When the Sun Goes Down: The Secret History of Rock & Roll

When the Sun Goes Down: The Secret History of Rock & Roll


The Secret History of Rock and Roll contains 100 original blues classics spread over four discs. The main function of this series is to shine a light on the roots of rock & roll. It's a noble concept which sounds great due to the remastering of these tracks. Among the instantly recognizable tunes covered by rock bands of the '60s and '70s include "Baby, Please…  See more details below


The Secret History of Rock and Roll contains 100 original blues classics spread over four discs. The main function of this series is to shine a light on the roots of rock & roll. It's a noble concept which sounds great due to the remastering of these tracks. Among the instantly recognizable tunes covered by rock bands of the '60s and '70s include "Baby, Please Don't Go" by Big Joe Williams; "Viola Lee Blues" by Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers; "Statesboro Blues" by Blind Willie McTell; "Stealin' Stealin'" by the Memphis Jug Band; "Good Morning School Girl" by Sonny Boy Williamson; and "That's All Right" and "My Baby Left Me," both by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup. RCA also released these four discs separately.

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Disc 1

  1. Catfish Blues
  2. Baby, Please Don't Go  - Big Joe Williams
  3. Ham an' Eggs
  4. Mississippi River Blues
  5. Just a Goo Woman Through With the Blues
  6. Garbage Man Blues  - Milton Brown
  7. The Panama Limited  - Washington White
  8. Cool Drink of Water Blues
  9. The Midnight Special
  10. Worried Man Blues
  11. Les Blues de Voyage  - Denus McGee
  12. K.C. Railroad Blues  - Jim Baxter
  13. Somebody's Been Stealin'  - Reverend J.M. Gates
  14. Beale Street Blues
  15. Devil in the Woodpile  - Noah Lewis
  16. Walk Right In  - Gus Cannon
  17. Ninety-Nine Year Blues
  18. Got Cut All to Pieces
  19. Feather Bed  - Gus Cannon
  20. Can't Put a Bridle on That Mule This Morning
  21. Davidson County Blues
  22. Frankie and Johnny
  23. Dixie Bo-Bo
  24. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  25. St. Louis Blues  -  Hall Johnson Choir

Disc 2

  1. Telephoning the Blues
  2. Viola Lee Blues  - Gus Cannon
  3. Haven't Got a Dollar to Pay Your House Rent Man
  4. Saturday Blues
  5. When I Woke Up This Morning She Was Gone  - Jim Jackson
  6. Canned Heat Blues  - Tommy Johnson
  7. Statesboro Blues
  8. Stealin', Stealin'
  9. Judge Harsh Blues
  10. Rent Man Blues
  11. I Don't Care What You Say
  12. I Hate a Man Like You
  13. 'Taint Nobody's Business If I Do, Pt. 1
  14. I'm a Mighty Tight Woman  - Sippie Wallace
  15. Standin' on the Corner  - Jimmie Rodgers
  16. The Girl I Love, She Got Long, Curly Hair
  17. Don't Want No Woman (Have T' Give My Money To)
  18. Cocaine Habit Blues
  19. Married Woman Blues
  20. Red Nightgown Blues
  21. Hard Working Woman
  22. Doubled Up in a Knot  - Bo Carter
  23. If You Want Me, Baby
  24. The First Time I Met the Blues  - Little Brother Montgomery
  25. Sales Tax  -  Mississippi Sheiks

Disc 3

  1. That's Chicago's South Side
  2. Peetie Wheatstraw
  3. Devil's Island Gin Blues  - Roosevelt Sykes
  4. Sail on, Little Girl, Sail On
  5. Black Gal, What Makes Your Head So Hard?
  6. I Lost My Baby  - Lil Johnson
  7. Keep Your Hands Off Her
  8. When the Sun Goes Down  - Leroy Carr
  9. Selling My Pork Chops
  10. Every Day I Have the Blues
  11. Sweet Sixteen  - Walter Davis
  12. Honky Tonk Train Blues
  13. Trouble in Mind
  14. He Roars Like a Lion  - Merline Johnson
  15. Prowling Night Hawk  - Robert Lee McCoy
  16. Good Morning School Girl  - John Williamson
  17. You Got to Fix It
  18. Bucket's Got Hole in It  - Washboard Sam
  19. Bottle It Up and Go
  20. Key to the Highway
  21. Don't You Like to Me  - Tampa Red
  22. What Is That She Got
  23. Going Down Slow  - St. Louis Jimmy Oden
  24. Hobo Blues  - Yank Rachell
  25. He's a Jelly Roll Baker

Disc 4

  1. Pearl Harbor Blues  -  Doctor Clayton
  2. My Buddy Blues
  3. Worried Life Blues  - Big Maceo Merriweather
  4. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water  -  Cats & the Fiddle
  5. Grinder Man Blues
  6. Walkin' the Boogie  - Pete Johnson
  7. Why Don't You Do Right?  - Lillian "Lil" Green
  8. Little Boy Blue
  9. Angels in Harlem  -  Doctor Clayton
  10. Illinois Central  - Sunnyland Slim
  11. Chicago Is Just That Way  - Eddie Boyd
  12. That's All Right
  13. Get the Mop  - Henry "Red" Allen
  14. Look on Yonder Wall
  15. Anytime Is the Right Time  - Roosevelt Sykes
  16. When Things Go Wrong With You  - Tampa Red
  17. Dust My Broom
  18. Soap and Water Blues  - Washboard Sam
  19. Rockin' With Red  - Piano Red
  20. Sweet Little Angel  - Tampa Red
  21. My Baby Left Me
  22. How Blue Can You Get?  -  Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
  23. Right String, But the Wrong Yo-Yo  - Piano Red
  24. Ride and Roll  - Sonny Terry
  25. Get Rich Quick

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scrapper Blackwell   Guitar
Eddie Boyd   Piano,Vocals
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals
Leroy Carr   Piano,Vocals
Peter J. Clayton   Vocals
Blind John Davis   Piano
Sleepy John Estes   Guitar,Vocals
Alberta Hunter   Vocals
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
Lead Belly   Guitar,Vocals
Furry Lewis   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy McClennan   Guitar,Vocals
Blind Willie McTell   Guitar,Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery   Piano,Vocals
Victoria Spivey   Vocals
Frank Stokes   Guitar,Vocals
Roosevelt Sykes   Piano,Vocals
Henry Townsend   Guitar
Sippie Wallace   Piano,Vocals
Peetie Wheatstraw   Piano,Vocals
Big Joe Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Amédé Ardoin   Accordion,Vocals
Jimmie Davis   Vocals
Paul Robeson   Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet,Vocals
Albert Ammons   Piano
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Peter Johnson   Piano
Jelly Roll Morton   Piano
Fats Waller   Organ
Luis Russell   Piano
Natty Dominique   Trumpet
Earl Humphrey   Trombone
Lizzie Miles   Vocals
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Howard Armstrong   Guitar
Frank Crumit   Guitar
Gus Cannon   Banjo,Vocals,Jug
Joe Howard   Tuba
Lil Johnson   Vocals
Bessie Tucker   Vocals
Milton Brown   Vocals
Robert Lockwood   Guitar,Vocals
Mother Maybelle Carter   Guitar
Merline Johnson   Vocals
Sonny Boy Nelson   Guitar
Casey Bill Weldon   Steel Guitar
Dennis McGee   Guitar
Louis Armstrong   Cornet
Elijah Avery   Guitar
Ishman Bracey   Guitar,Vocals
Chuck Barksdale   Vocals,String Bass
Joseph Bell   Vocals
Black Bob Hudson   Piano
Ted Bogan   Guitar
J.T. Brown   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Brownie McGhee   Guitar
Charlie Burse   Guitar,Vocals
A.P. Carter   Vocals
Sara Carter   Autoharp,Vocals
Leonard Caston   Guitar,Vocals
Lonnie Chatmon   Violin
Peter Chatman   Piano,Vocals
Lee Collins   Trumpet,Saxophone
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Guitar,Vocals
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Alfred Elkins   Bass,String Bass
Pops Foster   String Bass
Jimmie Gordon   Piano
William Green   Drums
Andrew Harris   String Bass
Bethenea Harris   Vocals
Hattie Hart   Vocals
Will Hatcher   Mandolin
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Milt Hinton   Bass
Charlie Holmes   Saxophone
James Hudson   Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Mike Jackson   Piano
Louis James   Tenor Saxophone
K.D. Johnson   Piano
L. Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Jab Jones   Piano,Vocals,Jug
R.J. Jones   Piano,Vocals
Ransom Knowling   Bass,Tuba,String Bass
Willie James Lacey   Guitar
Hambone Lewis   Jug
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Piano
Noah Lewis   Harmonica,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Horace Malcolm   Piano
William Mays   Trumpet
Robert Lee McCoy   Guitar,Vocals
Sticks McGhee   Guitar
Punch Miller   Trumpet
Johnny Miller   Bass
Odie Payne   Drums
Ben Ramey   Kazoo,Vocals
Blind Willie Reynolds   Guitar,Vocals
Dan Sane   Guitar
Bill Settles   Bass,String Bass
Sunnyland Slim   Vocals
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Vocals
Aaron "Pinetop" Sparks   Piano,Vocals
Vol Stevens   Guitar,Vocals
Dad Tracy   One-String Fiddle
Billy Valentine   Piano,Vocals
Sonny Boy Williamson   Harmonica
Hosea Woods   Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals
Cecil Brower   Fiddle
Ocie Stockard   Banjo
Derwood Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Fred "Papa" Calhoun   Piano
Wanna Coffman   Bass
Willie Johnson   Vocals
Orlandus Wilson   Vocals
Ollie Crawford   Guitar
Louis Dumaine   Cornet
Will Johnson   Guitar
Willie Joseph   Clarinet
Leonard Mitchell   Banjo
Morris Rouse   Piano
James Willigan   Drums
Lillian "Lil" Green   Vocals
DeFord Bailey   Harmonica
Jack Shilkret   Piano
Johnny Temple   Guitar,Vocals
Oscar Woods   Guitar
Willie Dixon Band   Bass,String Bass
Joe Pullum   Vocals
Hall Johnson   Conductor
Bob Fuller   Alto Saxophone
Robert Cooper   Piano
Andrew Baxter   Violin
George Holloway   Bass
William Langford   Vocals
J. Wimby   Piano
Simeon Henry   Piano
William Mitchell   Bass
Harry Owens   Vocals
James Ricks   Bass (Vocal)
Sam Theard   Vocals
Don Stovall   Alto Saxophone
Julius Daniels   Guitar,Vocals
Collins   Bass
Albert Dobbins   Alto Saxophone
Alfoncy Harris   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Austin Powell   Vocals,Guitar (Tenor)
Robert Petway   Guitar,Vocals
Edna Winston   Vocals
James "Yank" Rachel   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Douglas Williams   Clarinet
John Davis   Piano
Johnny Moore Band   Guitar
Gene Gilmore   Vocals
Ernie Price   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Henderson   Vocals,tiple
Norm Allen   Tenor (Vocal)
W.J. Jones   Bass
Buddy Christian's Creole Five   Banjo
James Hoskins   Drums
Dan Hornsby   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Walter Vincson   Guitar,Vocals
Daniel Johnson   Tenor (Vocal)
Wilbert Andrews   Guitar
Jim Baxter   Guitar,Vocals
Bubba Lee Torrence   Guitar
William Thompson   Piano
Edward Foster   Baritone (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Leroy Batchelor   Contributor
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Mike Kieffer   Source Material
Noah Lewis   Vocal Effect
Alan Stoker   Source Material
Jack Towers   Source Material
David Evans   Liner Notes
Hall Johnson   Arranger
Gary Kelley   Cover Illustration
Willie Perryman   Composer

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