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The Songs & the Artists
Warming by the Devil's Fire
1. Jelly Roll Morton
Turtle Twist
(Jelly Roll Morton)
Jelly Roll Morton (piano); Barney Bigard (clarinet); Zutty Singleton (drums)
Recorded New York City, New York; December 17, 1929

2. Ma Rainey
See See Rider
(Lena Arrant)
Ma Rainey (vocal) acc. by Her Georgia Jazz Band: Louis Armstrong (trumpet); Charlie Green (trombone); Buster Bailey (clarinet); Fletcher Henderson (piano); Charlie Dixon (banjo); unknown (percussion)
Recorded New York City, New York; October 16, 1924
Originally Paramount 12252

3. Son House
Death Letter
(Son House)
Son House (vocal-guitar)
Recorded New York City, New York; April 12-14, 1965
Originally on Columbia CS 9217, The Legendary Son House: Father Of The Folk Blues

4. Billie Holiday
I'm A Fool To Want You
(Jack Wolf/Frank Sinatra/Joel Herron)
Billie Holiday (vocal) acc. by Ray Ellis & His Orchestra:
Mel Davis, Billie Butterfield, Bernie Glow (trumpets); Urbie Green (trombone); Gene Quill (alto saxophone); Hank Jones (piano); Barry Galbraith (guitar); Milt Hinton (bass); Ossi Johnson (drums); unknown string section, harp & choir.
Recorded New York City, New York; February 19, 1958
Originally on Columbia CS 8048, Lady In Satin

5. Mississippi John Hurt
Big Leg Blues
(Mississippi John Hurt)
Mississippi John Hurt (vocal-guitar)
Recorded New York City, New York; December 21, 1928
Originally Okeh 8759

6. Memphis Jug Band
K.C. Moan
(Tewee Blackman)
Ben Ramey (kazoo, vocal); Will Shade (harmonica, vocal); Charlie Nickerson (piano); Charlie Burse, Tewee Blackman (guitar, vocal)
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee; October 4, 1929
Originally Victor V38558

7. Robert Johnson
Sweet Home Chicago
(Robert Johnson)
Robert Johnson (vocal-guitar)
Recorded San Antonio, Texas; November 23, 1936
Originally Vocalion 03601

8. Tommy McClennan
Deep Blue Sea Blues
(Tommy McClennan)
Tommy McClennan (vocal-guitar); unknown (bass)
Recorded Chicago, Illinois; September 15, 1941
Originally Bluebird B9005

9. Bessie Smith
Muddy Waters
(Peter DeRose/Harry Richman/Jo Trent)
Bessie Smith (vocal); Joe Smith (cornet); Jimmy Harrison (trombone); Buster Bailey (clarinet); Coleman Hawkins (clarinet); Fletcher Henderson (piano); Charlie Dixon (banjo)
Recorded New York City, New York; March 2, 1927
Originally Columbia 14197

10. Sonny Boy Williamson
Cross My Heart
(Sonny Boy Williamson)
Sonny Boy Williamson (vocal-harmonica); Robert Jr. Lockwood (guitar); Luther Tucker (guitar), Otis Spann (piano); Willie Dixon (bass); Fred Below (drums)
Recorded Chicago, Illinois; September, 1957
Originally Chess 910

11. Elmore James
Dust My Broom
(Elmore James)
Elmore James (vocal-guitar); Leonard Ware (bass); Frock O'Dell (drums); Sonny Boy Williamson (harmonica)
Recorded Jackson, Mississippi; August 5, 1951
Originally Trumpet 146

12. Willie Dixon
Nervous Blues
Willie Dixon
Archival Footage

13. Muddy Waters
You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
(McKinley Morganfield)
Muddy Waters (vocal-guitar); Otis Spann (piano); Pee Wee Madison (guitar); Sammy Lawhorn (guitar); Willie Dixon (bass); Francis Clay (drums)
Recorded Chicago, Illinois; April 1964
Originally Chess 1895

14. W.C. Handy
Beale Street Blues
(W.C. Handy)
Public Domain
W.C. Handy
DRG Records

15. Charley Patton
Hang It On The Wall
(Charley Patton)
Charley Patton (vocal-guitar)
Recorded New York City, New York; February 1, 1934
Originally Vocalion 02931

16. Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air
(Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Traditional)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (vocal-guitar); Marie Knight (vocal) acc. By The Sammy Price Trio: Sammy Price (piano); Pops Foster (bass); Wallace Bishop (drums)
Recorded New York City, New York; November 24, 1947
Originally Decca 48090

17. Carmen Twillie
Give Me Freedom
(Stephen James Taylor)
Kiba Dachi Music (BMI)
Carmen Twillie (lead & background vocals); Stephen James Taylor (background vocals)
Produced by Stephen James Taylor
Blues, Inc.

18. Mildred Jones
Mr. Thrill
(Mildred Jones)
Mildred Jones (vocal) with Pluma Davis Band: Jimmy Vincent (trumpet); Bob Lasefield (tenor saxophone); Allen Clark (baritone sax); Bert Kendrick (piano); Carl Lott (bass); Duke Barker (drums)
Recorded Houston, Texas; 1954
Peacock 1638

19. Lightnin' Hopkins
Lonesome Road
(Lightnin' Hopkins)
Tradition Music, admin. by Bug Music
Lightnin' Hopkins
From Archival Footage

20. John Lee Hooker
I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
(John Lee Hooker)
John Lee Hooker (vocal-guitar); Muddy Waters (guitar); Sammy Lawhorn (guitar); Luther Johnson (guitar); Otis Spann (piano); Mac Arnold (bass); Francis Clay (drums)
Recorded New York City, New York; August 30, 1966
Originally on ABC/Bluesway BL 6002; John Lee Hooker: Live At The Café au Go Go


 

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