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The Blues Box

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1088604
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THE BLUES BOX 7CDs + DVD This is a box filled to the brim with performances by some of the most celebrated blues artists of the post war period, including some whose careers stretched back to earlier decades. What you hear—and see on the included DVD—is a kaleidoscope of approaches to this enduring music: songs molded from personal experiences that reflect good as well as bad times, snippets of autobiography and touches of humour. Yes, the blues is not restricted to tales of woe. There were good times to be had in the juke joints of the South and the watering holes of Chicago, an urban environment to which many of these artists gravitated. Contains the following artists: Sonny Boy Williamson, Champion Jack Dupree, Robert Lockwood Jr., Henry Gray, Boogie Bill Webb, Lonnie Johnson, Otis Spann, Speckled Red, Sunnyland Slim, Roosevelt Sykes, Sippie Wallace, Little Brother Montgomery, Big Joe Williams, Sleepy John Estes, Robert Pete Williams, Memphis Slim, Eddie Boyd, Jay McShann, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and many more …

 

 

 

Cat no.108 8604 BLUES BOX CD 1 Lonnie Johnson – Otis Spann 1. Tomorrow Night 2. Clementine Blues 3. See See Rider 4. Raining On The Cold, Cold Ground 5. Jelly, Jelly 6. Too Late To Cry Baby 7. Call Me Darling 8. Why Did You Go 9. Swinging With Lonnie 10. Please Help Me 11. My Baby Is Gone 12. You Don’t Know What Love Is 13. Don’t Cry Baby 14. Good Morning Mr. Blues 15. Riverside Blues 16. Jelly Roll Baker 17. Trouble In Mind 18. Worried Life Blues 19. T.B. Blues 20. Spann’s Boogie 21. Goin’ Down Slow Total time. 78:12 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet. CD 2 Speckled Red – Sunnyland Slim 1. The Dirty Dozen 2. I Had My Fun 3. Caldonia 4. Oh! Red 5. St. Louis Stomp 6. Milk Cow Blues 7. Dad’s Piece 8. You’ve Got The Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo 9. Red’s Own Blues 10. Uncle Sam’s Blues 11. It Feels So Good 12. How Long Blues 13. Tain’t Nobody’s Biznezz 14. Prison Bound Blues 15. Johnson Machine Gun Blues 16. Miss Ida B. 17. I Done You Wrong 18. Brown Skin Mama 19. Goin’ Down Slow 20. Sunnyland’s Boogie 21. One Room Country Shack Total time: 73:40 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet. BLUES BOX CD 3 Roosevelt Sykes – Sippie Wallace – Little Brother Montgomery 1. Big Ben 2. Boot That Thing 3. Springfield Blues 4. Henry Ford Blues 5. I’m A Dangerous Man 6. True Thing 7. Whole Lot Of Children 8. The Last Laugh 9. 44 Blues 10. Women Be Wise 11. Trouble Everywhere I Roam 12. Special Delivery Blues 13. Murder Gonna Be My Crime 14. Shorty George Blues 15. I’m A Mighty Tight Woman 16. Bedroom Blues 17. Up The Country Blues 18. You Don’t Know My Mind 19. I Must Get Mine In Front 20. Willie Anderson’s Blues 21. Jim Jam Blues 22. Hesitatin’ Blues 23. Mama, You Don’t Mean Me No Good Total time: 78:36 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet. BLUES BOX CD 4 Big Joe Williams – Sleepy John Estes – Robert Pete Williams 1. Shake Them Down 2. Saturday Night Jump 3. Jinx Blues 4. Pick A Pickle 5. Ramblin’ And Wanderin’ Blues 6. Old Saw Mill Blues 7. Don’t The Apples Look Mellow 8. El Paso Blues 9. Juanita Blues 10. Vitamin “A” Blues 11. Drop Down Mama 12. I’d Been Well Warned 13. Stop That Thing 14. Diving Duck Blues 15. Vernita Blues 16. Bottle Up And Go 17. Mountain Cat Blues 18. Doctor Blues 19. Got On His Mind 20. Meet Him Over In Paradise 21. Goodbye Baby 22. It’s Gotta Be Jelly ‘Cause Jam Don’t Shake Thataway 23. She Walked Around With Her Mouth Poked 24. Greyhound Blues Total time: 75:03 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet. BLUES BOX CD 5 Big Bill Broonzy – John Henry Barbee 1. Glory Of Love 2. Careless Love 3. I Gets The Blues When It Rains 4. My Name Is Lee Conley Broonzy 5. Take This Hammer 6. See See Rider 7. Diggin’ My Potatoes 8. Midnight Special 9. Keep Your Hands Off Her 10. I Got A Girl 11. You Better Mind 12. I Love You So Much 13. Sixteen Tons 14. Black Brown And White 15. Goodnight Irene 16. Dust My Broom 17. I Heard My Baby 18. I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton 19. Miss Nelly Grey 20. Tell Me Baby 21. Jump Blues Total time: 75:19 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet. BLUES BOX CD 6 Memphis Slim – Champion Jack Dupree - Eddie Boyd – Jay McShann 1. El Capitan 2. This Is A Good Time To Write A Song 3. I’m So Alone 4. True Love 5. Two Of A Kind 6. Big City Girl 7. The Question 8. Misery 9. Fattening Frogs For Snakes 10. Born With The Blues 11. Whizzle Wham 12. How Long Blues 13. Blues Before Sunrise 14. In The Evening 15. Tomorrow Night 16. In The Dark 17. Fine And Mellow 18. Drinkin’ Wine Spodie-Odie 19. Third Degree 20. Five Long Years 21. A Reel Good Feeling 22. Kansas City Blues 23. How Long Blues 24. Cherry Red Total time: 73:39 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet. BLUES BOX CD 7 Sonnyboy Williamson – Sonny Terry – Brownie McGhee 1. I Can’t Understand 2. Movin’ Down The River 3. The Story Of Sonnyboy Williamson 4. Rebecca Blues 5. I Wonder If I Have A Friend 6. Same Girl 7. Girl Friends 8. Tippin’ Through Customs 9. Little Girl 10. You Can’t Get Away 11. I’m Crazy About Your Pie 12. The Sweetest Girl I Know 13. Easy Rider 14. Rock Island Line 15. Find My Way Home 16. Midnight Special 17. The Chariot Is Coming 18. Howdy Blues 19. In The Evening Total time: 77:04 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet. BLUES BOX DVD Champion Jack Dupree 1. Introduction/Dupree Special 2. Mean Old Lonesome Train 3. Alberta Sonnyboy Williamson 4. Tell Me Baby 5. You’re My Baby 6. Goin’ Back Home All Alone With The Blues 7. Intro: Jim Gabour (Narrator) Robert Lockwood Jr. 8. Drivin’ Wheel 9. They Gonna Ball Tonight 10. Kindhearted Women 11. Little And Low James Caroll Booker III 12. Intro: Jim Gabour 13. Seagram’s Jam Henry Gray 14. Intro. Jim Gabour 15. Blues Dance 16. Cold Chills Boogie Bill Webb, Harmonica Slim 17. Ninth Ward Blues Cousin Joe 18. Intro: Jim Gabour 19. Life Is A One Way Ticket 20. Beggin’ Woman 21. Me And Hard Work 22. I Wouldn’t Give A Blind Sow An Acorn 23.Closing: Jay Vincent Total time: 77:41 For full details of tracks and personnel see booklet.

Reviews

"This is a working days worth of music by men who played it, lived it and loved it. The root of all American music is shown in the most fertile soil on these discs. Get it and feel the real deal." George Harris, Jazzweekly

Tracklisting

  1. Tomorrow Night
  2. Clementine Blues
  3. Raining On The Cold, Cold Ground
  4. Jelly, Jelly
  5. Too Late to Cry Baby
  6. Call Me Darling
  7. Why Did You Go
  8. Swinning With Lonnie
  9. Please Help Me
  10. My Baby Is Gone
  11. You Don't Know What Love Is
  12. I'd Been Well Warned
  13. Don't Cry Baby
  14. Good Morning Mr. Blues
  15. Riverside Blues
  16. Jelly Roll Baker
  17. Trouble In Mind
  18. Woried Life Blues
  19. T.B. Blues
  20. Spann's Boogie
  21. Goin' Down Slow
  22. The Dirty Dozen
  23. I Had My Fun
  24. Caldonia
  25. Oh! Red
  26. St. Louis Stomp
  27. Milk Cow Blues
  28. Dad's Piece
  29. You've Got The Right String But The Wrong Yo Yo
  30. Uncle Sam's Blues
  31. It Feels So Good
  32. How Long Blues
  33. Tain't Nobody's Biznezz
  34. Prison Bound Blues
  35. Johnson Machine Gun Blues
  36. Miss Ida B.
  37. I Done You Wrong
  38. Brown Skin Mama
  39. Goin' Down Slow
  40. Sunnyland Boogie
  41. One Room Country Shack
  42. Big Ben
  43. Boot That Thing
  44. Springfield Blues
  45. Henry Ford Blues
  46. I'm A Dangerous Man
  47. True Thing
  48. Whole Lot Of Children
  49. The Last Laugh
  50. 44 Blues
  51. Women Be Wise
  52. Trouble Everywhere I Roam
  53. Special Delivery Blues
  54. Murder Gonna Be My Crime
  55. Shorty George Blues
  56. Shorty George Blues
  57. I'm A Might Tight Woman
  58. Bedroom Blues
  59. Up The Country Blues
  60. You Don't Know My Mind
  61. I Must Get Mine In Front
  62. Willia Anderson's Blues
  63. Jim Jam Blues
  64. Hesitatin' Blules
  65. Mama, You Don't Mean Me No Good
  66. Shake Them Down
  67. Saturday Night Jump
  68. Jinx Blues
  69. Pick A Pickle
  70. Ramblin' And Wanderin' Blues
  71. Old Saw Mill Blues
  72. Don't The Apples Look Mellow
  73. El Paso Blues
  74. Juanita Blues
  75. Vitamin "A" Blues
  76. Drop Down Mama
  77. Stop That Thing
  78. Diving Duck Bl
  79. Vernita Blues
  80. Bottle Up And Go
  81. Mountain Cat Blues
  82. Doctor Blues
  83. Got On His Mind
  84. Meet Him Over In Paradise
  85. Goodbye Baby
  86. It's Gotta Be Jelly 'Cause Jam Don't Shake Thataway
  87. She Walked Around With Her Mouth Poked
  88. Greyhound Blues
  89. Glory Of Love
  90. Careless Love
  91. I Get The Blues When It Rains
  92. My Name Is Lee Conley Broonzy
  93. Take This Hammer
  94. See See Rider
  95. Diggin' My Potatoes
  96. Midnight Special
  97. Keep Yours Hand Off Her
  98. I Got A Girl
  99. You Better Mind
  100. I Love You So Much
  101. Sixteen Tons
  102. Black Brown And White
  103. Goodnigth Irene
  104. Dust My Broom
  105. I Heard My Baby
  106. I Ain'tGonna Pick No More Cotton
  107. Miss Nelly Grey
  108. Tell Me Baby
  109. Jump Blues
  110. El Capitan
  111. This IS A Good Time To Write A Song
  112. I'm So Alone
  113. True Love
  114. Two Of A Kind
  115. Big City Girl
  116. The Question
  117. Misery
  118. Fattening Frogs For Snakes
  119. Born With The Blues
  120. Whizzle Wham
  121. Whizzle Wham
  122. How Long Blues
  123. Blues Before Sunrise
  124. In The Evening
  125. Tomorow Night
  126. In The Dark
  127. Fine And Mellow
  128. Drinkin' Wine Spoodie-Odie
  129. Third Degree
  130. Five Long Years
  131. A Reel Good Feeling
  132. Kansas City Blues
  133. How Long Blues
  134. How Long Blues
  135. Cherry Red
  136. I Can't Understand
  137. Movin' Down The River
  138. The Story Of Sonny Boy Williamson
  139. Rebecca Blues
  140. Same Girl
  141. Girl Friends
  142. Tipppin' Through Customs
  143. Little Girl
  144. You Can't Get Away
  145. I'm Crazy About Your Pie
  146. The Sweetest Girl I Know
  147. Easy Rider
  148. Rock Island Line
  149. Find My Way Home
  150. Midnight Special
  151. The Chariot Is Coming
  152. Howdy Blues