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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This is a specially priced, two-CDs-for-the-price-of-one photo-cube set, loaded with great stuff from Charlie Musselwhite, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Winter, Billy Boy Arnold, Lonnie Mack, and a host of others who have trotted their wares on the label over the years. Besides giving the novice one great introduction to the label as the music runs from traditional to modern, the big bonus here is a treasure trove of previously unissued tracks from Roy Buchanan a chaotic version of Link Wray's "Jack the Ripper"; Floyd Dixon a recut of his Blues Brothers-approved hit "Hey Bartender"; Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland in a marvelous outtake from the Showdown! album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This is a specially priced, two-CDs-for-the-price-of-one photo-cube set, loaded with great stuff from Charlie Musselwhite, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Winter, Billy Boy Arnold, Lonnie Mack, and a host of others who have trotted their wares on the label over the years. Besides giving the novice one great introduction to the label as the music runs from traditional to modern, the big bonus here is a treasure trove of previously unissued tracks from Roy Buchanan a chaotic version of Link Wray's "Jack the Ripper"; Floyd Dixon a recut of his Blues Brothers-approved hit "Hey Bartender"; Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland in a marvelous outtake from the Showdown! album "Something to Remember You By"; and the band that started it all, Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, with a crazed version of Elmore James' "Look on Yonder's Wall," as sloppy as it is cool. Very good stuff and at these prices, a bargain and then some.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/1996
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551101123
  • Catalog Number: 511011
  • Sales rank: 88,548

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Pick Me for Your Fool (4:15)
  2. 2 Diggin' My Potatoes - James Cotton (3:38)
  3. 3 Something To Remember You By (5:26)
  4. 4 The Complainer's Boogie Woogie (4:52)
  5. 5 Stingaree (2:54)
  6. 6 It's Alright (4:46)
  7. 7 Man Smart (Woman Smarter) - C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (3:02)
  8. 8 I Want to Be Your Spy (5:34)
  9. 9 Hey Bartender (3:24)
  10. 10 Sitting On Top Of The World (3:41)
  11. 11 Action Man (1:53)
  12. 12 Bayou Blood (3:14)
  13. 13 T-Bone Intentions (3:08)
  14. 14 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (4:12)
  15. 15 If You Have to Know (4:31)
  16. 16 Been Gone Too Long (2:54)
  17. 17 A Quitter Never Wins (6:10)
  18. 18 I Ain't Got You (2:37)
  19. 19 Crawfish Fiesta (3:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Evil (4:59)
  2. 2 Got Lucky Last Night (2:59)
  3. 3 Blues Lover (4:53)
  4. 4 I Could Deal With It (4:06)
  5. 5 Cherry Red Wine (4:22)
  6. 6 Hard Lovin' Mama (4:12)
  7. 7 She Puts Me In The Mood (3:32)
  8. 8 Low Down Dirty Shame (4:29)
  9. 9 Six O'Clock Blues (3:42)
  10. 10 Keep Your Motor Running (3:45)
  11. 11 Roots Woman (2:50)
  12. 12 Can't Recall A Time (3:45)
  13. 13 Baby, Baby, Baby (4:23)
  14. 14 Jack the Ripper (2:47)
  15. 15 Got To Find My Baby (3:04)
  16. 16 Love, Life and Money (5:20)
  17. 17 Look On Yonder's Wall - Hound Dog Taylor (3:27)
  18. 18 Somebody Loan Me A Dime (2:56)
  19. 19 We're Outta Here (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luther Allison Track Performer
Billy Boy Arnold Track Performer
Lonnie Brooks Track Performer
William Clarke Track Performer
James Cotton Track Performer
Floyd Dixon Track Performer
Tinsley Ellis Track Performer
Johnny Heartsman Track Performer
Lonnie Mack Track Performer
Delbert McClinton Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite Track Performer
Kenny Neal Track Performer
Lucky Peterson Track Performer
Fenton Robinson Track Performer
Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women Track Performer
Son Seals Track Performer
Hound Dog Taylor Track Performer
Koko Taylor Track Performer
Katie Webster Track Performer
Elvin Bishop Track Performer
Roy Buchanan Track Performer
Johnny Winter Track Performer
Sugar Blue Track Performer
Dave Hole Track Performer
Long John Hunter Track Performer
Carey Bell Track Performer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Track Performer
Cephas & Wiggins Track Performer
Johnny Copeland Track Performer
Professor Longhair Track Performer
Stevie Ray Vaughan Track Performer
Maurice John Vaughn Track Performer
Corey Harris Track Performer
Michael Hill's Blues Mob Track Performer
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang Track Performer
C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Luther Allison Contributor
Billy Boy Arnold Contributor
Lonnie Brooks Contributor
William Clarke Engineer, Contributor
James Cotton Contributor
Floyd Dixon Contributor
Tinsley Ellis Contributor
Lonnie Mack Contributor
Delbert McClinton Contributor
Charlie Musselwhite Contributor
Kenny Neal Contributor
Lucky Peterson Contributor
Fenton Robinson Contributor
Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women Contributor
Son Seals Contributor
Eddie Shaw Contributor
Hound Dog Taylor Contributor
Koko Taylor Contributor
Katie Webster Contributor
Elvin Bishop Contributor
Roy Buchanan Contributor
Johnny Winter Contributor
Albert Collins Contributor
Bob Margolin Contributor
Sugar Blue Contributor
Dave Hole Contributor
Walter Vinson Composer
Long John Hunter Contributor
Tom Anderson Engineer
David Axelbaum Engineer
Bryan Bassett Engineer
Jim Bateman Producer
Carey Bell Contributor
Stu Black Engineer
Fred Breitberg Producer, Engineer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Contributor
Cephas & Wiggins Contributor
Little Charlie & the Nightcats Contributor
Lonnie Chatmon Composer
Johnny Copeland Contributor
Scott Dirks Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Sam Fishkin Engineer
Jonathan Foose Producer
Bob "Rattlesnake" Greenlee Producer
Julian Herzfeld Engineer
Kevin Hill Producer
Michael Hill Contributor
Larry Hoffman Producer
Ice Cube Slim Producer
Bruce Iglauer Producer, Liner Notes
Vasti Jackson Producer
Criss Johnson Producer
Andy Kaslow Producer
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff Producer
Warren King Engineer
Karl Emil Knudsen Producer
Gene Lawson Engineer
Samuel Lehmer Engineer
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials Contributor
Professor Longhair Contributor
Bill McElroy Engineer
Andrew McIntire Engineer
Richard McLeese Producer
Stephen J. Mendell Engineer
Kevin Morrow Producer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Eddy Offord Producer, Engineer
Tary Owens Producer
Wesley Race Producer
Dick Shurman Producer
James Solberg Producer
Bill Thompson Engineer
Stevie Ray Vaughan Producer
Maurice John Vaughn Contributor
John Villani Engineer
Mark Williams Engineer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Contributor
Brian Young Producer, Engineer
Joe Wilson Producer
Jim Watts Engineer
Corey Harris Contributor
Pete Reiniger Engineer
Ivar Rosenberg Engineer
Port Barlow Producer, Engineer
Bob Ozowski Engineer
Allison Miner Producer
C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band Contributor
Richard Bailey Engineer
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