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Story of the Blues [Sony]
     

The Story of the Blues [Sony]

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by Bob Dylan
 

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A music primer that’s as enjoyable as it is edifying, The Story of the Blues brings together exemplary tracks from a roster of significant artists stretching back to Blind Willie McTell and Charley Patton and forward to Bob Dylan and Keb' Mo', touching on such icons as Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and Muddy Waters along the way. Acoustic and

Overview

A music primer that’s as enjoyable as it is edifying, The Story of the Blues brings together exemplary tracks from a roster of significant artists stretching back to Blind Willie McTell and Charley Patton and forward to Bob Dylan and Keb' Mo', touching on such icons as Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and Muddy Waters along the way. Acoustic and electric, folk blues, urban blues, blues-rock, and more -- all the major variations of the genre are touched upon. The vitality and power of this music, one of American’s prime cultural treasures, cuts straight across time; the oldest performances are just as powerful and immediate as the more contemporary ones. A classic collection when it was originally released in the 1970s, the 2003 edition has been expanded with a few additional tracks.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998633421
catalogNumber:
86334

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scrapper Blackwell   Guitar
Michael Bloomfield   Guitar
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals
Leroy Carr   Piano,Vocals
Bo Carter   Guitar,Vocals
James Cotton   Harp
Mississippi John Hurt   Guitar,Vocals
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Guitar,Vocals
Lead Belly   Guitar,Vocals
Blind Willie McTell   Guitar,Vocals
Memphis Slim   Piano
Charley Patton   Guitar,Vocals
Taj Mahal   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Big Joe Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Yancey   Piano
Michael Shrieve   Drums
Jeff Beck   Guitar
Bob Dylan   Guitar,Vocals
Janis Joplin   Vocals
Buddy Miles   Drums
Charlie Sexton   Guitar
Rod Stewart   Vocals
Johnny Winter   Guitar,Vocals,screams
Ronnie Wood   Bass
Peter Johnson   Piano
Luis Gasca   Trumpet
Jesse Ed Davis   Guitar
Keith LeBlanc   Drums
José Chepitó Areas   Conga,Timbales
Barry Goldberg   Keyboards
Nick Gravenites   Vocals
Augie Meyers   Keyboards
Gregg Rolie   Keyboards,Vocals
Kevin Gibbs   Vocals
Bob Margolin   Guitar
Blind Roosevelt Graves   Guitar
Casey Bill Weldon   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Texas Alexander   Vocals
Sam Andrew   Guitar
Eddie Anthony   Fiddle,Vocals
Louis Armstrong   Cornet
Louis Bacon   Cornet
Maury Baker   Drums
Laval Belle   Drums
Black Bob Hudson   Piano
Chuck Blackwell   Drums
Harvey Brooks   Bass
Brownie McGhee   Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Burse   Guitar
Charles Calmese   Bass
Brad Campbell   Bass
Larry Campbell   Guitar
Mike Carabello   Conga
Lonnie Castille   Drums
Terry Clements   Tenor Saxophone
Donald Cooks   Bass
Marcus Doubleday   Trumpet
Susie Hawthorne   Vocals
Tommy Eyre   Keyboards
Cornelius "Snookey" Flowers   Baritone Saxophone
Tony Garnier   Bass
Gary Gilmore   Bass
Lillian Glinn   Vocals
Uaroy Graves   Tambourine
Eddie Haywood   Piano
Lightnin' Hopkins   Guitar,Vocals
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Robert Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
Jab Jones   Piano,Jug
R.J. Jones   Piano
David Kemper   Drums
Richard Kermode   Organ
Ransom Knowling   String Bass
Chris Layton   Drums
Skip McDonald   Guitar
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals
Pinetop Perkins   Piano
Herbie Rich   Keyboards,Saxophone
Judge Riley   Drums
Washboard Sam   Washboard
Tommy Shannon   Bass
Talvin Singh   Percussion
Faber Smith   Vocals
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith   Drums
Sonny Terry   Harmonica
Peter Strazza   Tenor Saxophone
"Uncle" John Turner   Percussion,Drums
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Guitar,Vocals
Mickey Waller   Drums
Clarence Williams   Piano
Henry "Rubberlegs" Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Keb' Mo'   Guitar,Vocals
Willie Tyson   Piano
Charlie Green   Trombone
Floyd Casey   Drums
Jordan Webb   Harmonica
Bertha "Chippie" Hill   Vocals
Booker T. Washington White   Guitar,Vocals
Carlos Santana   Guitar
Willie Dixon Band   Bass,Vocals
Peg Leg Howell   Guitar,Vocals
Cooney Vaughn   Piano
Robert Burse   Washboard,cowbell,Wood Block
Fulton Allen   Guitar,Vocals
William Bunch   Piano,Vocals
Jody "Butterbeans" Edwards   Vocals
Carl Davis   Guitar
Dave Brown   Bass
Robert Brown   Washboard
Saz Bell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Larry Davis   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Composer
J.B. Lenoir   Composer
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer
Bessie Smith   Composer
Taj Mahal   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Bukka White   Composer
Jimmy Yancey   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Janis Joplin   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Gabor Szabo   Composer
Joe Williams   Composer
Eddie Anthony   Composer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Charlie Burse   Composer
Susie Hawthorne   Composer
Roosevelt Graves and Brother   Composer
Peter Green   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Jab Jones   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Mel London   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Candy Parton   Composer
Yank Rachell   Composer
Will Shade   Composer
Henry "Rubberlegs" Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Armenter "Bo" Chatmon   Composer
Bertha "Chippie" Hill   Composer
Joshua Barnes Howell   Composer
Ernest Lawlars   Composer
Lester Melrose   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Jerry Rappaport   Reissue Producer
Paul Oliver   Liner Notes
Lloyd Ziff   Cover Design
Robert Ellen   Composer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Fulton Allen   Composer
William Bunch   Composer
Wilson McLean   Cover Art
Jody "Butterbeans" Edwards   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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The Story of the Blues [CBS/Columbia] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This IS a great collection. I just wish they hadn't taken off 2 of my very favorite tracks from the original collection: Elmore James' "Sunnyland Blues" and Otis Spann's "Bloody Murder." They were the last two tracks on the original, and seem to have disappeared here.