Various ‎– The Blues (The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection)

Big3 ‎– BT3035
3 × CD, Compilation, Remastered


1-1 Mamie Smith Crazy Blues
1-2 Bessie Smith Hearted Blues
1-3 Ma Rainey See See Rider
1-4 Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
1-5 Blind Willie Johnson Nobody's Fault But Mine
1-6 Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues
1-7 Mississippi John Hurt Frankie
1-8 Tommy Johnson Big Road Blues
1-9 Leroy Carr How Long, How Long Blues
1-10 Memphis Minnie When The Levee Breaks
1-11 Robert Wilkins That's No Way To Get Along
1-12 Hambone Willie Newbern Roll And Tumble Blues
1-13 Charley Patton Pony Blues
1-14 Big Bill Broonzy I Can't Be Satisfied
1-15 Son House My Black Mama Pt. 1
1-16 Sleepy John Estes Someday Baby Blues
1-17 Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
1-18 Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues
1-19 Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
1-20 Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee Curtis)* Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
2-1 St. Louis Jimmy* Goin' Down Slow
2-2 Leadbelly Good Morning Blues
2-3 Tampa Red It Hurts Me Too
2-4 Arthur Crudup* That's Alright Mama
2-5 T-Bone Walker Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
2-6 John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen
2-7 Lightnin' Hopkins Automobile Blues
2-8 Lowell Fulson Everyday I Have The Blues
2-9 Jimmy Rogers That's All Right
2-10 Muddy Waters Rollin' Stone
2-11 Elmore James Dust My Broom (I Believe My Time Ain't Long)
2-12 John Lee Hooker I'm In The Mood
2-13 B.B. King Three O'Clock Blues
2-14 Guitar Slim* The Things I Used To Do
2-15 Ruth Brown Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
2-16 Lowell Fulson Reconsider Baby
2-17 Johnny Guitar Watson Space Guitar
2-18 Muddy Waters I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
2-19 B.B. King When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
2-20 Little Walter Last Night
3-1 James Cotton Cotton Crop Blues
3-2 Muddy Waters Mannish Boy
3-3 Billy Boy Arnold I Wish You Would
3-4 Sonny Boy Williamson II (Aleck "Rice" Miller)* Don't Start Me To Talking
3-5 Etta James W-O-M-A-N
3-6 Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin'
3-7 John Lee Hooker Dimples
3-8 Billy Boy Arnold I Ain't Got You
3-9 Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby
3-10 Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working
3-11 Jimmy Reed The Sun Is Shining
3-12 Jimmy Reed Honest I Do
3-13 Slim Harpo I'm A King Bee
3-14 Slim Harpo I've Got Love If You Want It
3-15 Buddy Guy Try To Quit You Baby
3-16 Muddy Waters She's Nineteen Years Old
3-17 Howlin' Wolf Sitting On Top Of The World
3-18 Snooks Eaglin Mean Old Frisco
3-19 Howlin' Wolf Spoonful
3-20 Junior Wells Messin' With The Kid

Companies, etc.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 05520 13035 6
  • Mastering SID Code (all discs): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (disc 1): IFPI 9R97
  • Mould SID Code (discs 2, 3): IFPI UU015
  • Matrix / Runout (disc 1): 2100005876247 BT3035
  • Matrix / Runout (disc 2): 2100005876285 BT3035
  • Matrix / Runout (disc 3): 2100005876322 BT3035
  • Rights Society: MCPS