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The Roots of the Doors

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A collection of 21 mostly blues tracks that either influenced or were covered by the Doors, this set works just fine as an anthology even without the Doors connection. And it isn't all straight blues, either, with songs like Slim Harpo's wry and very much Excello swamp poppish "I'm a King Bee " and the Viscounts' "Harlem Nocturne" also showing up here. Much of this set, though, is comprised of darkly themed blues tracks, not surprising considering the Doors' often edgy output, and tracks like Robert Johnson's timeless "Cross Road Blues" are always fun to hear.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A collection of 21 mostly blues tracks that either influenced or were covered by the Doors, this set works just fine as an anthology even without the Doors connection. And it isn't all straight blues, either, with songs like Slim Harpo's wry and very much Excello swamp poppish "I'm a King Bee " and the Viscounts' "Harlem Nocturne" also showing up here. Much of this set, though, is comprised of darkly themed blues tracks, not surprising considering the Doors' often edgy output, and tracks like Robert Johnson's timeless "Cross Road Blues" are always fun to hear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: Snapper Uk
  • UPC: 636551006620
  • Catalog Number: 966
  • Sales rank: 262,920

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo (3:02)
  2. 2 Mystery Train - Little Junior Parker & His Blue Flames (2:24)
  3. 3 Don't Go No Farther - Muddy Waters (2:54)
  4. 4 Fever - Little Willie John (2:42)
  5. 5 Harlem Nocturne - The Viscounts (2:21)
  6. 6 Summertime - Billie Holiday (2:57)
  7. 7 Alabama Song - Bertolt Brecht (3:03)
  8. 8 Baby Please Don't Go - Joe Williams' Washboard Blues Singers (3:24)
  9. 9 House of the Risin' Sun (3:15)
  10. 10 Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson (2:39)
  11. 11 Crawling King Snake - John Lee Hooker (2:39)
  12. 12 Rock Me Mama - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:57)
  13. 13 I Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters (2:50)
  14. 14 Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley (2:09)
  15. 15 Close to You - Muddy Waters (3:05)
  16. 16 Who Do You Love? - Bo Diddley (2:29)
  17. 17 Carol - Chuck Berry (2:48)
  18. 18 Me and the Devil Blues - Robert Johnson (2:30)
  19. 19 St. James Infirmary - Josh White (3:38)
  20. 20 Aura Lee - The Shelton Brothers (2:40)
  21. 21 Strange Lovin' Blues - Sara Martin (2:58)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Slim Harpo Composer
Hoyt Axton Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Dave Henderson Liner Notes
Ellas McDaniel Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Traditional Composer
Cooley Composer
Williams Composer
White Composer
Poulton Composer
Hagen Composer
Durdon Composer
Dixon Composer
Fosdick Composer
Parker Composer
Foster Composer
Hollins Composer
Davenport Composer
Presley Composer
Phillips Composer
Rogers Composer
Johnson Composer
Shelton Composer
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