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Blues Gold [Hip O]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
    2. Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
    3. Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
    4. Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
    5. Things That I Used to Do, The - Guitar Slim
    6. My Babe - Little Walter
    7. I'm a Man - Bo Diddley
    8. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) - Ray Charles
    9. I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo
    10. So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Slim Harpo
    11. Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
    12. Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
    13. Have You Ever Loved a Woman - Freddie King
    14. Drivin' Wheel - Junior Parker
    15. Turn on Your Love Light - Bobby "Blue" Bland
    16. Frosty - Albert Collins
    17. Bring It on Home - Sonny Boy Williamson
    18. My Time After Awhile - Buddy Guy
    19. Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band
    20. Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
    21. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Mean Old World - Duane Allman/Eric Clapton
    2. All Your Love - Eric Clapton/John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
    3. Shake Your Moneymaker - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    4. Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
    5. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
    6. She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule to Ride) - Taj Mahal
    7. Thrill Is Gone, The - B.B. King
    8. If Walls Could Talk - Little Milton
    9. Trouble No More - The Allman Brothers Band (live)
    10. Luther's Blues - Luther Allison
    11. Down Home Blues - Z.Z. Hill
    12. Flood Down in Texas - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
    13. Bad to the Bone - Destroyers/George Thorogood
    14. Smoking Gun - Robert Cray Band
    15. Am I Wrong? - Keb' Mo'
    16. Good Morning Little School Girl - Jonny Lang
    17. Just Won't Burn - Susan Tedeschi
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5714

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Rubinson; David Z; Dennis Walker; Jay Miller; Johnny Vincent; John Porter; Joseph W. Scott; Leonard Chess; Mike Vernon; Paul Rothchild; Philippe Rault; Ralph Bass; Rick Hall; Tom Dowd; Tom Hambridge; Tommy Couch, Jr.; Willie Dixon; Wolf Stephenson; Bill Hall; Bill Szymcyzk; Bruce Bromberg; Calvin Carter; Andy McKaie; Andy McKaie (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Personnel: Taj Mahal (vocals, guitar, harmonica); John Mayall (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Eric Clapton, Freddie King, George Thorogood, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Lowell Fulson, Luther Allison, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Susan Tedeschi, B.B. King, Buddy Guy (vocals, guitar); Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band, Paul Butterfield (vocals, harmonica); Gregg Allman (vocals, organ); Etta James, Mama Reed, Herman "Little Junior" Parker, Willie Dixon, Z.Z. Hill, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Bobby "Blue" Bland (vocals); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts, Eddie "Guitar" Burns, Albert Jr. Lowe, Elvin Bishop, Jesse Davis , Leroy Emanuel, Hubert Sumlin, Hugh McCracken, Jimmy Rogers , Lee Baker, Albert Collins, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Michael Bloomfield, Pete "Guitar" Lewis, Steve Cropper, Lefty Bates, Cash McCall, Dino Zimmerman (guitar); Joe Arnold (flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Little Walter, Pat Hayes (harmonica); Donald Hankins (saxophone, baritone saxophone); Choker Campbell, Hank Carter, David "Fathead" Newman , Floyd Newman, Gene Barge, Julien Beasley, Jimmy Beck, Johnny Board, Aaron Varnell, Leroy Cooper, Charles Chalmers (saxophone); Henry Hayes, Gus Fontenette (alto saxophone); Jarrett Gibson, Theodore Arthur, Hubert Myers, Andrew Love, Ben Branch (tenor saxophone); Charles Crawford, Rayfield Davers (baritone saxophone); Joe Scott , Frank Mitchell, Murray Watson, Philip Gilbeaux, Tommy Nevue, Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson, Wayne Jackson (trumpet); Fats Morris, John Watson , Pluma Davis (trombone); Dewey Oldham (piano, organ); Devonia Williams, Floyd Morris, Donny Hathaway, Teddy Reynolds, Paul Drake, Lafayette Leake, Leonard Caston, Otis Spann, Sonny Thompson , Booker T. Jones, Bruce McCabe (piano); Walter McNeil, Carl Banks, Mark Naftalin, Ricky Peterson, Tom West (organ); Paul "Blind Man" Harris, Peter Boe (keyboards); Johnny Otis (vibraphone); Chris Layton, Clifton James, Roger Dawkins, Earl Phillips, Fred Below, Leard Bell, Chick Booth, Herbert Henderson, Laval Belle, Bill Warren, John Starks, Al Duncan , Al Jackson, Jr. , Oscar Moore, Philip Paul, Sam Lay, Hughie Flint, Herb Lovelle, Morris Jennings, Chuck Blackwell , Oscar Lee Bradley, Jeff Simon, Butch Trucks, Rob Stupka (drums); Charlotte Chenault, Jewel Bass, Thomisene Anderson (background vocals).
    Liner Note Author: Mary Katherine Aldin.
    Recording information: Brookline, MA (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Burbank, CA (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Chicago, IL (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Cincinnati, OH (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Crowley, LA (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Dallas, TX (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Detroit, MI (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Hollywood, CA (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Houston, TX (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Jackson, MS (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); London, England (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Los Angeles, CA (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Memphis, TN (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Miami, FL (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Minneapolis, MN (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Montreux, Switzerland (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Muscle Shoals, AL (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Nashville, TN (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); New Orleans, LA (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); New York, NY (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); The Filmore East, NY (01/07/1954-??/??/1997); Watertown, MA (01/07/1954-??/??/1997).
    Photographers: Jim Marshall ; Paul "Blind Man" Harris; Les Gruseck; Ray Flerlage; Frank Ockenfels; Ebet Roberts; Michael Putland; Jim Steinfeldt; Gilles Ptard; Hiroyuki Arakawa; Brian Smith ; Paul Natkin; Tom Terrell.
    Arrangers: Joe Scott ; Gene Barge.
    This two-CD set is both an entertaining sampler of this richly varied American art form and an informative micro-history. It contains works by some of the blues' most celebrated pioneers--including Big Mama Thornton's original version of Elvis Presley's later hit "Hound Dog," the Chicago blues of Muddy Waters' "Hoochie Coochie Man," and Albert King's haunting "Born Under a Bad Sign"--as well as by its most ardent latter-day practitioners, such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jonny Lang. "Mean Old World," Clapton's rarely heard acoustic duet with Duane Allman, is a special highlight, but for down-and-dirty blues nothing beats John Lee Hooker's inimitable "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer."

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