Friday, March 18, 2022

VA - Definitive Chicago Blues + Definitive Delta Blues + Definitive Detroit Blues [2012] (9 x CD's)



DEFINITIVE BLUES 

VA - Definitive Chicago Blues + Definitive Delta Blues + Definitive Detroit Blues [2012] (9 x CD's)

VA - Definitive Chicago Blues [2012]    The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois, by taking the basic acoustic guitar and harmonica-based Delta blues, making the harmonica louder with a microphone and an instrument amplifier, and adding electrically amplified guitar, amplified bass guitar, drums, piano and sometimes saxophone and trumpet. The music developed in the first half of the twentieth century as a result of the Great Migration, when Black workers moved from the South into the industrial cities of the North such as Chicago.  Chicago blues was originally street corner-based music. But after the music quickly gained popularity, it became a giant commercial enterprise. Soon the new style of music reached out and touched Europe, which led many famous English rock n' roll bands to get their inspiration from the Chicago blues, returning to American audiences as a pivotal influence in the development of rock music.  This  3 CD set of 75 tracks including a broad sampling of the genre, including well known musicians such as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Freddy King, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and several others. (Amazon)

VA - Definitive Delta Blues [2012]     Delta blues is one of the earliest-known styles of blues. It originated in the Mississippi Delta, and is regarded as a regional variant of country blues. Guitar and harmonica are its dominant instruments; slide guitar is a hallmark of the style. Vocal styles in Delta blues range from introspective and soulful to passionate and fiery. Excellent collection. If you like Mississippi delta blues, you need this one (Amazon)

VA - Definitive Detroit Blues [2012]     Blues fans will love the rich vein of historical recordings that we have assembled here, and will be able to choose which artists to seek out for further material. For some, like One String Sam, the search will be quick as he only originally recorded two tracks, or Baby Boy Warren who only cut ten back then, whilst others have extensive catalogues to explore. Most here faded into obscurity, which for serious blues fans will only make them more attractive, but taken as a whole this wonderful collection serves as a real testament to the raw and pioneering spirit of these blues men. (Amazon)

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Track lists


Definitive Chicago Blues CD1

01 Muddy Waters I'm Your Hoochie Coochie - 1954 2:46

02 Howlin' Wolf Spoonful - 1960 2:43

03 Elmore James Dust My Broom - 1959 2:44

04 Junior Wells Cut That Out - 1953 2:49

05 Buddy Guy Sit and Cry (The Blues) - 1958 3:01

06 Freddy King Country Boy - 1956 2:28

07 Bo Diddley I'm A Man - 1955 2:59

08 Roosevelt Sykes Sweet Old Chicago - 1955 2:22

09 Magic Sam All Your Love - 1957 2:53

10 Floyd Jones On The Road Again - 1953 3:12

11 Jimmy McCracklin Later On - 1958 2:33

12 Williamson Don't Start Me Talkin' - 1953 2:33

13 Walter 'Shakey' Horton West Winds Are Blowing - 1952 3:07

14 Willie Dixon 29 Ways - 1956 2:09

15 Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby - 1956 3:06

16 Jimmy Rogers You're The One - 1955 2:33

17 Eddie Boyd Third Degree - 1953 3:13

18 Robert Lockwood Jr Glory For Man - 1951 2:26

19 J Reed Baby What You Want Me To Do - 1959 2:23

20 Sunnyland Slim Shake It Baby - 1954 2:36

21 Willie Mabon I'm Mad - 1953 2:36

22 Champion Jack Dupree Junker's Blues - 1958 3:09

23 Memphis Slim Walking Alone - 1951 2:41

24 Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Checkin' Up On My Baby - 1960 1:56

25 Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin' - 1951 3:08


Definitive Chicago Blues CD2

01 Little Walter My Babe - 1955 2:40

02 Junior Wells Come On In This House - 1959 2:20

03 Tampa Red Things 'Bout Comin' My Way - 1960 3:24

04 Muddy Waters I'm Ready - 1954 3:02

05 Otis Rush Double Trouble - 1958 2:41

06 Williamson Keep It To Yourself - 1953 2:48

07 Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You - 1935 2:42

08 Magic Sam Easy Baby - 1958 2:44

09 Jimmy Rogers Chicago Bound - 1954 2:39

10 Elmore James Make My Dreams Come True - 1953 2:40

11 Floyd Jones Early Morning - 1952 2:54

12 Bo Diddley Say Man - 1958 3:12

13 Sunnyland Slim Woman Trouble - 1952 2:54

14 Howlin' Wolf How Many More Years - 1951 2:40

15 Little Brother Montgomery Vicksburg Blues '51 - 1951 2:25

16 Jimmy McCracklin I Know - 1958 2:15

17 Willie Mabon Poison Ivy - 1954 2:49

18 Jimmy Reed Sun Is Shining - 1957 2:48

19 Junior Wells Junior's Wail - 1953 2:53

20 Little Walter You're So Fine - 1953 3:02

21 Jimmy Nelson Free And Easy Mind - 1955 2:57

22 Buddy Guy Try To Quit You Baby - 1958 2:35

23 Willie Nix Truckin' Little Woman - 1952 2:37

24 Percy Mayfield Are You Out There? - 1955 2:54

25 Willie Dixon Walkin' The Blues - 1955 3:04


Definitive Chicago Blues CD3

01 Jimmy Reed Pretty Thing - 1955 2:44

02 Bo Diddley Who Do You Love - 1956 2:28

03 Otis Spann It Must Have Been The Devil - 2:40

04 Robert Nighthawk Six Three O - 1950 2:51

05 Howlin' Wolf Red Rooster - 1961 2:26

06 St. Louis Jimmy So Nice And Kind - 1948 3:01

07 Junior Wells Two-Headed Woman - 1957 2:40

08 Muddy Waters Trouble No More - 1955 2:40

09 Buddy Guy Broken Hearted Blues - 1960 3:17

10 Johnny Jones Big Town Playboy - 1949 2:53

11 Walter 'Shakey' Horton Black Gal - 1951 2:56

12 Eddie Boyd Five Long Years - 1952 2:40

13 Little Walter Juke - 1952 2:43

14 Jimmy Rogers That's What You Think - 1956 2:34

15 Elmore James Cry For Me Baby - 1957 2:45

16 Willie Mabon I Don't Know - 1952 3:08

17 Johnny Shines Joliet Blues - 1950 2:36

18 Howlin' Wolf I Asked For Water - 1956 2:48

19 Sunnyland Slim Be Mine Alone - 1955 2:41

20 Sony Boy Williamson Eyesight To The Blind - 1957 3:01

21 Otis Rush So Many Roads, So Many Trains - 1960 3:10

22 Muddy Waters I Can't Be Satisfied - 1948 2:41

23 Junior Wells I Could Cry - 1957 3:07

24 Jimmy Rogers That's Alright - 1950 2:45

25 Buddy Guy This Is The End - 1958 3:05


Definitive Delta Blues CD1

01 Elmore James Standing At The Crossroads - 1954 2:48

02 Bukka White Fixin' To Die - 1940 2:49

03 Robert Johnson I Believe I'll Dust My Broom - 1936 2:59

04 Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go - 1935 1:43

05 Charley Patton Spoonful Blues - 1929 3:07

06 David 'Honeyboy' Edwards Who May Your Regular Be - 1951 2:33

07 Big Bill Broonzy Mississippi River Blues - 1934 2:44

08 John Lee Hooker Miss Sadie Mae - 1949 2:46

09 Tommy McClennan Bottle It Up And Go - 1939 2:48

10 Muddy Waters I Be's Troubled - 1941 3:06

11 Blind Willie McTell Stomp Down Rider - 1931 3:08

12 Mississippi John Hurt Blue Harvest Blues - 1959 2:53

13 Willie 'Poor Boy' Lofton Dirty Mistreater - 1935 2:50

14 Robert Lockwood Jr Little Boy Sue - 1941 3:05

15 Willie Brown Ragged And Dirty - 1942 4:49

16 Skip James Devil Got My Woman - 1931 3:01

17 Bobo Thomas Catfish Blues - 1951 2:53

18 Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup Black Pony Blues - 1941 3:22

19 Lucious Curtis Lonesome Highway Blues - 1940 3:14

20 Son House Special Rider Blues - 1942 3:06

21 Charley Patton 34 Blues - 1934 2:58

22 Robert Petway Bertha Lee Blues - 1942 2:53

23 Tony Hollins Crawlin' King Snake - 1941 3:09

24 Kansas Joe McCoy When The Leevee Breaks - 1929 3:12

25 Tommy Johnson Canned Heat Blues - 1928 3:39


Definitive Delta Blues CD2

01 Big Joe Williams Delta Blues - 1951 2:42

02 Muddy Waters Country Blues - 1941 3:26

03 David 'Honeyboy' Edwards Stagolee - 1942 1:07

04 Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup Death Valley Blues - 1941 3:15

05 Robert Lockwood Jr Black Spider Blues - 1941 2:55

06 Tommy McClennan Highway No.51 - 1940 2:51

07 Mississippi John Hurt Candy Man Blues - 1928 2:46

08 Robert Johnson Hellhound On My Trail - 1937 2:38

09 Elmore James Early In The Morning - 1953 2:47

10 Sleepy John Estes Hobo Jungle Blues - 1937 2:57

11 Papa Charlie McCoy Motherless And Fatherless Blues - 1936 3:13

12 Mississippi John Hurt Blue Harvest Blues - 1948 3:22

13 Bukka White Aberdeen Mississippi Blues - 1940 2:33

14 Bo Carter Banana Your Fruit Basket - 1931 3:07

15 Son House My Black Mama (Part 1) - 1930 3:10

16 Ishman Bracey Left Alone Blues - 1928 3:30

17 Blind Willie Johnson Nobody's Fault But Mine - 1927 3:11

18 Luther Huff 1951 Blues - 1951 2:38

19 Skip James Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues - 1931 2:49

20 Robert Petway Rockin' Chair Blues - 1941 2:56

21 Kansas Joe McCoy Something Gonna Happen To You - 1950 3:03

22 Joe Hill Louis Joe's Jump - 1949 2:52

23 Tommy Johnson Cool Drink Water Of Blues - 1928 3:36

24 Big Joe Williams Rootin' Ground Hog - 1937 3:03

25 Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues - 1936 2:31


Definitive Delta Blues CD3

01 Robert Johnson Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil) - 1936 2:53

02 Son House Am I Right Or Am I Wrong - 1942 1:45

03 Muddy Waters You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone - 1942 3:22

04 Mississippi John Hurt Frankie - 1928 3:24

05 David 'honeyboy' Edwards Build a Cave - 1951 2:23

06 Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues - 1940 2:41

07 Robert Lockwood Jr Take a Little Walk With Me - 1941 2:54

08 Ishman Bracey Trouble Hearted Blues - 1928 3:25

09 Big Joe Williams She's a Married Woman - 1949 2:40

10 Skip James I'm So Glad - 1931 2:53

11 Tommy McClennan I Love My Baby - 1942 3:06

12 John Lee Hooker Landing Blues - 1948 3:28

13 Papa Charlie McCoy Last Time Blues - 1929 3:01

14 Big Joe Williams I'm Getting Wild About Her - 1941 2:48

15 Sleepy John Estes Special Agent Blues - 1938 2:50

16 Bukka White Shake Them Down - 1937 3:01

17 Charley Patton Shake it and Break it - 1929 3:08

18 Freddie Spruell Milk Cow Blues - 1926 3:19

19 L.C. Green Little School Girl - 1951 2:19

20 Mississippi John Hurt Ain't No Telling - 1928 2:57

21 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground - 1927 3:20

22 Robert Johnson Love in Vain - 1937 2:21

23 Charley Patton Moon Going Down - 1930 3:16

24 Bukka White Special Steam Lines - 1940 2:55

25 Bo Carter My Pencil Won't Write No More - 1931 3:03


Definitive Detroit Blues CD1

01 John Lee Hooker I Got Eyes for You - 1952 2:41

02 Calvin Frazier Sweet Lucy (Drinkin' Woman) - 1949 2:51

03 Eddie 'guitar' Burns Where Did You Stay Last Night - 1951 3:11

04 Doctor Ross Thirty Two Twenty - 1958 2:45

05 Baby Boy Warren Forgive Me Darling - 1949 2:36

06 Eddie 'guitar' Burns Hello Miss Jessie - 1953 3:09

07 Paul Williams The Hucklebuck - 1949 3:06

08 Eddie Kirkland Mistreated Woman - 1953 2:29

09 LC. Green Going Down the River - 1953 2:53

10 Big Maceo Worried Life Blues No. 2 - 1958 2:46

11 John Lee Hooker It Hurts Me So - 1952 2:48

12 Playboy Fuller Sugar Cane Highway - 1953 3:12

13 Robert Henry Old Battle Axe - 1953 2:26

14 Little Miss Sharecropper Take Out Some Time - 1950 3:04

15 Joe & His Blue Notes Weaver J.B. Boogie - 1953 2:41

16 Detroit Count Hastings Street Opera [Part 1] - 1948 3:00

17 Sylvester Cotton Ugly Woman Blues - 1948 2:40

18 Andrew Dunham Sweet Lucy - 1949 3:02

19 LC. Green When the Sun is Shining - 1951 2:29

20 One String Sam My Baby Ooo - 1955 3:06

21 Baby Boy Warren Sanafee - 1954 2:48

22 John Lee Hooker No More Doggin' - 1954 2:28

23 Walter Mitchell Pet Milk Blues - 1948 3:46

24 Robert Richard Root Hog - 1948 3:11

25 Washboard Willie Washboard Blues [Part I] - 1956 2:50


Definitive Detroit Blues CD2

01 Baby Boy Warren Bad Lover Blues 3:13

02 Eddie Kirkland No Shoes 2:47

03 John Lee Hooker Rock Me Mama 2:41

04 John Von Battle Lookin' for My Woman 3:05

05 Bobo Jenkins Nothing But Love 2:24

06 LC. Green Remember Way Back 3:03

07 Doctor Ross Industrial Boogie 3:59

08 Sonny Wilson The Rainy Day Blues 2:27

09 Eddie Kirkland It's Time for Lovin' to Be Done 2:57

10 One String Jim I Need $100 3:00

11 Brother Will Hairston Alabama Bus 4:32

12 Wild Bill Moore We're Gonna Rock 2:40

13 Henry Smith Good Rockin' Mama 2:21

14 John Lee Hooker Prison Bound Blues 3:54

15 Kitty Stephenson, Todd Rhodes Make it Good 2:25

16 Eddie Kirkland That's All Right 2:16

17 Calvin Frazier Lily Mae 2:30

18 Baby Boy Warren My Special Friend Blues 2:41

19 Robert Henry Something's Wrong With My Little Machine 2:50

20 Jon Brim Mean Man Blues 2:55

21 Walter Mitchell Stop Messin' Around 3:12

22 Slim Pickens Notoriety Woman 2:57

23 Bobo Jenkins Baby Don't You Want to Go 2:28

24 Little Miss Sharecropper I've Tried 2:43

25 John Lee Hooker Love Money Can't Buy 2:41


Definitive Detroit Blues CD3

01 John Lee Hooker Please Take Me Back - 1953 2:59

02 Eddie 'guitar' Burns Papa's Boogie - 1949 2:42

03 Calvin Frazier She's Double Crossing Woman - 1938 2:51

04 Johnny Howard Dark Night Blues - 1954 2:28

05 Baby Boy Warren Somebody Put Bad Luck on Me - 1954 2:36

06 T.J. Fowler Red Hot Blues - 1949 2:31

07 Playboy Fuller Gonna Play My Guitar - 1953 3:09

08 T.J. Fowler, Alberta Adams Say Baby Say - 1950 2:13

09 Detroit Count Hastings Street Opera [Part 2] - 1948 3:20

10 Andrew Dunham Hattie Mae - 1949 3:01

11 Eddie 'guitar' Burns Dealing With the Devil - 1953 2:56

12 Sampson Pittman Highway 61 Blues - 1938 3:33

13 Sylvester Cotton Sak Relation Blues - 1949 2:57

14 John Lee Hooker Bumble Bee Blues - 1951 2:41

15 Johnny Howard Natural Man Blues - 1954 2:39

16 Baby Boy Warren Nervy Woman Blues - 1949 2:57

17 Henry Smith Lonesome Blues - 1954 3:20

18 Sam Kelly Ramblin' Around Blues - 1953 2:34

19 Robert Richard Wig Wearing Woman - 1948 3:25

20 Calvin Frazier Rock House - 1956 2:58

21 Wild Bill Moore Burnt Toast - 1959 2:27

22 Bobo Jenkins Ten Below Zero - 1956 2:10

23 Calvin Frazier I'm in the Highway, Man - 1938 1:34

24 Big Maceo Big City Blues - 1949 2:26

25 John Lee Hooker I Do Like I Please - 1954 3:32

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks BB for the Delta Blues - I had the other 2 sets.

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    1. You're welcome Bob Mac.
      They are really nice sets.

      Cheers.

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  2. That's really of lot of Blues. It will cheer me up, I'm sure. Thanks

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    1. Hi lemonflag,
      Funny, the Blues often cheers me up too.

      Cheers.

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    1. Hi Patrick,
      A really great set of Blues, I am sure you will enjoy.

      Cheers.

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  4. All brilliant.....a day of listening pleasure!

    Cheers
    Stephen

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    1. Hi Stephen,
      I agree. Glad you are enjoying this set.

      Cheers.

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  5. Nice collection BB, thanks

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