Pure... Blues

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/2011
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886977762727
  • Catalog Number: 7776272
  • Sales rank: 74,839

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson (2:40)
  2. 2 That's All Right - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:54)
  3. 3 The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll - Muddy Waters (3:34)
  4. 4 Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac (3:50)
  5. 5 Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes - Taj Mahal (2:38)
  6. 6 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - Willie Dixon (4:48)
  7. 7 Death Letter Blues - Son House (4:20)
  8. 8 Whiskey Headed Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson I (2:56)
  9. 9 Crying In My Sleep - Jimmy Yancey (2:57)
  10. 10 Muddy Water (a Mississippi Moan) - Bessie Smith (3:09)
  11. 11 Motherless Children - Blind Willie Johnson (3:23)
  12. 12 Fort Worth and Dallas Blues (3:00)
  13. 13 I'm Gonna Train My Baby - Robert Lockwood (2:57)
  14. 14 Seminole Blues - Tampa Red (3:04)
  15. 15 Johnny B. Goode - Johnny Winter (3:25)
  16. 16 Got My Mojo Workin' - Otis Spann (3:02)
  17. 17 River of No Return - Jeff Healey (3:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blues For Mama - Nina Simone (4:00)
  2. 2 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan (3:42)
  3. 3 Killing Floor - Electric Flag (4:12)
  4. 4 I'd Rather Go Blind - Chicken Shack (3:16)
  5. 5 Early In the Morning - Jazz Gillum (2:54)
  6. 6 Give Me an Old, Old Lady - Bukka White (2:33)
  7. 7 Baby, Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams (2:48)
  8. 8 Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines & His Orchestra (3:10)
  9. 9 That Ain't Right - Mildred Bailey (3:05)
  10. 10 Sunny Road - Roosevelt Sykes & His Original Honeydrippers (3:06)
  11. 11 Bumble Bee Blues - Memphis Minnie (2:55)
  12. 12 Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather (2:55)
  13. 13 Confessin' the Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon (4:17)
  14. 14 No More Women Blues - Lonnie Johnson (3:02)
  15. 15 When the Sun Goes Down - Leroy Carr (2:58)
  16. 16 Honky Tonk Train Blues - Meade "Lux" Lewis (3:00)
  17. 17 Beer Drinkin' Woman - Memphis Slim (2:58)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Hard To Be - Vaughan Brothers (4:44)
  2. 2 Sawbuk - Top Topham (2:17)
  3. 3 Cleanhead Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:33)
  4. 4 Hold Me (Just a Little Longer Tonight) - Etta James (3:42)
  5. 5 Baby Don't You Think I Know - Johnny Shines (2:53)
  6. 6 Everyday I Have the Blues - Joe Williams (3:39)
  7. 7 Broke and Hungry Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather (2:41)
  8. 8 Prowling Night Hawk - Robert Lee McCoy (3:04)
  9. 9 Deep Down In the Ground - Sonny Boy Williamson I (3:14)
  10. 10 Rag Mama Rag - Blind Boy Fuller (3:04)
  11. 11 I Love My Baby - Tommy McClennan (3:07)
  12. 12 Mean Old Frisco Blues - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:37)
  13. 13 Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson (2:58)
  14. 14 Careless Love - Big Joe Turner (2:51)
  15. 15 Friendless Blues - Big Bill Broonzy (3:21)
  16. 16 She's Makin' a Fool Out of Me - Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band (3:03)
  17. 17 Billie's Blues (I Love My Man) - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra (2:40)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Howling Wolf - Muddy Waters (6:05)
  2. 2 I've Got To Forget You - Jellybread (2:51)
  3. 3 Corinna - Taj Mahal (3:01)
  4. 4 Let Me Miss You, Baby - Henry "Red" Allen (5:32)
  5. 5 Back O' Town Blues - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (4:15)
  6. 6 Rocks In My Bed - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:06)
  7. 7 Brand New Wagon - Count Basie & His Orchestra (2:53)
  8. 8 St. Louis Blues - Jack Teagarden's Big Eight (3:05)
  9. 9 The Blues In My Flat - Benny Goodman Quartet (3:25)
  10. 10 Why Don't You Do Right? (Get Me Some Money Too) - Lil Green (2:58)
  11. 11 Kassie Jones, Pt. 1 - Furry Lewis (3:06)
  12. 12 Wipe It Off - Lonnie Johnson (3:18)
  13. 13 Southern Can is Mine - Blind Willie McTell (3:13)
  14. 14 Key To the Highway 70 No. 1 - Brownie McGhee (2:40)
  15. 15 Lend Me Your Love - Memphis Slim (3:06)
  16. 16 Am I Wrong (2:19)
  17. 17 Jb's Blues - Jeff Beck (4:20)
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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 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
Minnie McCoy Composer
Traditional Composer
J.B. Long Composer
Ellington Jordan Composer
John Lee Williamson Composer
Preston Foster Composer
H. Richman Composer
T. Alexander Composer
C. Burnett Composer
Robert Lockwood Composer
Anthony Topham Composer
Geoffrey Beck Composer
Joseph Lee Williams Composer
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