Down Home Blues Chicago Fine Boogie (5CD)

Title:
Down Home Blues Chicago Fine Boogie (5CD)
Release Date:
22nd Sep 2017
Running Time:
382 minutes
Catalogue No:
WNRCD5100
Barcode:
5018755510014

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Down Home Blues Chicago Fine Boogie (5CD)

> Down Home Blues Chicago is THE definitive collection of blues music from Chicago-based musicians from the late 1940s to the late 1950s
 
> Features 41 artists who were influential in developing the Chicago blues scene, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers and many more
 
> Five CD set, packaged in a deluxe digipak with an outer slip case, featuring 134 rare tracks, all digitally remastered, some of which have never been previously available
 
> Also includes an 88 page book featuring an essay on the origins of Chicago music by renowned blues researcher and historian Mike Rowe, complete with rare photos, tracklisting and full sessionography

The period from the end of World War II until the dawn of the 1960s, the blues scene in Chicago can rightfully be described as one of its golden ages.

Passionate, powerful and personal, blues is the spirit of black America. It was a direct result of the Great Migration, when thousands upon thousands of black people left the rural south to settle in the urban areas in the North. Many of these came from the Mississippi delta and chose Chicago as the natural destination. Chicago was a city of opportunities. For musicians with their roots from the South, here was a welcoming network of clubs, radio stations and record labels and – most importantly – a large and appreciative audience.

This 5CD set features a collection of 134 extraordinary performances from this golden era of down home blues. Some by most famous blues stars like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Jimmy Rogers - with several lesser known artistes. Many of these tracks were unissued at the time, others are alternate takes of issued songs, but are equally as fine. There are included some ultra-rare gems.

Included is an 88 page book written by Mike Rowe, blues historian and the author of Chicago Blues, first published as Chicago Breakdown, the definitive works on the history and the thriving times of its blues scene. Fully illustrated including rare photographs, graphics and sessionography.


CD 1
1. I GOT TO CHECK UP ON MY BABY
James McCain

2. GOOD MORNING MR ROOSEVELT
James McCain

3. COME ON BABE
ʻBluesboyʼ Bill

4. TENNESSEE WOMAN BLUES*
Johnny Shines

5. JITTERBUG BLUES*
Muddy Waters

6. BURYING GROUND BLUES*
Muddy Waters

7. HARD DAY BLUES*
Muddy Waters

8. LET ME BE YOUR SIDETRACK
John Sellers

9.MY BUDDY DOCTOR CLAYTON
Willie ʻLong Timeʼ Smith

10. I LOVE YOU BABY BOOGIE
Willie ʻLong Timeʼ Smith

11.ORA NELLE BLUES - ALT
Little Walter with Othum Brown vocals

12. I JUST KEEP LOVING HER - ALT
Little Walter

13. LITTLE STORE BLUES - ALT
Jimmy Rogers

14. MONEY TAKING WOMAN
Johnny Young

15. OLDʼS “98” BLUES*
Johnny Temple

16. I CANʼT BE SATISFIED
Muddy Waters

17. FLORIDA HURRICANE
St Louis Jimmy

18. TRAIN TIME
Delta Joe (Sunnyland Slim)

19. ROLL TUMBLE AND SLIP
Delta Joe (Sunnyland Slim)

20. STOCKYARD BLUES
Floyd Jones

21. KEEP WHAT YOU GOT
Floyd Jones

22. BLUE BABY
Little Walter

23. I WANT MY BABY
Little Walter

24. DOWN THE LINE*
Robert Nighthawk – Ethel Mae Brown vocals

25. SHE KNOWS HOW TO LOVE A MAN*
The Nighthawks

26. ONE SUNDAY MORNING
Big Maceo

27. JUST TELL ME BABY
Big Maceo

 

CD 2
1. DOWN BEHIND THE RISE
Pete Franklin

2. CASEY BROWN BLUES
Pete Frankin

3. KIND HEARTED WOMAN
Mildred White

4. CUTTING OUT ON ME
Mildred White

5. LAST TIME I FOOL AROUND WITH YOU*
Muddy Waters

6. YOU GONNA NEED MY HELP*
Muddy Waters

7. MY HEAD CANʼT REST ANYMORE
Baby Face Leroy

8. TAKE A LITTLE WALK WITH ME
Baby Face Leroy

9. GERTRUDE
Gray Haired Bill

10. IʼM A HARD WORKING MAN
Gray Haired Bill

11.BLACK ANGEL BLUES
The Nighthawks

12. LUDELLA - ALT
Jimmy Rogers

13. ROLLINʼ STONE - ALT
Muddy Waters

14. DARK ROAD
Floyd Jones

15. OVERSEAS*
Floyd Jones

16. PLAYHOUSE*
Floyd Jones

17. LONG DISTANCE CALL
Muddy Waters

18. ALL NIGHT LONG - ALT
Muddy Waters

19. LETʼS ROLL - ALT
J B Lenoir

20. HOWLING WOLF BOOGIE
Howlinʼ Wolf

21. RAMBLINʼ
Johnny Shines

22. AINʼT DOING NO GOOD*
Johnny Shines

23. FINE BOOGIE*
Snooky Pryor

24. CONJUR MAN*
Memphis Minnie

25. JUKE - ALT
Little Walter

26. CANʼT HOLD OUT MUCH LONGER - ALT
Little Walter

 

CD 3
1. SHE JUST WONʼT DO RIGHT
Elmore James

2. MY BEST FRIEND*
Elmore James

3. WHOSE MUDDY SHOES *
Elmore James

4. BLUES IS KILLINʼ ME*
Baby Face Leroy

5. LATE HOURS AT MIDNIGHT*
Baby Face Leroy

6. CRYING
Blue Smitty

7. DATE BAIT*
Blue Smitty

8. MISTREATED BABY*
Jimmy Rogers

9. WHATʼS THE MATTER?*
Jimmy Rogers

10. WHISKEY HEADED WOMAN*
Homesick James

11. BLUE MIDNIGHT - ALT
Little Walter

12. SILVER HAIRED WOMAN*
Johnny Williams

13. FAT MOUTH *
Johnny Williams

14. YOU DONʼT HAVE TO GO
Jimmy Reed

15. ACT LIKE YOU LOVE ME - ALT
Jimmy Rogers

16. HOMESICK - ALT
Homesick James

17. LATE HOURS AT MIDNIGHT*
Homesick James

18. HELLO STRANGER
Billy Boy Arnold

19. I AINʼT GOT NO MONEY
Billy Boy Arnold

20. EVENING SHUFFLE - ALT
Johnny Shines

21. THE MOJO - ALT
J B Lenoir

22. SLOW DOWN WOMAN - ALT
J B Lenoir

23. YOU GONNA WRECK MY LIFE- ALT
Howlinʼ Wolf

24. SOMEDAY LITTLE DARLING*
Big Boy Spires

25. RHYTHM ROCK BOOGIE*
Big Boy Spires

26. KISSING IN THE DARK
Memphis Minnie

 

CD 4
1. WORK WITH ME*
Sonny Boy Williamson

2. YOU KILLING ME*
Sonny Boy Williamson

3. DONʼT START ME TALKING
Sonny Boy Williamson

4. ICE CREAM MAN*
John Brim

5. LIFETIME BABY*
John Brim

6. MY BABYʼS GONE*
Lazy Bill

7. I CANʼT SLEEP, I CANʼT EAT*
Lazy Bill

8. LITTLE BOY BLUE*
Albert King

9. SWEET WOMAN*
Albert King

10. TROUBLE OF MY OWN*
Sunnyland Slim

11. WORRIED ABOUT MY BABY*
Sunnyland Slim

12. I DECLARE THAT AINʼT RIGHT*
Henry Gray

13. MATCHBOX BLUES*
Henry Gray

14. PRICE OF LOVE*
J B Hutto

15. TIRED OF BEING MISTREATED*
Big Boy Spires

16. I DONE YOU WRONG*
Sunnyland Slim

17. BE MY BABY*
Sunnyland Slim

18. IʼVE GOT TO FIND MY BABY - ALT
Little Walter

19. EISENHOWER BLUES - ALT
J B Lenoir

20. YES SHEʼS GONE
Dusty Brown

21. HE DON’T LOVE YOU
Dusty Brown

22. RUSTY DUSTY*
Dusty Brown

23. YOUʼRE THE ONE*
Jimmy Rogers

24. SWEET ON YOU BABY*
Billy Boy Arnold

25. YOU GOT TO LOVE ME*
Billy Boy Arnold

26. YOU UPSET MY MIND*
Jimmy Reed

27. COME ON BABY*
Jimmy Reed

 

CD5
1. THE TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY
Elmore James

2. COMING HOME
Elmore James

3. IT HURTS ME TOO
Elmore James

4. GO AWAY
John Brim

5. THAT AINʼT RIGHT
John Brim

6. BIRMINGHAM LATE HOURS
Birmingham Jr

7. YOUʼRE TOO BAD
Birmingham Junior

8. BREAK OF DAY*
Howlinʼ Wolf

9. BLUEBIRD*
Howlinʼ Wolf

10. YOU OUGHT TO KNOW*
Howlinʼ Wolf

11. IʼM LEAVING YOU*
Otis Spann

12. IʼM IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY*
Otis Spann

13. SOMEONE TO LOVE ME - ALT
Snooky Pryor

14. JUDGEMENT DAY - ALT
Snooky Pryor

15. YOU TRIED TO RUIN ME BABY*
Snooky Pryor

16. KINGS HIGHWAY*
Poʼ Joe Williams

17. EULA MAE*
Poʼ Joe Williams

18. DONʼT LOSE YOUR EYE*
Sonny Boy Williamson

19. I WONDER WHY*
Sonny Boy Williamson

20. I KNOW WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT*
Sonny Boy Williamson

21. WHEN YOU LEFT ME*
Jimmy Reed

22. ITʼS YOU BABY*
Jimmy Reed

23. DO THE THING*
Jimmy Reed

24. THE KEY TO YOUR DOOR - ALT
Sonny Boy Williamson

25. I WOULD HATE TO SEE YOU GO
John Brim

26. YOU GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME
John Brim

27. 24 HOURS OF FEAR
Eddie Boyd

28. FIVE LONG YEARS
Eddie Boyd

 

KEY
*Track originally not issued
-ALT = Alternate Take (originally not issued)