CD: VARIOUS ARTISTS - Easy Introduction To The Blues (8CD)

CD1: B.B. KING - King Of The Blues + My Kind Of Blues

"King Of The Blues":

B.B. King - guitar & voice
Lloyd Glenn - piano
Ralph Hamilton - bass
Jessie Sailes - drums

01. I've Got A Right To Love My Baby 3:15
02. What Way To Go 3:08
03. Long Nights (The Feeling They Call The Blues) 3:32
04. Feel Like A Million 3:33
05. I'll Survive 2:42
06. Good Man Gone Bad 2:47
07. If I Lost You 2:41
08. You're On The Top 2:51
09. Partin' Time 3:01
10. I'm King 2:21

Crown Records 1960

"My Kind Of Blues":

B.B. King - guitar & voice
Lloyd Glenn - piano
Ralph Hamilton - bass
Jessie Sailes - drums

11. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now 5:15
12. Mr. Pawnbroker (Pawnbroker Blues) 3:14
13. Understand (I'm Good But A Poor Man) 2:40
14. Someday Baby 2:53
15. Driving Wheel 2:52
16. Walking Dr. Bill (Gotta Find My Baby) 3:41
17. My Own Fault, Baby (aka It's My Fault) 3:34
18. Catfish Blues 2:32
19. Hold That Train 3:58
20. Please Set The Date 2:48

Crown Records 1960
total time: 63:27

CD2: ETTA JAMES - At Last! + The Second Time Around

"At Last!":

Etta James - lead vocals on all tracks
THe Riley Hampton Orchestra
Riley Hampton - arranged & conducted

01. Anything To Say You're Mine 2:39
02. My Dearest Darling 3:02
03. Trust In Me 3:00
04. A Sunday Kind Of Love 3:18
05. Tough Mary 2:27
06. I Just Want To Make Love To You 3:08
07. At Last 3:02
08. All I Could Do Was Cry 2:57
09. Stormy Weather 3:09
10. Girl Of My Dreams 2:23

Produced by Leonard & Phil Chess
Argo Records 1960

"The Second Time Around":

Etta James - lead vocals on all tracks
THe Riley Hampton Orchestra
Riley Hampton - arranged & conducted

11. Don't Cry Baby 2:26
12. Fool That I Am 2:59
13. One For My Baby 3:29
14. In My Diary 2:36
15. Seven Day Fool 3:02
16. It's Too Soon To Know 2:49
17. Dream 2:27.39]
18. I'll Dry My Tears 2:39
19. Plum Nuts 3:01
20. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2:25

Produced by Leonard & Phil Chess
Argo Records 1961
total time: 57:10

CD3: MUDDY WATERS - At Newport + Sings Big Bill

"At Newport":

Muddy Waters - vocals & guitar
James Cotton - harmonica
Pat Hare - guitar
Andrew Stephenson - bass
Otis Spann - piano & vocals
Francis Clay - drums
Langston Hughes - MC

01. I Got My Brand On You 4:46
02. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man 2:57
03. Baby, Please Don't Go 3:03
04. Soon Forgotten 4:19
05. Tiger In Your Tank 4:36
06. I Feel So Good 2:54
07. I've Got My Mojo Working (Part 1) 4:28
08. I've Got My Mojo Working (Part 2) 3:02
09. Goodbye Newport Blues 4:53

Chess Records 1960

"Sings Big Bill":

Muddy Waters - vocals & guitar
James Cotton - harmonica
Pat Hare - guitar
Andrew Stephenson - bass
Otis Spann - piano
Francis Clay, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - drums

10. Tell Me Baby 2:18
11. Southbound Train 2:54
12. When I Get To Thinking 3:09
13. Just A Dream (On My Mind) 2:32
14. Double Trouble 2:47
15. I Feel So Good 2:56
16. Baby, I Done Got Wise 3:00
17. Mopper's Blues 2:55
18. Lonesome Road Blues 3:04
19. Hey, Hey 2:42

Chess Records 1959
total time: 63:24

CD4: JOHN LEE HOOKER - I'm John Lee Hooker + Travelin'

"I'm John Lee Hooker":

John Lee Hooker - vocals & guitar
Eddie Taylor - guitar
George Washington - bass
Tom Whitehead - drums
Jimmy Reed - harmonica
Quinn Wilson - bass
Everett McCrary - bass
Frankie Bradford - piano
Richard Johnson - drums
Joe Hunter - piano
Earl Phillips - drums

01. Dimples 2:15
02. Hobo Blues 2:49
03. I'm So Excited 2:54
04. I Love You Honey 2:34
05. Boogie Chilun 2:35
06. Little Wheel 2:35
07. I'm In The Mood 2:44
08. Maudie 2:20
09. Crawlin' King Snake 2:42
10. Every Night 3:00
11. Time Is Marching 3:02
12. Baby Lee 2:52

Vee - Jay Records 1959

"Travelin'":

John Lee Hooker - vocals & guitar
Lefty Bates - guitar
Sylvester Hickman - bass
Jimmy Turner - drums

13. No Shoes 2:25
14. I Wanna Walk 2:15
15. Canal Street Blues 2:54
16. Run On 2:12
17. I'm A Stranger 2:41
18. Whiskey And Wimmen 2:58
19. Solid Sender 2:35
20. Sunny Land 2:29
21. Goin' To California 2:23
22. I Can't Believe 2:49
23. I'll Know Tonight 2:41
24. Dusty Road 2:18

Vee - Jay Records 1960
total time: 63:14

CD5: BOBBY BLAND + HOWLIN' WOLF - Two Steps From The Blue + Moanin' In The Moonlight

BOBBY BLAND "Two Steps From The Blue":

Bobby "Blue" Bland - vocals on all tracks
Clarence Holliman - guitar
Hamp Simmons - bass
Connie Mack Booker - piano
Sonny Freeman - drums
Bill Harvey - sax
Wayne Benett - guitar
Teddy Reynolds - piano, organ
Joe Scott - tp
Pluma Davis - tb
Joe Scott - arr
John "Jabo" Starks - drums
Robert Skinner, L.A. Hill - ts
Rayfield Devers - bar
Melvin Jackson - tp

01. Two Steps From The Blues 2:36
02. Cry, Cry, Cry 2:44
03. I'm Not Ashamed 2:37
04. Don't Cry No More 2:28
05. Lead Me On 2:06
06. I Pity The Fool 2:43
07. I've Just Got To Forget You 2:34
08. Little Boy Blue 2:39
09. St. James Infirmary 2:26
10. I'll Take Care Of You 2:26
11. I Don't Want No Woman 2:41
12. I've Been Wrong So Long 2:20

Duke Records 1961

HOWLIN' WOLF "Moanin' In The Moonlight":

Howlin' Wolf - vocals & harmonica
Willie Johnson - guitar
Ike Turner - piano
Willie Steele - drums
Lee Cooper - guitar
Willie Dixon - bass
Otis Spann - piano
Earl Phillips - drums
Hubert Sumlin, Jody Williams - guitar
Hosea Lee Kennard - piano
Otis "Smokey" Smothers - guitar
Alfred Elkins - bass
Adolf "Billy" Duncan - ts
L.D. McGhee - guitar
Abb Locke - ts
S.P. Leary - drums

13. Moanin' At Midnight 2:56
14. How Many More Years 2:43
15. Smokestack Lightnin' 3:09
16. Baby How Long 2:55
17. No Playe To Go (You're Gonna Break My Life) 2:56
18. All Night Boogie 2:14
19. Evil (Is Goin' On) 2:55
20. I'm Leavin' You 2:59
21. Moanin' For My Baby 2:50
22. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) 2:52
23. Forty - Four 2:49
24. Somebody In My Home 2:24

Chess Records 1959
total time: 64:12

CD6: JIMMY REED + RAY CHARLES - Rockin' With Reed + The Genius Sings The Blues

JIMMY REED "Rockin' With Reed":

Jimmy Reed - vocals, lead guitar & harmonica
Remo Biondi - guitar
Eddie Taylor - guitar, bass
Earl Phillips - drums
Lefty Bates - guitar
John Littlejohn - guitar
Albert King - drums

01. Going To New York 2:18
02. String To Your Heart 2:42
03. Ends & Odds 2:12
04. Caress Me Baby 2:47
05. Take Out Some Insurance 2:20
06. The Moon Is Rising 2:23
07. Down In Virginia 2:24
08. I Know It's A Sin 2:23
09. Wanna Be Loved 2:14
10. Baby, What's On Your Mind 3:06
11. My Bitter Seed 2:13
12. Rockin' With Reed 2:31

Vee - Jay Records 1959

RAY CHARLES "The Genius Sings The Blues":

Ray Charles - vocals, organ & piano
Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt - tp
David "Fathead" Newman - ts
Bennie Crawford - bar
Edgar Willis - bass
Teagle Fleming - drums
Joe Bridgewater, Riley Webb - tp
Don Wilkerson - ts
Roosevelt Sheffield - bass
William Peeples - drums
Jesse Drakes - tp
Sam "The Man" Taylor - ts
Dave McRae - bar
Lloyd Trotman - bass
Connie Kay - drums
Warren Hebrew - ts
Edgar Blanchard - guitar
Frank Fields - bass
Elandro Smart - drums
Wallance Davenport, Frank Mitchell - tp
O'Neil Gerald - as
Joe Tillman - ts
Warren Bell - bar
Lloyd Lambert - bass
Oscar Moore - drums
Teagle Fleming - drums

13. Early In The Morning 2:47
14. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) 2:55
15. The Midnight Hour 3:01
16. Night Time Is The Right Time 3:24
17. Feelin' Sad 2:50
18. Ray's Blues 2:54
19. I'm Moving On 2:13
20. I Believe To My Soul 3:01
21. Nobody Cares 2:40
22. Mr. Charles Blues 2:47
23. Someday Baby 3:00
24. I Wonder Who 2:46

Atlantic Records 1961
total time: 64:03

CD7: SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS + JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON - At Home With Screamin' + Space Guitar Master

SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS "At Home With Screamin'":

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - piano & vocals
Mickey Baker - guitars
Sam Taylor - ts
Orchestra under the direction of Leroy Kirkland & O.B. Masingill

01. Orange Coloured Sky 2:53
02. Hong Kong 2:22
03. Temptation 2:39
04. I Love Paris 2:26
05. I Put A Spell On You 2:28
06. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 1:51
07. Yellow Coat 2:25
08. Ol' Man River 4:25
09. If You Are But A Dream 2:53
10. Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle 2:43
11. Deep Purple 2:35
12. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) 2:02

Epic Records 1958

JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON "Space Guitar Master":

Johnny "Guitar" Watson - vocals & guitar on all tracks
Sammy Parker, Milt Bradford - ts
Edgar Hale - as
Jim Wynn - bar
Joe Bridgewater - tp, tb
Harold Grant - guitars, bass
Robert "Snake" Sims - drums
Bill Gaither - ts
Devonia Williams - piano
Mario DeLagarde - bass
Charles Pendergraph - drums
Maxwell Davis - ts
James Parr - tp
Jim Wynn - bar
Rene Hall - guitar
Billy Hadnott - bass
Willard McDanield - piano
Jesse Price - drums
Cornella De Milo - lead vocal

13. Deana Baby 2:12
14. Ruben 2:23
15. Gangster Of Love 2:42
16. Untouchable 2:35
17. I Got Eyes 2:26
18. Space Guitar 2:38
19. Love Me Baby 2:53
20. Hot Little Mama 2:42
21. Too Tired 2:41
22. I Love To Love You 2:39
23. Johnny Guitar 2:25
24. Honey 2:23
25. Ain't Gonna Hush 2:32
26. Looking Back 1:57
27. One More Kiss 2:16

Produced by Bumps Blackwell
Hoodoo Records 1960
total time: 69:21

CD8: PROFESSOR LONGHAIR - No Buts, No Maybes

Professor Longhair - vocals & piano
Robert Parker - ts
Charles Burbank - as
John Boudreaux - drums
Lee Allen, Leroy "Batman" Rankin - ts
Jack Scott - guitar
George Miller - bass
Lester "Duke" Alexis - drums
Walter Nelson - guitar
Louis Joseph - drums
Norman Sinegal - bass
Charles Otis - drums
Alvin "Red" Tyler - bar
Edgar Blanchard - bass
Earl Palmer - drums
Justin Adams - guitar
Frank Fields - bass
Charles "Hungry" Williams - drums

01. Rickin' With Fess 2:02
02. In The Night 2:32
03. Look What You've Done To Me (Oooh - Wee Baby) 2:30
04. No Buts, No Maybes 2:10
05. Looka No Hair 2:07
06. Ball The Wall 3:19
07. Tipitina 2:25
08. Between The Night And Day 2:42
09. Misery 2:00
10. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand 2:09
11. Mardi Gras In New Orleans 2:53
12. Hey Now Baby 2:47
13. Her Mind Is Gone 2:52
14. She Walks Right In 2:51
15. Oh Well 2:25
16. East St. Louis Baby 2:46
17. Hadacol Bounce 2:55
18. Gone So Long 2:34
19. Curly Haired Baby 2:48
20. Bald Head 2:27

Hoodoo Records 1957
total time: 51:25