A Brief History of the Blues

A Brief History of the Blues


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A Brief History of the Blues

There's a little bit of everything on this generous 21-song set, from unaccompanied hollers to 1930s Delta blues and modern electric blues stuff, as well, so there is the outline for a history of the blues here, but it's hardly spelled out, and in the end it feels mostly like a pretty decent to ordinary blues mixtape. There's some great stuff here, though, like yet another vibrant version of Elmore James tearing into "Dust My Broom," Mississippi John Hurt's measured and graceful "Stack O' Lee," Big Mama Thornton's wonderfully ragged "Hound Dog," and Bessie Smith's passionate yet still stately take on "St. Louis Blues," making this sequence an OK fit for a short, blues-filled road trip.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2008
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602517823631
catalogNumber: 001187702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Dixon   Bass,Background Vocals
John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals
Little Walter   Harmonica,Vocals
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica,Vocals
Johnny Otis   Vibes
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Koko Taylor   Vocals
Big Mama Thornton   Vocals
Johnny Horton   Upright Bass
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Charlie Sexton   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Hank Crawford   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Barge   Tenor Saxophone
Sam Lay   Drums
Robert Lockwood   Guitar
Joe Arnold   Baritone Saxophone
Theodore Arthur   Tenor Saxophone
Leard Bell   Drums
Fred Below   Drums
Howlin' Wolf   Guitar
Eddie "Guitar" Burns   Guitar
Leonard Caston   Guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Edward Hale   Alto Saxophone
Ike Turner   Piano
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Booker T. Jones   Organ
Zell Kindred   Piano
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
Albert King   Guitar,Vocals
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Pete "Guitar" Lewis   Guitar
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals
Jack Myers   Electric Bass
Odie Payne   Drums
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
Otis Rush   Guitar,Vocals
Otis Spann   Piano
Wes Starr   Drums
Jimmie Vaughan   Guitar
Devonia Williams   Piano
Albert Winston   Bass
Buddy Woodson   Bass
Erykah Badu   Vocals
Doyle Bramhall   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Tommy Nevue   Trumpet
James Walker   Bass
Vernon R. Heard   Bass
Ted Curry   Drums
Eddie Hutchinson   Trumpet
Alex Jackson   Drums
Gary Clark   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer,Producer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer
Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Eddie Taylor   Composer
Charlie Sexton   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Sam Hopkins   Composer
Tonio K.   Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Ralph Bass   Producer
Leonard Chess   Producer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Walter Roland   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
John Painter   Engineer
Doyle Bramhall   Arranger

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