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Down Home Blues Chicago: Fine Boogie

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  • Audio CD (22 Sept. 2017)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Wienerworld
  • ASIN: B073LZD7LB
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,788 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Got To Check Up On My Baby - James Mccain
  2. Good Morning Mr Roosevelt - James Mccain
  3. Come On Babe - bluesboy 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 long Time Smith
  10. I Love You Baby Boogie - Willie long Time 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. Olds "98" Blues* - Johnny Temple
  16. I Cant 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

Disc: 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 Cant Rest Anymore - Baby Face Leroy
  8. Take A Little Walk With Me - Baby Face Leroy
  9. Gertrude - Gray Haired Bill
  10. Im A Hard Working Man - Gray Haired Bill
  11. Black Angel Blues - The Nighthawks
  12. Ludella - Alt - Jimmy Rogers
  13. Rollin 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. Lets Roll - Alt - J B Lenoir
  20. Howling Wolf Boogie - Howlin Wolf
  21. Ramblin - Johnny Shines
  22. Aint Doing No Good* - Johnny Shines
  23. Fine Boogie* - Snooky Pryor
  24. Conjur Man* - Memphis Minnie
  25. Juke - Alt - Little Walter
  26. Cant Hold Out Much Longer - Alt - Little Walter

Disc: 3

  1. She Just Wont Do Right - Elmore James
  2. My Best Friend* - Elmore James
  3. Whose Muddy Shoes * - Elmore James
  4. Blues Is Killin 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. Whats 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 Dont 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 Aint 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 - Howlin Wolf
  24. Someday Little Darling* - Big Boy Spires
  25. Rhythm Rock Boogie* - Big Boy Spires
  26. Kissing In The Dark - Memphis Minnie

Disc: 4

  1. Work With Me* - Sonny Boy Williamson
  2. You Killing Me* - Sonny Boy Williamson
  3. Dont Start Me Talking - Sonny Boy Williamson
  4. Ice Cream Man* - John Brim
  5. Lifetime Baby* - John Brim
  6. My Babys Gone* - Lazy Bill
  7. I Cant Sleep, I Cant 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 Aint 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. Ive Got To Find My Baby - Alt - Little Walter
  19. Eisenhower Blues - Alt - J B Lenoir
  20. Yes Shes Gone - Dusty Brown
  21. He Don't Love You - Dusty Brown
  22. Rusty Dusty* - Dusty Brown
  23. Youre 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

Disc: 5

  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 Aint Right - John Brim
  6. Birmingham Late Hours - Birmingham Jr
  7. Youre Too Bad - Birmingham Junior
  8. Break Of Day* - Howlin Wolf
  9. Bluebird* - Howlin Wolf
  10. You Ought To Know* - Howlin Wolf
  11. Im Leaving You* - Otis Spann
  12. Im In Love With You Baby* - Otis Spann
  13. Someone To Love Me - Alt - Snooky Pryor
  14. Judgement Day - Alt
  15. You Tried To Ruin Me Baby* - Snooky Pryor
  16. Kings Highway* - Po Joe Williams
  17. Eula Mae* - Po Joe Williams
  18. Dont 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. Its 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

Product description

Product Description

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. 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.

The perfect companion album to Wienerworld's Detroit Special (WNRCD5095) - the definitive 3CD introduction to the down home Detroit blues scene.


Handsomely illustrated, essential 5-CD box set from '40s and '50s Chicago. The key words are Down Home: this is old-school Chicago, before Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Some cuts are unreconstructed Southern blues, like Rambling Johnny Shines reimagining Robert Johnson or early sides by Muddy Waters, while others have the polish of '30s/40s studio work, since they're by musicians from that world: Sunnyland Slim, Memphis Minnie, Robert Nighthawk, Big Maceo. Of 134 tracks, two-fifths are by the big beasts: Muddy, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, the invariably impressive Jimmy Rogers; among the others, Snooky Pryor, Baby Face Leroy, J. B. Lenoir, rare sightings of Gray Haired Bill, 'Blues Boy Bill and Mildred White. Remarkably, over 80 are alternate takes or unissued; even devotees will find music they've never heard. -- 5 Stars Mojo - Tony Russell

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