Box of the Blues

Box of the Blues
Box of the Blues
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA – Box of the Blues brings together 60 of the best songs in the Rounder Records blues catalog, offering a highly entertaining and varied listening experience that spans 50 years of blues history.

From Mississippi Delta originators, to well-known blues entertainers, to young blues innovators, to
many of the great names in soul music, here are performances both classic and obscure, all selected to represent the best that blues has to offer. Includes eight tracks never before released on CD. Compiled by Scott Billington.

1 61 Highway ( Mississippi Fred McDowell ) 03:10
2 See See Rider ( Babe Stovall, Herb Quinn ) 02:53
3 I Could Hear My Name Ringin’ ( Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim ) 03:32
4 Cheating and Lying Blues ( Robert Nighthawk ) 04:58
5 Lonesome Whistle ( Robert Jr. Lockwood & Johnny Shines ) 03:40
6 Broken Hearted Blues ( Etta Baker ) 04:50
7 I’m Gonna Make You Happy ( Buster Brown ) 03:33
8 Dooleyville Blues ( Boogie Bill Webb ) 02:06
9 One Kind Favor ( John Cephas & Phil Wiggins ) 02:53
10 Blues For Martin Luther King ( Otis Spann ) 03:40
11 Wind Howlin’ Blues ( David “Honeyboy” Edwards ) 03:15
12 Dying Crapshooter’s Blues ( Blind Willie McTell ) 03:07
13 Screamin’ And Cryin’ ( Big Joe Williams ) 03:15
14 Candy Man Blues ( Mississippi John Hurt ) 02:55
15 The Red Cross Store ( Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee ) 03:24

1 One More Mile ( Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown ) 04:14
2 My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble ( Carey Bell ) 04:49
3 Give Me Flowers While I’m Livin’ ( Champion Jack Dupree ) 05:52
4 Cool Blues Walk ( Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater ) 05:36
5 Port Arthur Blues ( Phillip Walker ) 04:34
6 Nobody But You ( Johnny Copeland ) 03:47
7 Jukin’ ( Willie Cobbs ) 06:22
8 Johnny’s Jump ( Johnny Young ) 02:19
9 Goin’ Out West (Part 1 and Part 2) ( Larry Davis ) 05:56
10 Walking By Myself ( Jimmy Rogers ) 03:05
11 Blues And My Guitar ( Lowell Fulson ) 04:49
12 Eighteen Year Old Girl ( J.B. Hutto & the New Hawks ) 04:17
13 I’m From Mississippi ( Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson ) 04:52
14 This is the Blues ( Lonesome Sundown & Phillip Walker ) 02:39
15 The Man from Mars ( Smokey Wilson ) 05:42

1 Change in My Pocket ( Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets featuring Sam Myers )
02:52
2 Blue House ( Marcia Ball ) 03:24
3 Meanest Woman ( Geoff Muldaur ) 03:47
4 Make Some Changes ( Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones ) 03:46
5 Down South Blues ( Tarbox Ramblers ) 04:03
6 How Long ( Chris Duarte Group ) 05:19
7 I’m the Toughest Girl Alive ( Candye Kane ) 03:07
8 Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning ( Corey Harris ) 02:52
9 Frankie And Albert ( Rory Block ) 02:25
10 What That Means to Me ( Duke Robillard & the Pleasure Kings ) 02:48
11 Let Me Live ( Roomful Of Blues ) 03:50
12 Lovin’ Someone Else ( Little Jimmy King & the Memphis Soul Survivors ) 05:53
13 John Hardy ( George Thorogood ) 03:18
14 One Night Affair ( Smokin’ Joe Kubek featuring Bnois King ) 05:37
15 Shifting Sand ( Michelle Willson ) 04:42
1 Good Day For The Blues ( Ruth Brown ) 04:36
2 Outskirts of Town ( Wilson Pickett ) 03:24
3 Live And Let Live ( Bobby King & Terry Evans ) 04:41
4 Roadblock ( Johnny Adams ) 04:51
5 I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight ( Otis Clay ) 04:32
6 Got To Get Myself Some Money ( Solomon Burke ) 04:58
7 Nowhere To Hide ( Paul Kelly ) 03:28
8 What Can I Do (Somebody Tell Me) ( Little Buster & the Soul Brothers ) 03:56
9 Two Wrongs ( Theryl “Houseman” de’Clouet ) 03:51
10 I Stepped In Quicksand ( Charles Brown ) 05:26
11 Ain’t No Business Like Your Business ( Ann Peebles ) 04:00
12 Promised Land ( Holmes Brothers ) 03:33
13 You Don’t Know Nothin’ About Love ( Irma Thomas and Tracy Nelson ) 04:44
14 Bring It Home Daddy ( Ted Hawkins ) 03:08
15 Out Of The Dark ( Walter “Wolfman” Washington ) 05:55

Box of the Blues

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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