The Complete Aristocrat & Chess Singles A's & B's: 1947-1962

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Muddy Waters brought a Son House-like Delta country-blues style north with him from Mississippi to Chicago in 1943, intent on making a living from music. Switching from acoustic to electric guitar in order to be better heard in the Chicago clubs and bars, Waters gradually assembled one of the greatest ongoing bands in the history of blues, and in the process, Waters and his band assembled the very template for classic Chicago blues. Waters first cut a track for the Chess Brothers in 1947, who released it on their Aristocrat Records imprint, and for the next two decades or so, Waters turned out the basic iconic catalog of electric Chicago blues for various Chess imprints, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Muddy Waters brought a Son House-like Delta country-blues style north with him from Mississippi to Chicago in 1943, intent on making a living from music. Switching from acoustic to electric guitar in order to be better heard in the Chicago clubs and bars, Waters gradually assembled one of the greatest ongoing bands in the history of blues, and in the process, Waters and his band assembled the very template for classic Chicago blues. Waters first cut a track for the Chess Brothers in 1947, who released it on their Aristocrat Records imprint, and for the next two decades or so, Waters turned out the basic iconic catalog of electric Chicago blues for various Chess imprints, and those singles, both A- and B-sides, are collected here in this four-disc, 98-track set. Waters was an astute bandleader, and musicians like Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, and Otis Spann all contributed heavily to these sides, which sit at the very heart of Chicago blues, and signal the very point where the blues became modern and urban.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2014
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046707224
  • Catalog Number: 7072
  • Sales rank: 26,233

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gypsy Woman - Sunnyland Slim (2:34)
  2. 2 Little Anna Mae - Sunnyland Slim (2:32)
  3. 3 I Can't Be Satisfied (Looking For My Baby) (2:42)
  4. 4 I Feel Like Going Home (3:10)
  5. 5 Train Fare Home (Train Fare Home Blues) (2:47)
  6. 6 Sittin' Here and Drinkin' (Whiskey Blues) (2:33)
  7. 7 You're Gonna' Miss Me (When I'm Dead and Gone) (2:37)
  8. 8 Mean Red Spider (2:16)
  9. 9 Streamline Woman (3:16)
  10. 10 Muddy Jumps One (2:28)
  11. 11 Little Geneva (2:47)
  12. 12 Canary Bird (2:44)
  13. 13 Screaming and Crying (3:07)
  14. 14 Where's My Woman Been (3:04)
  15. 15 Rollin' and Tumblin', Pt. 1 (3:01)
  16. 16 Rollin' and Tumblin', Pt. 2 (2:34)
  17. 17 Rollin' Stone (3:07)
  18. 18 Walkin' Blues (2:57)
  19. 19 You're Gonna Need My Help I Said (Gonna Need My Help) (3:07)
  20. 20 Sad Letter Blues (3:01)
  21. 21 Louisiana Blues (2:54)
  22. 22 Evan's Shuffle (2:12)
  23. 23 Long Distance Call (2:40)
  24. 24 Too Young To Know (3:13)
  25. 25 Appealing Blues (Hello Little Girl) (2:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Honey Bee (3:22)
  2. 2 My Fault (2:41)
  3. 3 Still a Fool (3:18)
  4. 4 Early Morning Blues (Before Daybreak) (3:08)
  5. 5 She Moves Me (2:57)
  6. 6 All Night Long (2:53)
  7. 7 Country Boy (All Night Long) (3:11)
  8. 8 Please Have Mercy (3:12)
  9. 9 Looking For My Baby (2:43)
  10. 10 Standing Around Crying (3:22)
  11. 11 Gone To Main Street (2:28)
  12. 12 She's All Right (2:30)
  13. 13 Sad Sad Day (3:43)
  14. 14 Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man (3:03)
  15. 15 Turn the Lamp Down Low (Baby Please Don't Go) (2:41)
  16. 16 Mad Love (I Want You To Love Me) (3:04)
  17. 17 Blow Wind Blow (3:09)
  18. 18 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (2:51)
  19. 19 She's So Pretty (2:13)
  20. 20 Just Make Love to Me (I Just Want to Make Love to You) (2:53)
  21. 21 Oh Yeh! (Oh Yeah) (2:58)
  22. 22 I'm Ready (3:04)
  23. 23 I Don't Know Why (2:53)
  24. 24 Lovin' Man (2:26)
Disc 3
  1. 1 I'm a Natural Born Lover (2:51)
  2. 2 I Want To Be Loved (2:44)
  3. 3 My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble) (3:12)
  4. 4 Manish Boy (2:55)
  5. 5 Young Fashioned Ways (Old-Fashioned Ways) (3:01)
  6. 6 Trouble No More (2:42)
  7. 7 Sugar Sweet (I Can't Call Her Sugar) (2:31)
  8. 8 Forty Days and Forty Nights (2:52)
  9. 9 All Aboard (2:56)
  10. 10 Don't Go No Farther (2:56)
  11. 11 Diamonds At Your Feet (2:26)
  12. 12 I Got To Find My Baby (2:49)
  13. 13 Just To Be With You (3:15)
  14. 14 Got My Mojo Working (2:52)
  15. 15 Rock Me (3:13)
  16. 16 Good News (2:50)
  17. 17 Come Home Baby, I Wish You Would (2:55)
  18. 18 I Live the Life I Love (I Love the Life I Live) (2:51)
  19. 19 Evil (2:17)
  20. 20 I Won't Go On (2:56)
  21. 21 She's Got It (2:49)
  22. 22 Close To You (3:06)
  23. 23 She's Nineteen Years Old (3:18)
  24. 24 Mean Mistreater (2:46)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Walkin' Thru the Park (Walking In the Park) (2:46)
  2. 2 Clouds In My Heart (2:58)
  3. 3 Ooh Wee (2:45)
  4. 4 Take the Bitter With the Sweet (3:08)
  5. 5 She's Into Somethin' (2:46)
  6. 6 Recipe For Love (2:58)
  7. 7 Tell Me Baby (2:18)
  8. 8 I Feel So Good (2:56)
  9. 9 When I Get To Thinking (3:08)
  10. 10 I'm Your Doctor (2:17)
  11. 11 Read Way Back (2:39)
  12. 12 Love Affair (2:48)
  13. 13 Look What You've Done (2:24)
  14. 14 Tiger In Your Tank (2:16)
  15. 15 Meanest Woman (2:20)
  16. 16 Got My Mojo Working, Pt. 1 (4:29)
  17. 17 Woman Wanted (2:51)
  18. 18 Messin' With the Man (2:18)
  19. 19 Lonesome Room Blues (3:00)
  20. 20 Going Home (3:01)
  21. 21 Tough Times (2:27)
  22. 22 Muddy Waters Twist (1:52)
  23. 23 You Shook Me (2:44)
  24. 24 You Need Love (2:45)
  25. 25 Little Brown Bird (3:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Muddy Waters Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
James Cotton Harmonica
Willie Dixon Bass, Vocals
Earl Hooker Guitar
Big Walter Horton Harmonica
Casey Jones Percussion, Drums, Bird Calls
Little Walter Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
A.C. Reed Tenor Saxophone
Hubert Sumlin Guitar
Junior Wells Harmonica
Langston Hughes Master of Ceremonies
Johnny Jones Piano
Boyd Atkins Tenor Saxophone
Fred Below Drums
Jackie Brenston Baritone Saxophone
Leonard Chess Bass Drums
Francis Clay Drums
Ernest "Big" Crawford Bass, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Al Duncan Drums
Elgin Evans Drums
Leroy Foster Guitar, Bass Drums, Hi Hat
Pat Hare Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
George Hunter Drums
Earnest Johnson Bass
Lafayette Leake Piano
Odie Payne Jr. Drums
Milton Rector Bass
Jimmy Rogers Guitar
Sunnyland Slim Piano
Otis Spann Piano, Vocals
Andrew Stephenson Bass
Luther Tucker Guitar
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker Organ
Matt Murphy Guitar
Marcus Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Little Drums
Willie Smith Drums
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
Peter J. Clayton Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Curtis Jones Composer
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Big Joe Williams Composer
Lucky Cordell Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
Phil Wright Information
James Alston Composer
Bernard Roth Composer
Harriett Melka Composer
Fred Rothwell Information
Preston Foster Composer
James Oden Composer
Melvin London Composer
Robert Lockwood Composer
Otis Smothers Composer
William Broonzy Composer
Carl Wright Composer
Henry Morganfield Composer
Hap Walker Composer
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