Ultimate Blues [Decca]

Ultimate Blues [Decca]


It's a little all over the map, and not every one of the 41 tracks collected in this set is technically blues, but there are some classic performances here, including B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone," Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'," …  See more details below


It's a little all over the map, and not every one of the 41 tracks collected in this set is technically blues, but there are some classic performances here, including B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone," Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'," Etta James' "I Just Wanna Make Love to You," and the Allman Brothers Band's "Southbound," among others -- on second thought, on the right day and in the right place, anything can be the blues.

Product Details

Release Date:
Universal Uk


Disc 1

  1. Hoochie Coochie Man  - Muddy Waters
  2. All Your Love  - John Mayall
  3. Rockin' Chair @@Seasick Steve
  4. The Thrill Is Gone  - B.B. King
  5. All Right Now @@Free
  6. Johnny B. Goode  - Chuck Berry
  7. Boom Boom  - John Lee Hooker
  8. I Walk the Line @@Johnny Cash
  9. Smokestack Lightning  - Howlin' Wolf
  10. Johnny Got a Boom Boom  - Imelda May
  11. Let the Good Times Roll @@Ray Charles
  12. Who Do You Love? @@George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  13. Sweet Home Alabama  -  Lynyrd Skynyrd
  14. That Ole Devil Called Love  - Billie Holiday
  15. Rollin' and Tumblin  - Muddy Waters
  16. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free  - Irma Thomas
  17. Work Song  - Nina Simone
  18. Dust My Blues @@John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
  19. If It Hadn't Been for Love  -  SteelDrivers
  20. Every Day I Have the Blues  - B.B. King

Disc 2

  1. When Love Comes to Town  - B.B. King
  2. Dirt in My Pocket  - Joe Bonamassa
  3. Born Under a Bad Sign  - Albert King
  4. First Time I Met the Blues  - Buddy Guy
  5. I Just Want to Make Love to You  - Etta James
  6. I'm Alright  - Loudon Wainwright
  7. Sinner's Prayer  - B.B. King
  8. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl @@Yardbirds
  9. Don't Start Me to Talkin' @@Sonny Boy Williamson
  10. Have You Ever Loved a Woman? @@John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
  11. Don't Do Me No Favours @@James Hunter
  12. Stormy Monday  - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  13. Dust My Broom @@Elmore James
  14. My Babe  - Little Walter
  15. I'm in the Mood  - John Lee Hooker
  16. Nobody's Fault But Mine  - Beth Rowley
  17. Mad About the Boy  - Dinah Washington
  18. Southbound  -  Allman Brothers Band
  19. Bitch, I Love You @@Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
  20. Homesick's Blues  - Homesick James Williamson
  21. Mannish Boy  - Muddy Waters

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby "Blue" Bland   Vocals
Robert Cray   Background Vocals
Little Walter   Harmonica,Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery   Piano
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Allen Collins   Guitar
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Billy Powell   Keyboards
Robert Lockwood   Guitar
Fred Below   Drums
Helen Duncan   Background Vocals
Johnny Board   Tenor Saxophone
Skippy Brooks   Piano
Howlin' Wolf   Harmonica,Vocals
Peter Calo   Guitar
Leonard Caston   Guitar
Merry Clayton   Background Vocals
Phyllis Duncan   Background Vocals
Roland Faulkner   Guitar
Bobby Forte   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Freeman   Drums
Jarrett Gibson   Tenor Saxophone
Donald Hankins   Baritone Saxophone
Morris Jennings   Drums
Duke Jethro   Organ
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
Ed King   Guitar
Leo Lauchie   Bass Guitar
Tony Llorens   Organ,Drums
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Jack Meyers   Bass
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals
Don Myrick   Flute
Bob Neely   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Priseman   Trumpet
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
Gary Rossington   Guitar
Rebecca Evans Russell   Background Vocals
Louis Satterfield   Bass Guitar
Hamp Simmons   Bass Guitar
Otis Spann   Piano
John Starks   Drums
Gus Thornton   Double Bass
Ronnie Van Zant   Vocals
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Guitar
Leon Wilkeson   Bass Guitar
Larry Ciancia   Drums
Ali Friend   Double Bass
Jonathan Quarmby   Organ,Piano
Danny McCormack   Piano
Darrel Higham   Guitar
Bob Burns   Drums
Pervis Spann   DJ
Dean "Bam Bam" Beresford   Drums
Beth Rowley   Vocals
Imelda May   Vocals
Rueanne Duncan Jones   Background Vocals
Zufana Weddase   Background Vocals
Riley Hampton Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Loudon Wainwright   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Kooper   Producer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Nat Adderley   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Tutti Camarata   Producer
Noël Coward   Composer
Hal Mooney   Arranger,Producer
Gene Barge   Producer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Homesick James Williamson   Composer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Joe Bonamassa   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Leonard Chess   Producer
Marshall Chess   Producer
Phil Chess   Producer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Jack Clement   Engineer
Bob Crowder   Composer
Gus Dudgeon   Engineer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
David Freeman   Producer
Riley Hampton   Arranger
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Eurreal Montgomery   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Alan Roberts   Composer
Gary Rossington   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
Johnny Sandlin   Producer
Charles Stepney   Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer,Engineer
Billy Taylor   Composer
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Joe Zagarino   Engineer
Johnny Pate   Producer
Billy Myles   Composer
Jonathan Quarmby   Arranger,Producer
Jim Huff   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Joe Bihari   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
Darrel Higham   Engineer
Mandy Parnell   Mastering
Joe Scott   Arranger
Ben Castle   Arranger
Pervis Spann   Introduction
Brian Salvi   Composer
John & James Kelly   Producer
Beth Rowley   Arranger
Imelda May   Composer,Producer
Black Joe Lewis   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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