New Millennium Blues Party

New Millennium Blues Party

     
 

Rhino's New Millennium Blues Party might as well be titled Blues' Greatest Hits. Its 20 tracks cover some of the most popular blues songs of (mostly) the latter half of the 20th century, and correspondingly, there's an enormously wide range of styles and approaches, from Chicago grit to slick blues-pop. Even though the variety does keep things interesting, it's…  See more details below

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Rhino's New Millennium Blues Party might as well be titled Blues' Greatest Hits. Its 20 tracks cover some of the most popular blues songs of (mostly) the latter half of the 20th century, and correspondingly, there's an enormously wide range of styles and approaches, from Chicago grit to slick blues-pop. Even though the variety does keep things interesting, it's also kind of jarring to jump from Robert Cray to Susan Tedeschi to Muddy Waters to George Thorogood to Jonny Lang, one right after the other. It does help, though, that the collection is packed with classic blues singles: Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy," Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightning," Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign," B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone," and John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom." There are a couple of odd artist/song matchups -- "Johnny B. Goode" performed by Johnny Winter? -- but overall, for a basic, hit-laden blues primer, you could do a lot worse than New Millennium Blues Party.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2000
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227996826
catalogNumber:
79968

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Track Performer
Etta James   Track Performer
Jimmy Reed   Track Performer
Koko Taylor   Track Performer
Allman Brothers Band   Track Performer
Fabulous Thunderbirds   Track Performer
Bonnie Raitt   Track Performer
Johnny Winter   Track Performer
Howlin' Wolf   Track Performer
Eric Clapton   Track Performer
Elmore James   Track Performer
B.B. King   Track Performer
Albert King   Track Performer
Muddy Waters   Track Performer
George Thorogood & the Destroyers   Track Performer
Robert Cray Band   Track Performer
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble   Track Performer
Jonny Lang   Track Performer
John Tate   Track Performer
Susan Tedeschi   Track Performer

Technical Credits

William Bell   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
James Austin   Producer
Lew Brown   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Steve Woolard   Annotation
Rick Darnell   Composer
Garson Foos   Producer
Shawn Amos   Editorial Coordinator
J. W. Scott   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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