- Released: August 28, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Biograph Records BCD 124 (1992)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Memphis Minnie began her recording career in 1929, and by 1949 was one of the most recorded and respected blues guitarists. This recording highlights the recordings that she made for short-lived Regal Records, and features performances by Jimmy Rogers, St. Louis Jimmy, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery and Pee Wee Hughes. From the archives of Biograph Records.
Living Blues - Jan/Feb 93, pp.79-80
"...truly seminal....provides important insight into the evolution of early electric Chicago blues..."
- 1. Down Home Girl
- 2. Night Watchman Blues(Tk.1)
- 3. Night Watchman Blues(Tk.2)
- 4. Why Did I Make You Cry
- 5. Kid Man Blues
- 6. Ludella
- 7. Hard Work Boogie
- 8. Your Evil Ways
- 9. I Sit Up All Night
- 10.State Street Blues
- 11.When I Was Young
- 12.Vicksburg Blues
- 13.A & B Blues
- 14.After hour Blues
- 15.Sugar Mama Blues
- 16.Shreveport Blues
Recorded by Regal Records in Chicago in 1949.
Personnel: Memphis Minnie (vocals, guitar); Pee Wee Hughes (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Sunnyland Slim (vocals, guitar, tenor saxophone, piano); Jimmy Rogers (vocals, guitar); Muddy Waters (guitar); Little Walter (harmonica); Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevelt Sykes (piano).
Liner Note Author: Brett J. Bonner.
Recording information: 1949.
You can't go wrong with Memphis Minnie at almost any point in her estimable career. During the 1930s and early '40s, she made the adjustment to changing styles, but in the early '30s she made the style. The sound quality is pretty good throughout the set, although it's better on the later tunes. ~ Ron Wynn