The Best of Mississippi Blues
by Various Artists

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CD Details

  • Released: September 11, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Fuel 2000

Tracks:

  • 1.Levee Camp Blues - Mississippi Fred McDowell
  • 2.Casey Jones - Mississippi John Hurt
  • 3.Death Letter - Son House
  • 4.Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
  • 5.Screamin' & Hollerin' Blues - Charley Patton
  • 6.That's All RIght Mama - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
  • 7.Steady Rollin' Man - Sonny Boy Williamson
  • 8.Canned Heat Blues
  • 9.Pony Blues - Sonny Boy Nelson
  • 10.Stop The Train Conductor - Snooky Pryor
  • 11.Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
  • 12.I Wonder What's The Matter - Memphis Slim
  • 13.Ain't No Way To Get Along - Rev. Robert Wilkins
  • 14.Matchbox - Ike Turner
  • 15.Take A Little Walk With Me - Robert Lockwood
  • 16.I Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
  • 17.It Must Have Been The Devil - Otis Spann
  • 18.Leftover Blues - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Product Description:

Although none of these 18 tracks, most of them taken from 1960s live performances and the rest drawn from old 1920s and 1930s commercial 78s, are particularly obscure or rare, taken together like this and obviously sequenced with some actual thought being applied, they form a nice little set full of passion and vitality. Included are Mississippi Fred McDowell's elegant "Levee Camp Blues," Son House's classic "Death Letter," a scrappy take by Big Joe Williams of his signature "Baby Please Don't Go," Tommy Johnson's bright-sounding but ultimately harrowing "Canned Heat Blues," Robert Wilkins' sturdy and wise "Ain't No Way to Get Along," a ragged, rocking, and horn-augmented version of "Matchbox" by Ike Turner, and a solo piano turn by Otis Spann on his trademark "It Must Have Been the Devil." A nice set, put together with some care. ~ Steve Leggett

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  • UPC: 030206170528
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