Various ‎– Down Home Blues - Detroit

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Wienerworld Ltd. ‎– WNRCD5095
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3 × CD, Compilation, Remastered, Digipak
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1-1 John Lee Hooker Miss Lorraine
Guitar, Vocals – John Lee Booker*Written By – Thomas
3:06
1-2 John Lee Hooker Talkin' Boogie
Written By – Thomas
3:08
1-3 L.C. Green Come Back Sugar Mama
Guitar – L.C. GreenHarmonica, Vocals – Walter MitchellWritten-By – John Lee Williamson
2:20
1-4 L.C. Green Little Machine
Written-By – John Lee Williamson
2:34
1-5 Slim Pickens Papa's Boogie
Guitar, Handclaps – John T. SmithWritten-By – Bernie Besman*Written-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Eddie Burns
2:40
1-6 Baby Boy Warren My Special Friend Blues
Piano – Charlie Mills (5)Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Robert Henry Warren
2:40
1-7 Baby Boy Warren Nervy Woman Blues
Written-By – Robert Henry Warren
2:57
1-8 Eddie Burns Making A Fool Out Of Me
Written-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Eddie Burns
2:59
1-9 Eddie Burns Squeeze Me Baby
Written-By – Eddie Burns
2:59
1-10 Bobo Jenkins Democrat Blues (Democrat Man)
Drums – Harry Fleming (2)Guitar – Albert WitherspoonHarmonica – Robert RichardWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – John P Jenkins*
3:13
1-11 Bobo Jenkins Bad Luck And Trouble
Written-By – John P Jenkins*
2:45
1-12 Calvin Frazier Lillie Mae (Version 1)
Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Calvin Frazier
3:20
1-13 Calvin Frazier Rockhouse
Written-By – Calvin Frazier
3:03
1-14 John Brim Bus Driver
Piano – Big Maceo, James Watkins (3)Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – John Brim
2:56
1-15 L.C. Green When The Sun Is Shining
Harmonica – Walter MitchellWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – L.C. Green
2:32
1-16 L.C. Green Hold Me In Your Arms
Written-By – L.C. Green
2:36
1-17 Clarence Posey Rockin' Chair Boogie
Guitar – Henry Smith (6)Written-By, Piano – Clarence Posey
2:58
1-18 Detroit Slim Nelly Mae
Written-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Detroit Slim
3:40
1-19 Baby Boy Warren Lonesome Cabin Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Baby Boy WarrenPiano – Charlie Mills (5)Written-By – Curtis Jones
3:00
1-20 Baby Boy Warren Don't Want No Skinny Woman
Written-By – John Lee Williamson
3:11
1-21 Eddie Burns Gangster Blues
Guitar – John T. SmithWritten-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Eddie Burns
2:36
1-22 Eddie Burns Grievin' Blues
Written-By – Eddie Burns
2:47
1-23 Sam Kelly (4) Ramblin' Around Blues
Guitar – L.C. GreenHarmonica – Robert Richard, Walter MitchellWritten-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Sam Kelly (4)
2:38
1-24 Martee Bradley Now I'll Have To Sing The Blues
Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Martee Bradley
2:17
1-25 Martee Bradley Winter Time Is Comin'
Written-By – Martee Bradley
2:44
1-26 Baby Boy Warren Taxi Driver Blues
Drums – Curtis FosterGuitar – Little George JacksonPiano – Boogie Woogie RedWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – Robert Henry Warren
2:35
1-27 Baby Boy Warren Bad Lover Blues
Written-By – Robert Henry Warren
3:17
2-1 John Lee Hooker Graveyard Blues
Guitar, Vocals – John Lee Booker*Written By – Thomas
3:15
2-2 John Lee Hooker I Love To Boogie
Written By – Thomas
3:13
2-3 L.C. Green Little School Girl
Guitar, Vocals – L.C. GreenHarmonica – Walter MitchellWritten-By – John Lee Williamson
2:19
2-4 L.C. Green Remember Way Back
Written-By – L.C. Green
3:11
2-5 Eddie Burns Superstition
Drums – Tom WhiteheadGuitar – Percy Lee BrownPiano – Bob ThurmanWritten-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Eddie Burns
2:42
2-6 Eddie Burns Biscuit Baking Woman
Written-By – James Rachell*
2:35
2-7 Baby Boy Warren Forgive Me Darling
Guitar, Vocals – Johnny Williams (24)Piano – Charlie Mills (5)Written-By – Robert Henry Warren
2:36
2-8 Baby Boy Warren Please Don't Think I'm Nosey
Written-By – Robert Henry Warren
2:32
2-9 Harvey Hill Jr. She Fool Me
Accompanied By – Harvey Hill & His String BandGuitar, Vocals – Harvey Hill Jr.Written-By – Robert Brown (10)
2:53
2-10 Harvey Hill Jr. Boogie Woogie Woman
Written-By – Harvey Hill Jr.
2:40
2-11 Calvin Frazier Lilly Mae (Version 2)
Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Calvin Frazier
2:30
2-12 Henry Smith (6) Dog Me Blues
Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Henry Smith (6)
3:00
2-13 Bobo Jenkins Baby Don't You Want To Go
Arranged By, Guitar, Vocals – JP Jenkins*Drums – Ted Walker (2)Guitar – James "Rabbit" JohnsonHarmonica – Robert RichardWritten-By – Robert Johnson
2:33
2-14 Bobo Jenkins Ten Below Zero
Written-By – John P Jenkins*
2:13
2-15 Baby Boy Warren I Got Lucky
Drums – Curtis FosterGuitar, Vocals – Johnny Williams (24)Piano – Boogie Woogie RedWritten-By – Robert Henry Warren
3:00
2-16 Baby Boy Warren Let's Renew Our Love
Written-By – Charlie Doyle (2), Robert Henry Warren
3:07
2-17 James Walton Papa Doo
Written-By, Harmonica, Vocals – James Walton
2:50
2-18 Earl Chatman Loving You Baby
Written-By, Vocals – Earl Chatman
2:10
2-19 Detroit Count Parrot Lounge
Written-By, Piano – Robert White*
0:59
2-20 Detroit Count Detroit Boogie
Written-By – Robert White*
2:38
2-21 Bobo Jenkins Seasick And Waterbound
Drums – Ted Walker (2)Guitar – James "Rabbit" JohnsonHarmonica – Robert RichardWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – John P Jenkins*
3:17
2-22 Big Jack Reynolds Pitch A Boogie Woogie
Written-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Big Jack Reynolds
2:15
2-23 Calvin Frazier Lilly Mae (Version 3)
Washboard, Drums – Washboard WillieWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – Calvin Frazier
2:32
2-24 Baby Boy Warren Mattie Mae
Guitar – Calvin FrazierPiano – Boogie Woogie RedWashboard – Washboard WillieWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – Robert Henry Warren
2:49
2-25 Baby Boy Warren Santa Fe
Written-By – Robert Henry Warren
2:28
2-26 Little Sonny Hastings Street After Hours
Drums – James "Jim Due" Crawford*Guitar – Eddie Burns, James "Rabbit" JohnsonWritten-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Aaron Willis (2)
2:20
2-27 Little Sonny Love You Pretty Baby
Written-By – Aaron Willis (2)
2:27
2-28 John Lee Hooker Have Mercy On Me
Drums – Tom WhiteheadPiano – Boogie Woogie RedWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – John Lee Hooker
3:29
3-1 Baby Boy Warren Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me
Drums – Jimmy TarrantGuitar – Little George JacksonPiano – Boogie Woogie RedTenor Saxophone – Johnny HooksWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – Robert Henry Warren
2:38
3-2 Baby Boy Warren Stop Breaking Down
Arranged By – Robert Henry WarrenWritten-By – Robert Johnson
2:37
3-3 Little Sonny Love Shock
Bass – James "Rabbit" JohnsonDrums – James "Jim Due" Crawford*Guitar – Eddie BurnsWritten-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Aaron Willis (2)
1:54
3-4 Little Sonny I'll Love You Baby Until The Day I Die
Written-By – Aaron Willis (2)
2:05
3-5 Eddie Kirkland I'll Move You
Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Eddie Kirkland
2:37
3-6 Eddie Kirkland Mercy Blues
Piano – Boogie Woogie RedWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – Eddie Kirkland
2:55
3-7 John Lee Hooker Miss Sadie Mae
Drums – Curtis FosterPiano – James Watkins (3)Written-By – Bernie Besman*Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – John Lee Hooker
2:56
3-8 John Lee Hooker 609 Boogie
Drums – Curtis FosterPiano – James Watkins (3)Speech – Devora BrownTenor Saxophone – Johnny HooksWritten-By – Morris KaplanWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – John Lee Hooker
2:52
3-9 Doctor Ross Cat Squirrel
Written-By, Harmonica, Guitar, Vocals – Isaiah Ross
2:21
3-10 Doctor Ross The Sunnyland
Written-By – Isaiah Ross
2:36
3-11 Bobo Jenkins Nothing But Love
Drums – Earl PhillipsGuitar – Eddie Taylor (2), Willie Johnson (4)Written-By – John C Moore (2)Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – John P Jenkins*
2:25
3-12 Bobo Jenkins Tell Me Who
Written-By – John P Jenkins*, John C Moore (2)
2:34
3-13 Eddie Burns Orange Driver
Drums – Marvin GayeGuitar – Eddie Willis, Robert WhitePiano – Popcorn Wiley*Written-By, Guitar, Vocals – Eddie Burns
3:26
3-14 Eddie Burns Hard Hearted Woman
Written-By – Eddie Burns
2:33
3-15 Little Sonny I Gotta Find My Baby
Bass – George DeLoachDrums – James "Jim Due" Crawford*Guitar – Eddie BurnsPiano – Chuck Smith (7)Written-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Aaron Willis (2)
2:32
3-16 Little Sonny Hear My Woman Calling
Written-By – Aaron Willis (2)
2:38
3-17 Baby Boy Warren And His Band Chuck-a-luck (aka Chicken)
Drums, Washboard – Washboard WillieGuitar, Vocals – Baby Boy WarrenHarmonica – Sonny Boy Williamson (2)Piano – Boogie Woogie RedWritten-By – Robert Henry Warren
3:12
3-18 Baby Boy Warren And His Band Baby Boy Blues
Written-By – Robert Henry Warren
2:48
3-19 Eddie Kirkland Done Somebody Wrong
Drums – Jimmy ParnerPiano – Joe DoomsTenor Saxophone – Johnny HooksWritten-By, Guitar, Vocals – Eddie Kirkland
3:05
3-20 Eddie Kirkland I Need You Baby
Written-By – Eddie Kirkland
2:45
3-21 Bob Kelly She's My Baby
Guitar, Vocals – Bob KellyPerformer – Bob Kelly & The Bob Cats*Written-By – Sam Kelly (4)
2:16
3-22 Eddie Burns The Thing To Do
Guitar – Robert WhitePiano – Joe HunterWritten-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Eddie Burns
2:51
3-23 Little Sonny I Hear My Woman Callin' - Alternate
Bass – George DeLoachDrums – James "Jim Due" Crawford*Guitar – Eddie BurnsPiano – Chuck Smith (7)Written-By, Harmonica, Vocals – Aaron Willis (2)
3:05
3-24 Doctor Ross Industrial Boogie
Written-By, Harmonica, Guitar, Vocals – Isaiah Ross
2:38
3-25 Doctor Ross Thirty Two Twenty
Written-By – Isaiah Ross
2:47
3-26 Bobo Jenkins Baby Don't You Want Me To Go - Alternate
Arranged By, Guitar, Vocals – John P Jenkins*Drums – Ted Walker (2)Guitar – James "Rabbit" JohnsonHarmonica – Robert RichardWritten-By – Robert Johnson
2:52
3-27 Bobo Jenkins Ten Below Zero - Alternate
Written-By – John P Jenkins*
3:18

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A collection of blues music from Detroit-based musicians from the late 1940s to the early 1960s.

Packaged in a deluxe digipak with an outer slip case, features 82 rare tracks, all digitally remastered, with some unissued recordings and others which have not been available for decades.

Includes a 48 page book featuring an essay on the origins of Detroit music by renowned blues researcher and historian Mike Rowe, complete with rare photos, tracklisting and full sessionography.

CD 1: 77 minutes
CD 2: 74 minutes
CD 3: 73 minutes

Similar formations on successive tracks aren't relisted.
Track 1-5 is performed by "Swing Brothers".
Tracks 1-19 & 1-20 are performed by "Baby Boy Warren and His Buddy" (1949), tracks 1-26 and 1-27 by "Baby Boy Warren and His Trio" (1952-53).
Martee Bradley is called The Hastings Street Hill-Billy on tracks 1-24 & 1-25.
Tracks 2-5 & 2-6 are by "Big Ed and His Combo".
Tracks 3-19 & 3-20 are performed by Eddie Kirkland and His Houserockers.
© 2016 Wienerworld Limited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5018755509513>
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 2100006288452 WNRCD5095
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 2100006288483 WNRCD5095
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): 2100006288513 WNRCD5095
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9R88

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