- Released: June 24, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Chess
Includes liner notes by Mary Katherine Aldin.
This is part of "20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection" series.
Personnel: Elmore James, Jimmy Rogers , John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Bo Diddley (vocals, guitar); Sonny Boy Williamson II (vocals, harmonica); John Mayall (vocals, keyboards); Bobby "Blue" Bland (vocals); Eric Clapton, Homesick James Williamson, Hubert Sumlin, Irving Ashby, Jody Williams, Luther Tucker, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Wayne Bennett (guitar); Little Walter (harmonica); J.T. Brown (saxophone); Henry Hayes (alto saxophone); Jarrett Gibson, Bob Neely, Big Tiny, Arnold Rogers, Bobby Forte (tenor saxophone); Donald Hankins (baritone saxophone); Frank Mitchell (trumpet); Skippy Brooks, Johnny Jones , Lafayette Leake, Little Brother Montgomery, Lloyd Glenn, Otis Spann (piano); Walter McNeil, Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis (organ); Clifton James, Fred Below, Herbert Henderson, Henry "Sneaky Joe" Harris , John Starks, Sam Lay, Hughie Flint, Jesse Sailes (drums); Jerome Green (maracas).
Liner Note Author: Mary Katherine Aldin.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (08/15/1950-12/20/1967); Detroit, MI (08/15/1950-12/20/1967); Houston (08/15/1950-12/20/1967); London, England (08/15/1950-12/20/1967); Los Angeles, CA (08/15/1950-12/20/1967); Nashville, TN (08/15/1950-12/20/1967).
Photographers: Ernest C. Withers; Brian Smith .
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Blues Guitar collects 12 remastered tracks from the vaults of Chess, Duke, Deram, and BluesWay Records. This package includes classic performances from such legends as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton. No suprises here -- just a great primer collection for the blues novice or a great sounding disc, perfect for summer crusing, for blues fanatics. ~ Al Campbell