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The Time-Life Treasury of the Blues

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Twenty exemplary -- and thoroughly enjoyable -- examples of classic electric blues: Does it get any better? Each track, from Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” to “Freddie King’s “I’m Tore Down” to B. B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone” (and there are plenty of tunes by artists not named King), is a signature performance. Blues hits by the likes of Little Walter (“My Babe”), Muddy Waters (“Got My Mojo Working” and “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”), Jimmy Reed (“Baby What You Want Me to Do”), Bobby Bland (“Turn On Your Love Light”), and many more are as lively and emotionally gripping as they were on their first release decades ago. The roots of so much rock 'n' roll...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Twenty exemplary -- and thoroughly enjoyable -- examples of classic electric blues: Does it get any better? Each track, from Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” to “Freddie King’s “I’m Tore Down” to B. B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone” (and there are plenty of tunes by artists not named King), is a signature performance. Blues hits by the likes of Little Walter (“My Babe”), Muddy Waters (“Got My Mojo Working” and “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”), Jimmy Reed (“Baby What You Want Me to Do”), Bobby Bland (“Turn On Your Love Light”), and many more are as lively and emotionally gripping as they were on their first release decades ago. The roots of so much rock 'n' roll also becomes clear from hearing these virtual musical blueprints. A perfect sampler with which to introduce blues neophytes to this great music, Treasury rightfully presumes that giving a little taste will bring new recruits back for more.
All Music Guide - Campbell
The Time-Life Treasury of the Blues showcases Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "That's All Right" recorded in 1946 and 19 subsequent electric blues classics of the postwar period. These are the powerhouse songs/hits of the era by Bobby Bland, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, and Jimmy Reed. While there is nothing here that the aficionado doesn't already own, these 20 original remastered tracks are the perfect introduction for the blues novice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/2003
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583084429
  • Catalog Number: 18895

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King (2:48)
  2. 2 The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King (5:25)
  3. 3 Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker (2:33)
  4. 4 Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor (3:02)
  5. 5 Hound Dog - Willie Mae Thornton (2:51)
  6. 6 How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf (2:43)
  7. 7 Dust My Blues - Elmore James & His Broomdusters (3:11)
  8. 8 (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters (2:52)
  9. 9 Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad) - T-Bone Walker (3:02)
  10. 10 That's All Right - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:54)
  11. 11 The Things That I Used to Do - Guitar Slim (3:02)
  12. 12 My Babe - Little Walter (2:38)
  13. 13 Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison (2:27)
  14. 14 Baby, What You Want Me to Do - Jimmy Reed (2:25)
  15. 15 I'm Tore Down - Freddie King (2:39)
  16. 16 I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush (2:59)
  17. 17 Mojo Hand - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:55)
  18. 18 Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo (2:54)
  19. 19 Turn on Your Love Light - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:37)
  20. 20 Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters (4:12)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Big Mama Thornton Contributor
T-Bone Walker Contributor
Muddy Waters Contributor
John Morthland Liner Notes
Robert Hull Executive Producer
Jimmy Reed Jr. Contributor
Elizabeth Riedl Director, Creative Services Coordinator
Linda Rolla Creative Services Coordinator
Chester Burnett Composer
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