Blues Story CD (2003)

Artist: Various Artists

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Best Blues Album Ever!!!1

on 10/16/2003

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. Read More

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 60615340
UPC 826663113426
UPC 14 00826663113426
Format CD
Release Date 9/30/2003
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 31134
Lable Name Shout! Factory
Released 09/30/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00826663113426
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Jay Levey, Richard Foos, Jim O'Neal.
Audio Remasterer: Bob Fisher .
Liner Note Author: Jim O'Neal.
Photographer: Dick Waterman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Sonny Boy Williamson I ; Elmore James; Bonita Butter; Leonard Chess; Little Milton; Little Walter; Louis Jordan; Lowell Fulson; Ma Rainey; Mamie Smith; Mississippi John Hurt; Muddy Waters; Robert Lockwood, Jr.; Ruth Brown; T-Bone Walker; Bessie Smith; Big Mama Thornton; Koko Taylor; Blind Blake; Blind Lemon Jefferson; Bobby "Blue" Bland; Buddy Guy; Charley Patton.
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. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith,Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
2 Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson,Rollin' And Tumblin' - Little Walter (Part 1)
3 Police Dog Blues - Blind Blake,Dust My Broom - Elmore James
4 Yonder Comes The Blues - Ma Rainey,Things I Used To Do, The - Guitar Slim
5 Screamin' And Hollerin' Blues - Charley Patton,Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
6 Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson,Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
7 St Louis Blues - Bessie Smith,How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
8 Walking Blues - Son House,Three Times A Fool - Otis Rush
9 How Long - Pinetop Perkins,First Time I Met The Blues, The - Buddy Guy
10 Take A Walk With Me - Robert Lockwood Jr.,You're Gonna Have Murder On Your Hands - Little Milton
11 She Brought Life Back To The Dead - Sonny Boy Williamson,Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
12 Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson,Shake Em On Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell
13 Caldonia - Louis Jordan,I Can't Be Satisfied - Big Bill Broonzy
14 Shake Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner,Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues - Skip James
15 Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) - Ruth Brown,Samson & Delilah - Reverend Gary Davis
16 Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown,Aberdeen Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
17 Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker,Candy Man Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
18 Everyday I Have The Blues - B.B. King,Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
19 St. James Infirmary - Bobby "Blue" Bland,Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
Disc 2
1 Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith,Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
2 Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson,Rollin' And Tumblin' - Little Walter (Part 1)
3 Police Dog Blues - Blind Blake,Dust My Broom - Elmore James
4 Yonder Comes The Blues - Ma Rainey,Things I Used To Do, The - Guitar Slim
5 Screamin' And Hollerin' Blues - Charley Patton,Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
6 Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson,Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
7 St Louis Blues - Bessie Smith,How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
8 Walking Blues - Son House,Three Times A Fool - Otis Rush
9 How Long - Pinetop Perkins,First Time I Met The Blues, The - Buddy Guy
10 Take A Walk With Me - Robert Lockwood Jr.,You're Gonna Have Murder On Your Hands - Little Milton
11 She Brought Life Back To The Dead - Sonny Boy Williamson,Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King
12 Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson,Shake Em On Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell
13 Caldonia - Louis Jordan,I Can't Be Satisfied - Big Bill Broonzy
14 Shake Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner,Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues - Skip James
15 Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean) - Ruth Brown,Samson & Delilah - Reverend Gary Davis
16 Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown,Aberdeen Mississippi Blues - Bukka White
17 Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker,Candy Man Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
18 Everyday I Have The Blues - B.B. King,Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
19 St. James Infirmary - Bobby "Blue" Bland,Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
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