacher Lee Graves (2:28)
  2. 2 I'm from Texas - Preacher Lee Graves (2:00)
  3. 3 Sittin' Here Wonderin' - Luther "Rocky" Stoneham (3:33)
  4. 4 January 11, 1949 Blues - Luther "Rocky" Stoneham (2:36)
  5. 5 I Don't Want No Woman - L.C. Williams (3:13)
  6. 6 Louise - L.C. Williams (3:05)
  7. 7 I Don't Like to Travel - L.C. Williams (3:06)
  8. 8 Miss Georgia - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg (2:59)
  9. 9 She's Always on My Mind - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg (2:39)
  10. 10 Dirty Mistreater - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg (2:36)
  11. 11 I'm Looking for My Baby - Andrew "Smokey" Hogg (2:31)
  12. 12 (All Alone) I Sit and Cry - Violet Hall (2:51)
  13. 13 Six Foot Papa (I'm a Whole Lot of Woman) - Violet Hall (2:28)
  14. 14 Got a Mean Woman - John Hogg (2:45)
  15. 15 Why Did You Leave Me? - John Hogg (2:50)
  16. 16 Sad News from Korea - Lightnin' Hopkins (3:07)
  17. 17 Let Me Fly Your Kite - Lightnin' Hopkins (3:42)
  18. 18 Gone with the Wind - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:36)
  19. 19 She's Almost Dead - Lightnin' Hopkins (3:36)
  20. 20 (In Love with A) Married Woman Blues - Elmore Nixon (2:53)
  21. 21 Playboy Blues - Elmore Nixon (2:48)
  22. 22 Cave Man Blues - Elmore Nixon (3:32)
  23. 23 Million Dollar Blues - Elmore Nixon (2:35)
  24. 24 Ain't It a Shame - Lightnin' Hopkins (3:18)
  25. 25 Crazy 'bout My Baby - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:44)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Ernestine - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:48)
  2. 2 Roll on Katy - Jimmy Witherspoon (3:04)
  3. 3 Voodoo Woman Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:36)
  4. 4 I Want a Little Girl - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:33)
  5. 5 Bar Fly Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:30)
  6. 6 Please Stop Playing Those Blues, Boy - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:54)
  7. 7 All My Geets Are Gone - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:32)
  8. 8 Strange Woman Blues - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (3:06)
  9. 9 Bowlegged Boogie - Vivian Green (3:03)
  10. 10 He's the Man (He's Tall and Cool) - Vivian Green (2:53)
  11. 11 Red Light - Vivian Green (2:56)
  12. 12 When a Man Has the Blues - Smiley Turner (2:36)
  13. 13 Lonely Boy Blues - Smiley Turner (2:36)
  14. 14 Beer Drinking Baby - Billy Valentine (2:36)
  15. 15 What's Good for One's Good for All - Chuck Norris (2:53)
  16. 16 Kinda Sick, Mostly Worried - Chuck Norris (3:02)
  17. 17 Hey Everybody - Chuck Norris (2:24)
  18. 18 I'd Rather Be Like a Hermit - Austin McCoy & His Combo (2:39)
  19. 19 High School Baby - Frankie Ervin & Austin McCoy & His Combo (2:49)
  20. 20 West Coast Lover - Big Jim Wynn (2:41)
  21. 21 Dog House Blues - Big Jim Wynn (3:00)
  22. 22 Just Kiss Me Once (And You'll Be Back) - Meredith Howard (2:37)
  23. 23 Worrying Blues - Ike Lloyd (2:38)
  24. 24 Boogie on the 88 - Ike Lloyd (2:30)
  25. 25 I Only Want Your Love - Ike Lloyd (3:04)
  26. 26 West Coast Blues - J.D. Edwards (2:50)
  27. 27 Mama Does the Boogie (Washington Ave. Boogie) - Red Johnson & His Orchestra (2:47)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Call Operator 210 - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (3:06)
  2. 2 Baby Baby Blues - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (3:03)
  3. 3 Gypsy Blues - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (2:30)
  4. 4 Sugar, Sugar - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (3:07)
  5. 5 Last Mile - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (2:32)
  6. 6 The Candle's Burning Low - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (2:14)
  7. 7 The Love Bug Boogie (That's the Way It's Gonna Be) - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (2:40)
  8. 8 Brown Skin Butterball - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (2:52)
  9. 9 The Game Is Over - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra (3:03)
  10. 10 Keep Your Hand on Your Heart - Pat Valdelar (2:46)
  11. 11 Rock Me Baby - Pat Valdelar (2:40)
  12. 12 Boogie the Blues - Ray Johnson (2:45)
  13. 13 House of Blues - Ray Johnson (2:38)
  14. 14 I'll Never Let You Go - Ray Johnson (2:42)
  15. 15 Smilin' Blues - Ray Johnson (2:26)
  16. 16 Something's Wrong - Herbert "Woo Woo" Moore (2:12)
  17. 17 Five Long Letters - Herbert "Woo Woo" Moore (2:46)
  18. 18 Unlucky Man - Mel Walker (2:44)
  19. 19 My Baby - Mel Walker (2:27)
  20. 20 Another Sad Night - Mel Walker (2:27)
  21. 21 Feelin' Mighty Lonesome - Mel Walker (2:47)
  22. 22 I Have Decided - Mel Walker (2:44)
  23. 23 They Were Doing the Mambo - Joe Liggins & His Orchestra (2:46)
  24. 24 Honeydrippin' Daddy - Joe Liggins & His Orchestra (3:03)
  25. 25 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Joe Liggins & His Orchestra (2:52)
  26. 26 In My Neighborhood - Rollee McGill (2:46)
  27. 27 Rhythm Rockin' Blues - Rollee McGill (2:42)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Jockey Blues - Bill Samuels (2:34)
  2. 2 Cherry Red - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:46)
  3. 3 Somebody's Gotta Go - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:53)
  4. 4 Too Many Women Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:41)
  5. 5 Just a Dream (On My Mind) - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:53)
  6. 6 I Like to Be Home Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:37)
  7. 7 Cleanhead Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:47)
  8. 8 When a Woman Loves Her Juice - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:56)
  9. 9 Kidney Stew Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:57)
  10. 10 King for a Day Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (3:04)
  11. 11 Old Maid Boogie - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:45)
  12. 12 Jet Propelled Papa - Helen Humes (2:44)
  13. 13 Hey, Sister Lucy! - Trenier Twins (2:38)
  14. 14 When I Get Drunk - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:40)
  15. 15 Oil Man Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:46)
  16. 16 Ever-Ready Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:43)
  17. 17 Have You Ever Missed Your Baby? - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:44)
  18. 18 Some Women Do - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:23)
  19. 19 Alimony Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:23)
  20. 20 I Took the Front Door in (I Took the Backdoor Out) - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:53)
  21. 21 Record Ban Blues - Dinah Washington (3:14)
  22. 22 Good Daddy Blues - Dinah Washington (2:23)
  23. 23 Baby Get Lost - Dinah Washington (2:49)
  24. 24 Fine Fine Daddy - Dinah Washington (2:30)
  25. 25 Please Send Me Someone to Love - Dinah Washington (2:59)
  26. 26 Under the Viaduct (In Atlanta GA) - Junior Tamplin (2:47)
  27. 27 Love Is a Sin - Junior Tamplin (3:08)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Lonely Blues - Joyce Jackson (2:43)
  2. 2 Body Rocking Daddy - Joyce Jackson (2:29)
  3. 3 Lovin' Blues - Joyce Jackson (2:39)
  4. 4 New Blowtop Blues - Dinah Washington (2:36)
  5. 5 Worry, Worry, Worry - Joe Houston (2:15)
  6. 6 Mumbles Blues - Paul Bascomb (2:33)
  7. 7 Hittin' on Me - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra (3:08)
  8. 8 Don't Give My Good Love Away - John Peek & the Blues Caravan (2:47)
  9. 9 Thank You - John Peek & the Blues Caravan (2:39)
  10. 10 The Other Side - John Peek & the Blues Caravan (2:41)
  11. 11 I'm Just Your Fool - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra (2:52)
  12. 12 Shut Your Big Mouth (Girl) - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra (2:54)
  13. 13 Sloppy Daddy Blues - Stomp Gordon (2:40)
  14. 14 Juicy Lucy - Stomp Gordon (3:04)
  15. 15 What's Her Whimsey, Dr. Kinsey - Stomp Gordon (2:46)
  16. 16 Walk Around the Corner - Stomp Gordon (2:47)
  17. 17 Short John - Dinah Washington (2:52)
  18. 18 This Is All - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2:51)
  19. 19 What That Is - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2:23)
  20. 20 (She Put the) Wamee (On Me) - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (3:01)
  21. 21 Well I Tried - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2:32)
  22. 22 Talk About Me - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2:30)
  23. 23 Sweet and Slow - Titus Turner (2:50)
  24. 24 Big John - Titus Turner (2:42)
  25. 25 All Around the World - Titus Turner (2:36)
  26. 26 Woke up This Morning - Arthur Prysock (2:53)
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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
Al 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 Jr. 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 Jr. Piano
Frankie Ervin Track Performer
Fred Ford Baritone Saxophone
James Forman 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
Al 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
Al 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
Al Wichard Drums
Ed Wiley Jr. 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
Pete 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
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