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  • Audio CD (3 Jun. 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00000JKF2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,039 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Help Me (A Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson) - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
  2. It Hurts Me Too (When Things Go Wrong) - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
  3. Messin' With The Kid - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
  4. Vietcong Blues - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
  5. All Night Long - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
  6. Going Ahead - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks
  7. Please Help - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks
  8. Too Much Alcohol - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks
  9. Married Woman Blues - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks
  10. That's The Truth - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks
  11. Marie - Otis Spann's South Side Piano - Otis Spann's South Side Piano
  12. Burning Fire - Otis Spann's South Side Piano - Otis Spann's South Side Piano
  13. S.P. Blues - Otis Spann's South Side Piano - Otis Spann's South Side Piano
  14. Sometimes I Wonder - Otis Spann's South Side Piano - Otis Spann's South Side Piano
  15. Spann's Stomp - Otis Spann's South Side Piano - Otis Spann's South Side Piano

Disc: 2

  1. Cotton Crop Blues - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet
  2. The Blues Keep Falling - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet
  3. Love Me Or Leave - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet
  4. Rocket 88 - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet
  5. West Helena Blues - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet - The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet
  6. Everything's Going To Turn Out Alright - The Otis Rush Blues Band - The Otis Rush Blues Band
  7. It's A Mean Old World - The Otis Rush Blues Band - The Otis Rush Blues Band
  8. I Can't Quit You Baby - The Otis Rush Blues Band - The Otis Rush Blues Band
  9. Rock - The Otis Rush Blues Band - The Otis Rush Blues Band
  10. It's My Own Fault - The Otis Rush Blues Band - The Otis Rush Blues Band
  11. Dust My Broom - Homesick James And His Dusters - Homesick James And His Dusters
  12. Somebody Been Talkin' - Homesick James And His Dusters - Homesick James And His Dusters
  13. Set A Date - Homesick James And His Dusters - Homesick James And His Dusters
  14. So Mean To Me - Homesick James And His Dusters - Homesick James And His Dusters

Disc: 3

  1. One More Time - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
  2. Kid Man Blues - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
  3. My Black Mare - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
  4. Stealin' Back - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
  5. I Got Mine In Time - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
  6. TIghten Up On It - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band - Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band
  7. Dynaflow Blues - The Johnny Shines Blues Band - The Johnny Shines Blues Band
  8. Black Spider Blues - The Johnny Shines Blues Band - The Johnny Shines Blues Band
  9. Layin' Down My Shoes And Clothes - The Johnny Shines Blues Band - The Johnny Shines Blues Band
  10. If I Get Lucky - The Johnny Shines Blues Band - The Johnny Shines Blues Band
  11. Rockin' My Boogie - Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band - Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band
  12. Mr. Boweevil - The Johnny Shines Blues Band - The Johnny Shines Blues Band
  13. Hey, Hey - The Johnny Shines Blues Band - The Johnny Shines Blues Band

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Product Description

When blues historian Samuel Charters released his three-volume collection of Chicago blues in 1966, it had an impact on the rock and roll world similar to that of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, exposing a new, predominantly white generation to the sounds of the urban blues Mecca. Each artist came in and recorded 4-6 songs specifically for the project; many of these tunes have become staples in blues and rock repertoires. Includes Messin' with the Kid Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band; I Can't Quit You Baby Otis Rush Blues Band; Dust My Broom Homesick James & the Dusters; Hey, Hey Johnny Shines Blues Band; the Blues Keep Falling Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet; Sometimes I Wonder Otis Spann's South Side Piano, and more.

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Few anthologies capture lightning in a bottle quite like Sam Charters's Blues Today! series. Producer/writer/all-around blues champion Charters conducted the sessions for what would become three LPs in the winter of 1965, rounding up some of Chicago's superior but still undiscovered South Side talent--Junior Wells, J. B. Hutto, Otis Spann, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Homesick James, Johnny Young, Johnny Shines, and Big Walter Horton. The frontmen and their bands were skilled, tight, and ready to go when Charters came calling, quickly churning out anywhere from a single track (Horton, who turns in a harmonica duet with a young Charlie Musselwhite) to a half-dozen selections. Much of what they summoned up was nothing short of sensational. Wells's Chicago Blues Band offerings rival their work on their hallmark Hoodoo Man Blues, while the gifted but inconsistent Rush is inspired throughout his five efforts. Vanguard's repackaging on the original three records is a boon for blues fans, thanks to its handsome design and generous notes, including an 11-page 1999 memoir from Charters. --Steven Stolder


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