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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Hardly. What is on this two-disc set is a real hodgepodge of new and old tracks by a variety of artists ranging from soul shouters and blues-rockers to the true originators. Disc one gets off to a sluggish start with tracks from Johnny Winter, the Boneshakers, Colin James, Larry McCray, the Kinsey Report, John Hammond, Duke Robillard, and Terry Evans, but picks up a bit with entries from Elmore James, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, and Albert Collins. The second disc is better, with classics from Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Lightnin' Hopkins paving the way, with only entries from Gary Moore, Jon Cleary, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Hardly. What is on this two-disc set is a real hodgepodge of new and old tracks by a variety of artists ranging from soul shouters and blues-rockers to the true originators. Disc one gets off to a sluggish start with tracks from Johnny Winter, the Boneshakers, Colin James, Larry McCray, the Kinsey Report, John Hammond, Duke Robillard, and Terry Evans, but picks up a bit with entries from Elmore James, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, and Albert Collins. The second disc is better, with classics from Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Lightnin' Hopkins paving the way, with only entries from Gary Moore, Jon Cleary, Johnny Winter, J.J. Cale, and John Mayall dropping the quality. Although heavily advertised on TV, this is a long, long way from being an ultimate blues collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/29/2000
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384842826
  • Catalog Number: 48428
  • Sales rank: 23,977

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Illustrated Man - Johnny Winter (3:40)
  2. 2 Frosty - Albert Collins (3:24)
  3. 3 I've Got Love If You Want It - John Hammond Jr. (3:42)
  4. 4 Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King (3:45)
  5. 5 Can't Stay Away from You - Charlie Musselwhite (3:58)
  6. 6 Don't Get Me Shook Up - Duke Robillard (4:12)
  7. 7 Cold Sweat - The Boneshakers (3:44)
  8. 8 Me and My Baby - Larry McCray (4:39)
  9. 9 No More Doggin' - The Little Big Band (3:09)
  10. 10 Too Early to Tell - Kinsey Report (3:09)
  11. 11 I Shall Not Be Moved - Roebuck "Pops" Staples (4:03)
  12. 12 Get Your Lies Straight - Terry Evans (5:35)
  13. 13 Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl - Hadda Brooks (3:26)
  14. 14 Down Here in the Real Big Empty - Roy Rogers (4:50)
  15. 15 Dust My Broom - Elmore James (2:45)
  16. 16 Today Is Your Birthday - Solomon Burke (3:52)
  17. 17 Tramp - Lowell Fulson (3:06)
  18. 18 So Good to My Baby - Big Maybelle (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters (2:56)
  2. 2 My Babe - Little Walter (2:35)
  3. 3 Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor (3:01)
  4. 4 Little Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf (2:27)
  5. 5 Reelin' and Rockin' - Chuck Berry (3:15)
  6. 6 I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James (2:35)
  7. 7 Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker (4:19)
  8. 8 Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore (4:03)
  9. 9 Shame, Shame, Shame - Johnny Winter (4:20)
  10. 10 Help Me Somebody - Jon Cleary (5:16)
  11. 11 Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King (2:47)
  12. 12 Chill out (Things Gonna Change) - John Lee Hooker (4:47)
  13. 13 Shotgun Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:26)
  14. 14 Me and My Guitar - Freddie King (4:04)
  15. 15 Damn Right, I've Got the Blues - Buddy Guy (4:29)
  16. 16 Ground on Down - Ben Harper (4:53)
  17. 17 Low Down - J.J. Cale (2:48)
  18. 18 Spinning Coin - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Maybelle Track Performer
Lowell Fulson Track Performer
Buddy Guy Track Performer
John Hammond Jr. Track Performer
John Lee Hooker Track Performer
Etta James Track Performer
Freddie King Track Performer
Little Walter Track Performer
Larry McCray Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite Track Performer
Koko Taylor Track Performer
Chuck Berry Track Performer
J.J. Cale Track Performer
Colin James Track Performer
Gary Moore Track Performer
Albert Collins Track Performer
Hadda Brooks Track Performer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples Track Performer
Howlin' Wolf Track Performer
Jon Cleary Track Performer
Terry Evans Track Performer
Lightnin' Hopkins Track Performer
Elmore James Track Performer
B.B. King Track Performer
Albert King Track Performer
Muddy Waters Track Performer
The Little Big Band Track Performer
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Track Performer
The Boneshakers Track Performer
Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Freddie King Composer
Kinsey Report Producer
Little Walter Composer
Jimmy McCracklin Composer
James Brown Composer
Solomon Burke Producer
J.J. Cale Producer
Ry Cooder Producer
Duke Robillard Producer
Johnny Winter Producer
Albert Collins Producer
Pee Wee Ellis Composer
R.S. Field Producer
Bill Foster Composer
Arne Frager Producer
Jim Gaines Producer
Steve Gordon Composer
Bobby Hankins Producer
Ben Harper Composer, Producer
Lightnin' Hopkins Composer
Elmore James Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Chris Kimsey Producer
Riley King Composer
Dave McNair Producer
J.P. Plunier Producer
David Robinson Producer
Axl Rose Composer
Dick Shurman Producer
Ian Taylor Producer
Selassie Burke Producer
Randy Jacobs Producer
Lillian McMurry Producer
Roy Rogers Composer, Producer
John Wooler Producer
Ron Holden Composer
Carlos Santana Producer
David Lindup Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Alfred Ellis Composer
Henri Musselwhite Producer
David Gionfriddo Composer
Ellington Jordan Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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