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The Songs & the Artists
The Road to Memphis
1. Rev. Gatemouth Moore
Beale Street Ain't Beale Street No More (live street recording) — 1:10
(Rev. Gatemouth Moore)
Rev. Gatemouth Moore (vocals)
Recording Engineer, Steuart Pearce
Recorded on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, February 5, 2002
First Issue
© 2003 Vulcan Productions, Inc./Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH

2. Elmore James
Dust My Broom — 2:45
(Elmore James)
Elmore James (vocals, guitar); Leonard Ware (bass); Frock O'Dell (drums); Sonny Boy Williamson (harmonica)
Originally Trumpet 146
© 1989 Arhoolie Productions Inc. Courtesy of Arhoolie Records, El Cerrito, CA. http://www.arhoolie.com

3. B.B. King
Three O'Clock Blues — 3:01
(Riley B. King-Jules Taub)
B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Richard Sanders, Adolph "Billy" Duncan (tenor sax); Johnny Ace (piano); Tuff Green (bass); Earl Forest (drums)
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee, circa September 1951
Originally RPM 339
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. Under license from EMI
Music Special Markets & Courtesy of EMI Music Canada.

4. Howlin' Wolf
How Many More Years — 2:43
(Chester Burnett)
Howlin' Wolf (vocals, harmonica); Willie Johnson (guitar); Ike Turner or Albert Williams (piano); Willie Steele (drums)
Produced by Sam Phillips
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee, either May 14 or August 1951
Originally Chess 1479
Courtesy of MCA Records

5. Howlin' Wolf
Moanin' At Midnight — 2:57
(Chester Burnett)
Howlin' Wolf (vocals, harmonica); Willie Johnson (guitar); Willie Steele (drums)
Produced by Sam Phillips
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee, either May 14 or August 1951
Originally Chess 1479
Courtesy of MCA Records

6. Rosco Gordon
Rosco's Boogie — 2:45
(Rosco Gordon)
Rosco Gordon (vocals, piano); Willie Sims, Willie Wilkes (saxophones); John Murry Daley (drums)
Produced by Sam Phillips
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee, February 1951
Originally RPM 322
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. Under license from EMI
Music Special Markets & Courtesy of EMI Music Canada.

7. Little Junior's Blue Flames
Mystery Train — 2:26
(Herman Parker-Sam Phillips)
Junior Parker (vocals); probably: Floyd Murphy (guitar); William Johnson (piano); possibly Kenneth Banks (bass); John Bowers (drums)
Produced by Sam Phillips
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee, September/October 1953
Originally Sun 192
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation

8. Jackie Brenston
Rocket 88 — 2:48
(Jackie Brenston)
Jackie Brenston (vocal, baritone sax); Raymond Hill (tenor sax); Ike Turner (piano); Willie Kizart (guitar); Jesse Knight (bass); Willie Sims (drums)
Produced by Sam Phillips
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee, March 3, 1951
Originally Chess 1458
Courtesy of MCA Records

9. B.B. King
Precious Lord — 3:22
(Thomas A. Dorsey)
B.B. King (vocals, guitar); The Charioteers (backing vocals); remainder of personnel unknown
Recorded Los Angeles, California, 1959
Originally on Crown LP 5119, B.B. King Sings Spirituals
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. Under license from EMI
Music Special Markets & Courtesy of EMI Music Canada.

10. Bobby Rush
Hoochie Man (live) — 6:19
(Bobby Rush)
Bobby Rush (vocals, harmonica); Steve Johnson, Dexter Allen (guitars); Paul Brown (keyboards); Terry Richardson (bass); Bruce Howard (drums) Produced by Bobby Rush; Recording Engineer, Steuart Pearce
Recorded at Larry's Place, Nesbit, Mississippi, February 9, 2002
First Issue
© 2000 Waldoxy Records.
Bobby Rush appears courtesy of Malaco Records

11. Robert Belfour
Done Got Old (live) — 4:04
(Junior Kimbrough)
Robert Belfour (vocals, guitar)
Recording Engineer, Tommy Dils
Mixer, Mike Levesque Jr.
Remix Producer, Michael B Borofsky
Recorded at The New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, Tennessee, May 24, 2002
First Issue
© 2003 Vulcan Productions, Inc./Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH

12. Bobby Rush
Hen Pecked — 5:55
(Bobby Rush)
Cumulative album personnel: Bobby Rush (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Mickey Rodgers, Little Ray (guitar); John Alford (keyboards); Willie James Hatten, Big Rickey (bass); Bruce Howard, Forest "Juke" Gordon (drums); James Taylor (drums, keyboard programming); Vasti Jackson (guitar, drum & keyboard programming); Vernon Morrison (keyboard programming); Carl Ellis, William Brown, Bruce Howard, Sarah Barnett, Carolyn Minor, Bobby Rush (backing vocals)
Produced by Bobby Rush
Recorded Jackson, Mississippi, Memphis, Tennessee, Miami, Florida, 1995
Originally on Waldoxy 2813, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
© 1995 Waldoxy Records. Courtesy of Waldoxy Records

13. Rev. Charles E. Polk & The Saint Luther Choir
Medley: Stand Still, Stay Right Here / Dance For The Devil (live) — 4:54
(Bobby Rush)
Reverend Charles E. Polk (vocals); The Saint Luther Choir (vocals); Darron Daniel (keyboards); Dexter Allen (guitar); Fred Robinson (bass); Stacey Robinson (drums)
Produced by Bobby Rush; Recording Engineer, Steuart Pearce
Recorded at the St. Luther Church, Jackson, Mississippi, May 19, 2002
© 2003 Vulcan Productions, Inc./Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH

14. Bobby Bland
I Pity The Fool — 2:42
(Deadric Malone)
Bobby Bland (vocals); probably with: Joe Scott, Melvin Jackson (trumpet); Pluma Davis (trombone); Robert Skinner, L.A. Hill (tenor saxophone); Rayfield Davers (baritone sax); Teddy Reynolds (piano); Wayne Bennett (guitar); Hamp Simmons (bass); John "Jabo" Starks (drums)
Recorded Chicago, Illinois, November 12, 1960
Originally Duke 332
Courtesy of MCA Records

15. Sonny Boy Williamson
Bring It On Home — 2:34
(Willie Dixon)
Sonny Boy Williamson (vocals, harmonica); Lafayette Leake or Billy Emerson (organ); Matt Murphy (guitar); Milton Rector (bass); Al Duncan (drums)
Produced by Leonard & Phil Chess and/or Willie Dixon
Originally Checker 1134
Courtesy of MCA Records

16. Hubert Sumlin & David Johansen
Killing Floor (live) — 4:03
(Chester Burnett)
David Johansen (vocal); Hubert Sumlin, Bob Margolin (guitars); Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica); Henry Gray (keyboards); Calvin Jones (bass); Russ Wilson (drums) Recording Engineer, Tommy Dils
Recorded at The New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, May 24, 2002
First Issue
© 2003 Vulcan Productions, Inc./Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH

17. Rosco Gordon
Now You're Gone — 4:46
(Rosco Gordon)
Rosco Gordon (vocals, piano); Duke Robillard (guitars); John Packer (bass); Jeffrey McAllister (drums); Doug James, "Sax" Gordon Beadle (saxes)
Produced by Duke Robillard
Recorded at Lakewest Studios, West Greenwich, Rhode Island, January, 2000
Originally on Stony Plain 1267, Memphis, Tennessee
© 2000 Stony Plain Recording Company Ltd. Courtesy of Stony Plain Records


 

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