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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Merging blues and Memphis-styled R&B and soul into a smooth mix, and with a guitar and vocal style that hinges on clear and fluid phrasing, Robert Cray has been a remarkably consistent performer throughout his career. This set collects two discs of his early work for Mercury Records and adds in a third disc of guitar and vocal duets with the likes of Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, and Shemekia Copeland. There was more to come from Cray in the years after these recordings were made (which is why this really isn't the "ultimate" collection, as the title states), but what he did well later he was already doing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Merging blues and Memphis-styled R&B and soul into a smooth mix, and with a guitar and vocal style that hinges on clear and fluid phrasing, Robert Cray has been a remarkably consistent performer throughout his career. This set collects two discs of his early work for Mercury Records and adds in a third disc of guitar and vocal duets with the likes of Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, and Shemekia Copeland. There was more to come from Cray in the years after these recordings were made (which is why this really isn't the "ultimate" collection, as the title states), but what he did well later he was already doing well then.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Universal Nl
  • UPC: 602498216576
  • Catalog Number: 9821657
  • Sales rank: 51,469

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Who's Been Talking? (3:46)
  2. 2 I'm Gonna Forget About You (3:07)
  3. 3 When the Welfare Turns Its Back on You (3:21)
  4. 4 Phone Booth (3:29)
  5. 5 Got to Make a Comeback (2:51)
  6. 6 So Many Women So Little Time (3:57)
  7. 7 Playin' in the Dirt (3:41)
  8. 8 I've Slipped Her Mind (5:13)
  9. 9 False Accusations (3:55)
  10. 10 Right Next Door (Because of Me) (4:18)
  11. 11 Smoking Gun (4:06)
  12. 12 I Guess I Showed Her (3:38)
  13. 13 I Wonder (3:57)
  14. 14 Nothin' But a Woman (3:57)
  15. 15 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (3:47)
  16. 16 Don't You Even Care (3:56)
  17. 17 Acting This Way (4:29)
  18. 18 The Forecast (Calls for Pain) (4:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Things You Do to Me (4:41)
  2. 2 Bouncin' Back (4:05)
  3. 3 I Was Warned (7:16)
  4. 4 He Don't Live Here Anymore (5:15)
  5. 5 Our Last Time (5:08)
  6. 6 You're Gonna Need Me (3:37)
  7. 7 1040 Blues (5:02)
  8. 8 Passing By (5:10)
  9. 9 I Shiver (5:07)
  10. 10 Moan (6:01)
  11. 11 Steppin' Out (4:47)
  12. 12 Jealous Love (4:12)
  13. 13 Never Mattered Much (4:45)
  14. 14 Trick or Treat (3:11)
  15. 15 I Can't Quit (5:05)
  16. 16 Nothing Against You (5:46)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Dream - Albert Collins (5:32)
  2. 2 T-Bone Shuffle - Johnny Copeland (4:57)
  3. 3 Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Chuck Berry (2:25)
  4. 4 Playin' with My Friends - B.B. King (5:17)
  5. 5 Love Struck Baby (2:56)
  6. 6 I Pity the Fool - Shemekia Copeland (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Cray Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Robert Cray Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Otis Redding Composer
O.V. Wright Composer
Peter Boe Composer
Bruce Bromberg Composer
Richard Cousins Composer
Howard Grimes Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Albert King Composer
Deadric Malone Composer
David Plenn Composer
David Porter Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan Composer
Aaron Walker Composer
Dennis Walker Composer
Earl Randle Composer
Joe Shamwell Composer
Andrew Hall Composer
David Olson Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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