The Best Blues Album in the World... Ever!

The Best Blues Album in the World... Ever!


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Hardly. What is on this two-disc set is a real hodgepodge of new and old tracks by a variety of artists ranging from soul shouters and blues-rockers to the true originators. Disc one gets off to a sluggish start with tracks from Johnny Winter, the Boneshakers, Colin James, Larry McCray, the Kinsey Report, John Hammond, Duke Robillard, and Terry Evans, but picks up a bit with entries from Elmore James, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, and Albert Collins. The second disc is better, with classics from Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Lightnin' Hopkins paving the way, with only entries from Gary Moore, Jon Cleary, Johnny Winter, J.J. Cale, and John Mayall dropping the quality. Although heavily advertised on TV, this is a long, long way from being an ultimate blues collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/29/2000
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724384842826
catalogNumber: 48428
Rank: 39932

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Maybelle   Track Performer
Lowell Fulson   Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Track Performer
John Hammond   Track Performer
John Lee Hooker   Track Performer
Etta James   Track Performer
Freddie King   Track Performer
Little Walter   Track Performer
Larry McCray   Track Performer
Charlie Musselwhite   Track Performer
Koko Taylor   Track Performer
Chuck Berry   Track Performer
J.J. Cale   Track Performer
Colin James   Track Performer
Gary Moore   Track Performer
Albert Collins   Track Performer
Hadda Brooks   Track Performer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples   Track Performer
Howlin' Wolf   Track Performer
Jon Cleary   Track Performer
Terry Evans   Track Performer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Track Performer
Elmore James   Track Performer
B.B. King   Track Performer
Albert King   Track Performer
Muddy Waters   Track Performer
Little Big Band   Track Performer
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Track Performer
Boneshakers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
Kinsey Report   Producer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Solomon Burke   Producer
J.J. Cale   Producer
Ry Cooder   Producer
Duke Robillard   Producer
Johnny Winter   Producer
Albert Collins   Producer
Pee Wee Ellis   Composer
R.S. Field   Producer
Bill Foster   Composer
Arne Frager   Producer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Steve Gordon   Composer
Bobby Hankins   Producer
Ben Harper   Composer,Producer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Chris Kimsey   Producer
B.B. King   Composer
Dave McNair   Producer
J.P. Plunier   Producer
David Robinson   Producer
Dick Shurman   Producer
Ian Taylor   Producer
Selassie Burke   Producer
Randy Jacobs   Producer
Lillian McMurry   Producer
Roy Rogers   Composer,Producer
John Wooler   Producer
Carlos Santana   Producer
Jules Taub   Composer
Henri Musselwhite   Producer
David Gionfriddo   Composer
Ellington Jordan   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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