Century of the Blues: The Definitive Country Blues Collection (4-CD)
by Various Artists

Century of the Blues: The Definitive Country
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Label: Enlightenment Records UK

Description by OLDIES.com:

Featuring 100 tracks in total, this 4CD collection attempts a comprehensive round-up of the blues. Disc 1 is dedicated to the early development of the form in the Mississippi Delta, whilst disc 2 collects together the pivotal recordings from Louisiana, Texas and the East Coast. Disc three covers Memphis and the mid-states before we bow-out with the urban sounds of Dallas and Chicago on disc 4. Includes John Lee Hooker, Son House, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and tons more.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Mississippi Boweavil Blues - Charley Patton
  • 2.My Black Mama, Pt. 1 - Son House
  • 3.Future Blues - Willie Brown
  • 4.Canned Heat - Tommy Johnson
  • 5.Left Alone Blues - Ishman Bracey
  • 6.Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil) - Robert Johnson
  • 7.Kind Hearted Woman Blues - J.J. Johnson
  • 8.Wind Howlin' Blues - David Honeyboy Edwards
  • 9.Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
  • 10.Shake 'Em on Down - Bukka White
  • 11.Sitting on Top of the World - Mississippi Sheiks
  • 12.Stack O'Lee Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
  • 13.Barrelhouse Blues - Ed Andrews
  • 14.Catfish Blues - Robert Petway
  • 15.Bottle it Up and Go - Tommy McClennan
  • 16.Bull Frog Blues - William Harris
  • 17.Mule Skinner Blues - J. Rogers
  • 18.Farewell Blues - Sol Hoopii
  • 19.Old Original Kokomo Blues - Kokomo Arnold
  • 20.Country Blues - Muddy Waters
  • 21.I Be's Troubled - McKinley Morganfield
  • 22.Boogie Chillen' - John Lee Hooker
  • 23.Little Boy Blue - Robert Lockwood, Jr.
  • 24.Ramblin' - Johnny Shines
  • 25.Yellow Dog Blues - Sam Collins

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Matchbox Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • 2.Ground Hog Blues - Henry Thomas
  • 3.Gallis Pole - Phil Leadbetter
  • 4.Evil Hearted Woman Blues - Oscar Woods
  • 5.Outside Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
  • 6.Maxwell Street Blues - Charlie "Papa" Jackson
  • 7.Bulldoze Blues - Henry Thomas
  • 8.Black Ave - B.K. Turner
  • 9.It's Nobody's Fault But Mine - Blind Willie Johnson
  • 10.The Gone Dead Train - King Solomon Hill
  • 11.Woke Up With the Blues in My Fingers - Lonnie Johnson
  • 12.Penitentiary Moan Blues - Texas Alexander
  • 13.Katie Mae - Lightnin' Hopkins
  • 14.Diddie Wa Diddie - Blind Blake
  • 15.I Want Some of Your Pie - Fulton Allen
  • 16.Mama T'aint Long Fo' Day - Blind Willie McTell
  • 17.Motherless Chile Blues - Robert Hicks
  • 18.Jealous Hearted Blues - Charley Lincoln
  • 19.No No Blues - Curley Weaver
  • 20.Guitar Rag - Sylvester Weaver
  • 21.Big Legged Woman - Brownie McGhee
  • 22.Twelve Gates to the City - Rev. Gary Davis
  • 23.Every Day in the Week Blues - Pink Anderson
  • 24.Runaway Man Blues - Floyd Council
  • 25.Divin' Duck Blues - Sleepy John Estes

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Careless Love Blues - Bessie Smith
  • 2.Goin' Crazy With the Blues - Mamie Smith
  • 3.Whip it to a Jelly - Clara Smith
  • 4.See See Rider - Ma Rainey
  • 5.Mister Man, Pt. 1 - Ida Cox
  • 6.Murder in the First Degree - Victoria Spivey
  • 7.I'm a Mighty Tight Woman - Sippie Wallace
  • 8.Black Angel Blues - Lucille Bogan / Bessie Smith
  • 9.Long Ways From Home - Louise Johnson
  • 10.Downhearted Blues - Alberta Hunter / Lovie Austin
  • 11.Rock Island Blues - Walter "Furry" Lewis
  • 12.Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home - Gus Cannon
  • 13.Rollin' and Tumblin' Blues - Hambone Willie Newbern
  • 14.Moanin' the Blues - Allen Shaw
  • 15.He's in the Jailhouse Now - Memphis Jug Band
  • 16.That's No Way to Get Along - Robert Wilkins
  • 17.What's the Matter Blues - Frank Stokes
  • 18.How Long, How Long Blues - Leroy Carr
  • 19.Cow Cow Blues - Cow Cow Davenport
  • 20.Bricks in My Pillow - Amos Easton
  • 21.The Honeydripper - Roosevelt Sykes
  • 22.Strut That Thing - Cripple Fulton Allen
  • 23.Blues at Midnight - Peter Chatman
  • 24.Gangster's Blues - Luther Williams
  • 25.Kokomo Blues - Scrapper Blackwell

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Key to the Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
  • 2.Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
  • 3.Poor Man Blues - Henry Townsend
  • 4.You Can't Get That Stuff No More - Sam Theard
  • 5.Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather
  • 6.Jockey Blues - Jazz Gillum
  • 7.That's All Right - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
  • 8.When the Levee Breaks - Joe McCoy / Minnie McCoy
  • 9.Me and My Chauffeur - Memphis Minnie
  • 10.Guitar Swing - Casey Bill Weldon
  • 11.Mama Don't Allow No.2 - Washboard Sam
  • 12.Gypsy Woman - Muddy Waters
  • 13.Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
  • 14.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Sonny Boy Williamson I
  • 15.Eyesight to the Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson II
  • 16.Evans Shuffle - Little Walter
  • 17.This Train - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • 18.Prowling Nighthawk - Robert Nighthawk
  • 19.Ain't Nobody's Business, Pt. 1 - Jimmy Whetherspoon
  • 20.Dust My Broom - Elmore James
  • 21.B.B. Boogie - B.B. King
  • 22.Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King
  • 23.Everyday I Have the Blues - Lowell Fulson
  • 24.Mean Old World - T-Bone Walker
  • 25.Call it Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
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  • Sales Rank: 964
  • UPC: 823564638829
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