Blues Story [Shout! Factory]

Blues Story [Shout! Factory]


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Blues Story [Shout! Factory]

Blues Story opens with the wonderful, lazy horns of Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues" and ends on the edge of rock & roll with Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog." In between are dozens of classic old blues tracks, including Tommy Johnson's bright but desperate signature tune, "Canned Heat Blues," T-Bone Walker's "Call It Stormy Monday" (with its famous line, "The eagle flies on Friday"), Elmore James' "Dust My Broom," Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man" (with the equally famous line, "He's just tall, that's all"), and Louis Jordan's jump blues standard, "Caldonia." One of Skip James' finest performances is also here, "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues," as well as Bukka White's autobiographical and driving "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues." It is extremely difficult to give the fabled story of the blues its fair due in just under 40 tracks, but this collection does a marvelous job, and functions as a varied and well-balanced history of one of America's most important musical styles.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2003
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663113426
catalogNumber: 31134

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Bobby "Blue" Bland   Contributor
Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer,Contributor
Guitar Slim   Composer
Buddy Guy   Contributor
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Mississippi John Hurt   Composer,Contributor
Skip James   Composer
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Composer,Contributor
Little Walter   Contributor
Memphis Slim   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer,Contributor
Bessie Smith   Contributor
Mamie Smith   Composer,Contributor
Koko Taylor   Contributor
Big Mama Thornton   Contributor
Bukka White   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Ruth Brown   Contributor
Louis Jordan   Contributor
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer,Contributor
Robert Lockwood   Composer,Contributor
Herb Lance   Composer
Blind Blake   Contributor
Ma Rainey   Contributor
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Composer
Bonita Butter   Contributor
Little Milton   Contributor
Leonard Chess   Contributor
Pluma Davis   Composer
Elmore James   Composer,Contributor
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Jay Levy   Producer
Eurreal Montgomery   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer,Contributor
Jim O'Neal   Producer,Liner Notes
Otis Rush   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Aaron Walker   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Contributor
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Richard Foos   Producer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Joe Primrose   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Traci Swartz   Artwork
Vickie Ragsdale   Licensing
Johnny Wallace   Composer
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones   Composer
Fleecy Moore   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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Blues Story [Shout! Factory] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Blues is oldest most original and influential American art form. Born over a hundred years ago in the Mississippi Delta, telling the stories of the poor and oppressed with incredible soul and honesty. The Blues Story is the greatest compilation of the best blues artists of our time. This two disc set contains track such as Mamie Smith singing “Crazy Blues”, that is so powerful and soulful that I felt like I was in a smokey blues club down in New Orleans with Mamie right in front of me. Other tracks include Big Joe Turner singing the original, low down “Shake rattle and Roll”, B.B. King singing “Everyday I Have the Blues”, and my personal favorite, Ma Rainey singing the “Yonder Comes the Blues” in which you feel that the music is coming straight from her gut. I really and enjoyed this CD and feel that it is a must have for any blues fan and anyone who has an appreciation for music in general.