Pure... Blues

Pure... Blues


This four-disc, 68-track collection paints a broad definition of the blues, with cuts ranging from vintage country blues (Robert Johnson's "Cross Road Blues," Son House's "Death Letter Blues") to uptown jazz blues (Nina Simone's "Blues for My Mama," …  See more details below


This four-disc, 68-track collection paints a broad definition of the blues, with cuts ranging from vintage country blues (Robert Johnson's "Cross Road Blues," Son House's "Death Letter Blues") to uptown jazz blues (Nina Simone's "Blues for My Mama," Billie Holiday's "Billie's Blues"), Chicago blues (a live version of "Howling Wolf" by Muddy Waters), British blues (Jeff Beck's "JB's Blues"), and contemporary acoustic blues ("Am I Wrong" by Keb' Mo'), with plenty of stops in between, making for a random but varied playlist that circles the different approaches and musical definitions of the genre.

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Release Date:
Sony Uk


Disc 1

  1. Cross Road Blues  - Robert Johnson
  2. That's All Right  - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
  3. The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll  - Muddy Waters
  4. Need Your Love So Bad  -  Fleetwood Mac
  5. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes  - Taj Mahal
  6. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man  - Willie Dixon
  7. Death Letter Blues  - Son House
  8. Whiskey Headed Blues  - Sonny Boy Williamson
  9. Crying In My Sleep  - Jimmy Yancey
  10. Muddy Water (a Mississippi Moan)  - Bessie Smith
  11. Motherless Children  - Blind Willie Johnson
  12. Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
  13. I'm Gonna Train My Baby  - Robert Lockwood
  14. Seminole Blues  - Tampa Red
  15. Johnny B. Goode  - Johnny Winter
  16. Got My Mojo Workin'  - Otis Spann
  17. River of No Return  - Jeff Healey

Disc 2

  1. Blues For Mama  - Nina Simone
  2. Pride and Joy  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  3. Killing Floor  -  Electric Flag
  4. I'd Rather Go Blind  -  Chicken Shack
  5. Early In the Morning  - Jazz Gillum
  6. Give Me an Old, Old Lady  - Bukka White
  7. Baby, Please Don't Go  - Big Joe Williams
  8. Stormy Monday Blues  -  Earl Hines & His Orchestra
  9. That Ain't Right  - Mildred Bailey
  10. Sunny Road  -  Roosevelt Sykes & His Original Honeydrippers
  11. Bumble Bee Blues  - Memphis Minnie
  12. Worried Life Blues  - Big Maceo Merriweather
  13. Confessin' the Blues  - Jimmy Witherspoon
  14. No More Women Blues  - Lonnie Johnson
  15. When the Sun Goes Down  - Leroy Carr
  16. Honky Tonk Train Blues  - Meade "Lux" Lewis
  17. Beer Drinkin' Woman  - Memphis Slim

Disc 3

  1. Hard To Be  -  Vaughan Brothers
  2. Sawbuk  - Top Topham
  3. Cleanhead Blues  - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  4. Hold Me (Just a Little Longer Tonight)  - Etta James
  5. Baby Don't You Think I Know  - Johnny Shines
  6. Everyday I Have the Blues  - Joe Williams
  7. Broke and Hungry Blues  - Big Maceo Merriweather
  8. Prowling Night Hawk  - Robert Lee McCoy
  9. Deep Down In the Ground  - Sonny Boy Williamson
  10. Rag Mama Rag  - Blind Boy Fuller
  11. I Love My Baby  - Tommy McClennan
  12. Mean Old Frisco Blues  - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
  13. Sweet Home Chicago  - Robert Johnson
  14. Careless Love  - Big Joe Turner
  15. Friendless Blues  - Big Bill Broonzy
  16. She's Makin' a Fool Out of Me  -  Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
  17. Billie's Blues (I Love My Man)  -  Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra

Disc 4

  1. Howling Wolf  - Muddy Waters
  2. I've Got To Forget You  -  Jellybread
  3. Corinna  - Taj Mahal
  4. Let Me Miss You, Baby  - Henry "Red" Allen
  5. Back O' Town Blues  -  Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
  6. Rocks In My Bed  -  Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra
  7. Brand New Wagon  -  Count Basie & His Orchestra
  8. St. Louis Blues  -  Jack Teagarden's Big Eight
  9. The Blues In My Flat  -  Benny Goodman Quartet
  10. Why Don't You Do Right? (Get Me Some Money Too)  -  Lil Green
  11. Kassie Jones, Pt. 1  - Furry Lewis
  12. Wipe It Off  - Lonnie Johnson
  13. Southern Can is Mine  - Blind Willie McTell
  14. Key To the Highway 70 No. 1  - Brownie McGhee
  15. Lend Me Your Love  - Memphis Slim
  16. Am I Wrong
  17. Jb's Blues  - Jeff Beck

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Rushing   Vocals

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Lead Belly   Composer
Furry Lewis   Composer
Tommy McClennan   Composer
Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Taj Mahal   Composer
Jimmy Yancey   Composer
Nina Simone   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jesse Ed Davis   Composer
Walter Brown   Composer
Chicken Shack   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Nile Rodgers   Arranger
Little Willie John   Composer
Big Maceo Merriweather   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Alan Lomax   Composer
Abbey Lincoln   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Nat King Cole   Composer
Bob Crowder   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Duke Ellington Orchestra   Composer
Dean Garcia   Composer
Jazz Gillum   Composer
Son House   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Louie Lasky   Composer
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Composer
Graham Lyle   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Joe McCoy   Composer
Robert Lee McCoy   Composer
Kevin Moore   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Keith Reid   Composer
Johnny Shines   Composer
Jon Tiven   Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Composer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Sally Tiven   Composer
Harry Richman   Composer
Minnie McCoy   Composer
Traditional   Composer
J.B. Long   Composer
Ellington Jordan   Composer
John Lee Williamson   Composer
Preston Foster   Composer
T. Alexander   Composer
C. Burnett   Composer
Robert Lockwood   Composer
Anthony Topham   Composer
Geoffrey Beck   Composer
Joseph Lee Williams   Composer

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