We'll Play the Blues for You

We'll Play the Blues for You


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We'll Play the Blues for You

Stax was almost exclusively devoted to soul; after all, the Memphis-based label was referred to as Soulsville U.S.A. But they did have their share of blues artists on their roster, as this collection highlights. Among the 18 tracks are familiar favorites, including Albert King ("Blues Power"), John Lee Hooker ("Please Don't Go"), Little Milton ("That's What Love Will Make You Do"), and Gus Cannon ("Walk Right In"), with lesser-known tracks from Steve Cropper ("Oh, Pretty Woman"), Ruby Johnson ("Weak Spot"), and Joe Hicks ("Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"). We'll Play the Blues for You is an excellent sampler made even better by its 2004 remastering.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2004
Label: Stax
UPC: 0025218861328
catalogNumber: 8613

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy McCracklin   Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Otis Redding   Vocals
Rufus Thomas   Vocals
Memphis Horns   Horn
Gus Cannon   Banjo,Vocals
Mable John   Vocals
Ruby Johnson   Vocals
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Ed Byers   Keyboards
Little Milton   Guitar,Vocals
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Charles Chalmers   Background Vocals
George Davidson   Drums
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Leroy Emanuel   Guitar
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Fred Ford   Saxophone
Howard Grimes   Drums
Isaac Hayes   Organ,Keyboards
Willie Hall   Drums
Willie Hampton   Guitar
Joe Hicks   Vocals
Leroy Hodges   Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Guitar
Ricky Holly   Drums
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Booker T. Jones   Keyboards
Ken Khristian   Guitar
Albert King   Guitar,Vocals
Little Sonny   Harmonica,Vocals
Ed Logan   Saxophone
Andrew Love   Saxophone
Bobby Manuel   Guitar
Mar-Keys   Horn
Thiotis Morgan   Drums
Phil Parker   Drums
Donna Rhodes   Background Vocals
Sandra Rhodes   Background Vocals
Rudy Robinson   Keyboards
Harvey Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Michael Toles   Guitar
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Willie James Exon   Guitar
Al Jackson   Drums
Roosevelt Pointer   Bass
James Alexander   Bass
Tommy L. Elrod   Track Performer
Mickey Gregory   Trumpet
Richard Lovelace   Bass
Milton Roby   Washboard
Ronnie Gordon   Keyboards
Allen Jones   Organ,Electric Piano

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Steve Cropper   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Arranger,Producer
Gus Cannon   Composer
Mable John   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Bell   Producer
Milton Campbell   Composer,Producer
James Cox   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer,Producer
Joe Hicks   Arranger,Producer
Lee Hildebrand   Liner Notes
Elmore James   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Albert King   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
David Porter   Composer,Producer
Rudy Robinson   Arranger
Mike Stoller   Composer
Hosea Woods   Composer
Tom Nixon   Producer
Al Jackson   Arranger,Producer
Henry Stone   Producer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Raymond Jackson   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Robert Geddins   Composer
Aaron Willis   Arranger,Composer
A.C. Williams   Composer
Allen Jones   Arranger,Producer
Henry Bush   Arranger,Producer

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