Big Bosses Of The Blues (10CD)

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The first blues singers were soloists who accompanied themselves on guitar and later also on piano. The great Muddy Waters had started out as an entertainer on plantations in the South and it was only in Chicago, where he settled in the wake of the great African-American migration to the north, that he turned into a master of the Electric guitar and founded a band. The same is true for piano-wizard Memphis Slim, who often played in a duet with another key musician on the vibrant Chicago scene: bassist and all-round talent Willie Dixon. B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker are some of the other top Chicago blues musicians documented on this box-set.

Kansas City enjoyed an exciting scene genre-bending all styles from ragtime, jazz, blues and on to boogie woogie. Here, the first pure blues singers established themselves, such as Jimmy Rushing and Jimmy Witherspoon, who appropriately carried the title "Blues Shouter". Rushing, Jon Hendricks, and Big Miller provide fantastic definitions of the idiom and its story with their early concept albums, which also feature great instrumentalists such as Ben Webster, Zoot Sims, Kenny Burrell, and many others.

Pianist and vocalist Charles Brown began his career in Los Angeles with his remarkably blues-inspired playing. The Texas native also was a huge role model for a certain Ray Charles. How multi-layered and stylistically wide-ranging the blues genre of the 30s to 60s was and how great the singers and musicians that represented it, is aptly documented with the original albums in this collection.

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Tracklisting:

CD1

  • 1. Ray Charles - Ain't That Love
  • 2. Henry Glover - Drown In My Own Tears
  • 3. Ray Charles - Come Back Baby
  • 4. Lowell Fulson - Sinner's Prayer
  • 5. Ray Charles - Funny (But I Still Love You)
  • 6. Charles Calhoun - Losing Hand
  • 7. Ray Charles - A Fool For You
  • 8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
  • 9. A. Nugetre - Mess Around
  • 10. Ray Charles - This Little Girl Of Mine
  • 11. Mary Ann
  • 12. Renald Richard - Greenbacks
  • 13. Ray Charles - Don't You Know
  • 14. I Got A Woman
  • 15. Charles Brown - Williams - Moore - Driftinï Blues
  • 16. Charles Brown - Edwards - Honeysipper
  • 17. R. Toombs - Letïs Walk
  • 18. J.M. Robinson - Seven Long Days
  • 19. Ruby - Green - Stept - Iïll always be in Love with you
  • 20. Charles Brown - Black Night
  • 21. J. Fuller - Geddis - Rosenbaum - Foolïs Paradise
  • 22. Cochran - Newman - Again
  • 23. S.Hogg - My Babyïs gone
  • 24. J.Logan - Donït fool with my Heart
  • 25. Otis J. Rene - Still Water
  • 26. Leiber - Stoller - Hard Times

CD2

  • 1. R. King - S. Ling - I've Got A Right To Love My Baby
  • 2. R. King and J. Josea - What A Way To Go
  • 3. R. King - J. Taub - Long Nights
  • 4. Feel Like A Million
  • 5. R. King - S. Ling - I'll Survive
  • 6. R. King, J. Taub and F. Washington - Good Man Gone Bad
  • 7. R. King - J. Taub - If I Lost You
  • 8. R. King - S. Ling - You're On Top
  • 9. R. King - J. Josea - Partinï Time
  • 10. R. King - J. Taub - I'm King
  • 11. Chuck Willis - My Story
  • 12. I Feel So Bad
  • 13. You're Still My Baby
  • 14. Lawly Miss Mary
  • 15. Need The One More Chance
  • 16. F. Moore - Caldonia
  • 17. Chuck Willis - Don't Deceive Me
  • 18. One More Break
  • 19. I Can Tell
  • 20. Search My Heart
  • 21. Love-Struck
  • 22. Charged With Cheating

CD3

  • 1. Carmichael - New Orleans
  • 2. Jimmy Rushing - Lewis - Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More
  • 3. Charles Warfield - Clarence Williams - Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  • 4. J. Turner - P. Johnson - Piney Brown Blues
  • 5. C. Williams - Prince - Grainger - Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
  • 6. Jacobs - Weldon - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
  • 7. W. C. Handy - Careless Love
  • 8. E. Lewis - Rushing - Doctor Blues
  • 9. Hines - Woode - Rosetta
  • 10. Dubin - Warren - Lullaby Of Broadway
  • 11. C. Mack - J. Johnson - Old Fashioned Love
  • 12. S. Brooks - Some Of These Days
  • 13. McShann - Brown - Confessin' The Blues
  • 14. William Big Bill Broonzy - Mean Old World
  • 15. Mundy - Mercer - Young - Trav'lin' Light
  • 16. Broonzy - Segar - Key To The Highway
  • 17. Joe Williams - Lyin' Woman
  • 18. A. Nugetre - Chains Of Love
  • 19. James Gordon - Mean Mistreater
  • 20. Broonzy - Keep Your Hand On Your Heart
  • 21. Leroy Car - Night Time Is The Right Time (When The Sun Goes Down)
  • 22. Coslow - Gross - Tomorrow Night

CD4

  • 1. M. Morganfield - I Got My Brand On You
  • 2. Willie Dixon - I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
  • 3. M. Morganfield - Baby Please Don't Go
  • 4. J. Oden - Soon Forgotten
  • 5. Willie Dixon - I Wanna Put A Tiger In Your Tank
  • 6. B. Broonzy - I Feel So Good
  • 7. Foster - Got My Mojo Working Part 1
  • 8. Got My Mojo Working Part 2
  • 9. L. Hughes - M. Morganfield - Goodbye Newport Blues
  • 10. Willie Dixon - Nervous
  • 11. Good Understanding
  • 12. That's My Baby
  • 13. P. Chatman - Slim's Thing
  • 14. Willie Dixon - That's All I Want Baby
  • 15. Don't You Tell Nobody
  • 16. Youth To You
  • 17. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
  • 18. Built For Comfort
  • 19. I Got A Razor
  • 20. P. Chatman - Go Easy
  • 21. Willie Dixon - Move Me

CD5

  • 1. Joe Turner - Pete Johnson - Cherry Red
  • 2. Pete Johnson - Roll 'em Pete
  • 3. Billy Moll - Murray Mencher - I Want A Little Girl
  • 4. Joe Turner - Low Down Dog
  • 5. Joe Turner - Pete Johnson - Wee Baby Blues
  • 6. Walter Donaldson - You're Driving Me Crazy
  • 7. Traditional - How Long Blues
  • 8. Morning Glories
  • 9. W. C. Handy - St. Louis Blues
  • 10. Joe Turner - Pete Johnson - Piney Brown Blues
  • 11. Chester Burnett - Moanin' At Midnight
  • 12. C.Burnett - How Many More Years
  • 13. Chester Burnett - Smokestack Lightnin'
  • 14. Baby How Long
  • 15. No Place To Go
  • 16. All Night Boogie
  • 17. Willie Dixon - Evil
  • 18. Chester Burnett - I'm Leavin' You
  • 19. Moanin' For My Baby
  • 20. C.Burnett - I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
  • 21. Chester Burnett - Forty-Four
  • 22. Somebody In My Home

CD6

  • 1. Roy Brown - There's Good Rockin' Tonight
  • 2. T. Edwards - James Witherspoon - Times Are Changed
  • 3. Grainger - Robbins - Tain't Nobody's Business
  • 4. Turner - Johnson - Wee Baby Blues
  • 5. James Witherspoon - Edison - Sweet's Blues
  • 6. Traditional - It Ain't What You're Thinkin'
  • 7. Saunders - King - S.K. Blues
  • 8. Broonzy - When I've Been Drinkin'
  • 9. W.Dixon - Then The Lights Go Out
  • 10. G. Wiggins - All That's Good
  • 11. Jimmy Witherspoon - McShann - Spoon's Blues
  • 12. T-Bone Walker - Two Bones And A Pick
  • 13. Michael Goldsen - T-Bone Walker - Mean Old World
  • 14. T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Shuffle
  • 15. Stormy Monday Blues
  • 16. Blues For Marili
  • 17. T-Bone Blues
  • 18. Shufflin' The Blues
  • 19. M.Parish - H.White - Evenin'
  • 20. T-Bone Walker - Play On Little Girl
  • 21. Blues Rock
  • 22. Grover McDaniel - T-Bone Walker - Papa Ain't Salty

CD7

  • 1. J. Hendricks - Introduction
  • 2. Amo
  • 3. Some Stopped On De Way
  • 4. Traditional - Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  • 5. New Orleans
  • 6. C. Miller - I Had My Share
  • 7. P. Mayfield - Please Send Me Someone To Love
  • 8. C. Miller - Sufferin' Blues
  • 9. D. L. Coates - That's Enough
  • 10. J. Hendricks - Aw Gal
  • 11. M. Rainey - See See Rider
  • 12. L.Young - C.Beeks - Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
  • 13. William Lee Conley Broonzey - Sun Gonna Shine In My Door
  • 14. L. Melrose - C. B. Weldon - W. PA. Blues
  • 15. Traditional - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

CD8

  • 1. E. Boyd - Five Long Years
  • 2. Adamson - McHugh - You're A Sweetheart
  • 3. Al Smith - Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 4. Ride On Midnight Special
  • 5. J. Hicks - The Bells
  • 6. Al Smith - Goin' To Alabama
  • 7. I'll Never Let You Go
  • 8. I Can't Make It By Myself
  • 9. J. Hooker - No Shoes
  • 10. I Wanna Walk
  • 11. Canal Street Blues
  • 12. Run On
  • 13. I'm A Stranger
  • 14. Whiskey And Wimmen
  • 15. Solid Sender
  • 16. Sunny Land
  • 17. Goin' To California
  • 18. I Can't Believe
  • 19. I'll Know Tonight
  • 20. Dusty Road

CD9

  • 1. P. Chatman - Choo Choo
  • 2. 4 O'Clock Boogie
  • 3. Willie Dixon - Rub My Root
  • 4. C Rocker
  • 5. Willie Dixon - Home To Mamma
  • 6. Shaky
  • 7. Parrish - After Hour
  • 8. Willie Dixon - One More Time
  • 9. P. Chatman - John Henry
  • 10. Willie Dixon - Now Howdy
  • 11. Martin - Langston - Five O'Clock Blues
  • 12. Hughes - Heyward - Lament
  • 13. Martin - Langston - Did You Ever Hear The Blues?
  • 14. Martin - Hughes - Tired As I Can Be
  • 15. Good Old Guy
  • 16. Mr. Blues' Chil
  • 17. Hauge - Hughes - Red Sun Blues
  • 18. Hughes - Heyward - Mojo Blues
  • 19. Martin - Langston - Cool Saturday Night
  • 20. Hughes - Heyward - Got To Live
  • 21. Mann - Hillard - Wee Small Hours

CD10

  • 1. J. Reed - Honest I Do
  • 2. Go On To School
  • 3. My First Plea
  • 4. Boogie In The Dark
  • 5. You Got Me Crying
  • 6. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
  • 7. You Got Me Dizzy
  • 8. Little Rain
  • 9. Can't Stand To See You Go
  • 10. Roll And Rhumba
  • 11. You're Something Else
  • 12. You Don't Have To Go
  • 13. Deadric Malone - John Riley Brown - Two Steps From The Blues
  • 14. D. Malone - Cry, Cry, Cry
  • 15. Don Robey - Joseph Scott - I'm Not Ashamed
  • 16. Don D Robey - Don't Cry No More
  • 17. D. Malone - Lead Me On
  • 18. I Pity The Fool
  • 19. I've Just Got To Forget You
  • 20. Robey - Harper - Little Boy Blue
  • 21. Mills - St. James Infirmary
  • 22. Brook Benton - I'll Take Care Of You
  • 23. Don Robey - I Don't Want No Woman
  • 24. D. Malone - Ray Agee - I've Been Wrong So Long