- Released: December 1, 1993
- Label: Arhoolie Records
- 1.Sloppy Drunk Blues
- 2.Yo Yo Blues
- 3.President Roosevelt
- 4.Forty-Four Blues
- 5.Greystone Blues
- 6.I Want My Crown
- 7.Mean Stepfather
- 8.Brother James
- 9.Shake Your Boogie
- 10.Vitamin A Blues
- 11.She Left Me a Mule to Ride
- 12.So Glad
- 13.Louisiana Bound
- 14.Killing Floor Blues
- 15.Throw a Boogie Woogie
- 16.Dirt Road Blues
- 17.Montreal Blues
- 18.Take Me Out of the Bottom
- 19.Thinking of What They Did to Me
- 20.The Death of Dr. Martin Luther King
- 21.Army Man in Vietnam
- 22.Creole Queen
- 23.Remember Way Back
- 24.King Jesus
Personnel: Big Joe Williams (vocals, 9-string guitar); Mary Williams (vocals); Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica)
Engineers : Chris Strachwitz, Richard Garvin, Bob Geddins.
Recorded in Oakland, California in 1959; Los Gatos, California on October 5, 1960; Berkeley, California on December 14, 1969.
Includes liner notes by Chris Strachwitz.
Personnel: Big Joe Williams (vocals, guitar); Mary Williams (vocals); Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica).
Liner Note Author: Chris Strachwitz.
Recording information: Berkeley, CA (??/??/1959-12/14/1969); Los Gatos, CA (??/??/1959-12/14/1969); Oakland, CA (??/??/1959-12/14/1969).
Photographers: Chris Strachwitz; Burton Wilson.
Arhoolie reissued two of Big Joe Williams' seminal rediscovery albums on one disc in 1990. The first, 1960's Tough Times, ranks among his best; the second, 1969's Thinking of What They Did to Me, isn't as strong, but the two albums provide an excellent introduction to this Delta bluesman. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine