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The Songs & the Artists
The Soul of a Man
1. Cassandra Wilson
Vietnam Blues — 4:33
(J.B. Lenoir)
Cassandra Wilson (vocal); Kevin Breit, Marvin Sewall (guitar); Calvin Jones (bass); Jeffrey Haynes (percussion).
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, May 15, 2002
First issue

2. Eagle-Eye Cherry, Vernon Reid and James "Blood" Ulmer
Down In Mississippi — 4:36
(J.B. Lenoir)
David Barnes (harmonica); Vernon Reid (guitar); James "Blood" Ulmer (vocal, guitar); Eagle-Eye Cherry (vocal, percussion programming)
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, May 15, 2002
First issue

3. Lucinda Williams
Hard Time Killing Floor Blues — 5:11
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Lucinda Williams (guitar, vocal); Phil Parlapiano (accordion); Taras Prodanius, Bo Ramsey (guitar); Doug Pettibone (vocal, bass); Don Heffington (drums).
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at St. Ann's, Brooklyn, November 9, 2001
First issue

4. Lou Reed
Look Down The Road — 3:41
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Lou Reed (guitar, vocal); Michael Rathke (guitar); Fernando Saunders (stand-up bass); Tony "Thunder" Smith (drums).
Recording engineer/mixer, John Harris
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, November 8, 2001
First issue

5. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
I Feel So Good — 1:44
(J.B. Lenoir)
Nick Cave (organ, vocal); Mick Harvey (guitar); Conway Savage (piano);
Jim Sclavunos (drums).
Producer by Nick Launay; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, May 28, 2002
First issue

6. Cassandra Wilson
Slow Down — 2:19
(J.B. Lenoir)
Cassandra Wilson (vocal); Kevin Breit, Marvin Sewall (guitar); Calvin Jones (bass); Jeffrey Haynes (percussion).
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, May 15, 2002
First issue

7. T Bone Burnett
Don't Dog Your Woman — 3:43
(J.B. Lenoir)
T Bone Burnett (guitar, vocal); Ken Kugler, Daryl Leonard (tuba); Nick Lane (euphonium); Joe Sublett (tenor saxophone); Mike Elizando (bass); Jim Keltner (drums); Carla Azar (percussion); Keith Ciancia (bass marimba); Jade Vincent (vocal).
Produced by Henry Burnett; recording engineer/mixer, Michael Piersante; assistant to T Bone Burnett, Paul Ackling.
Recorded at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, January 15, 2002
First issue

8. Los Lobos
Voodoo Music — 3:22
(J.B. Lenoir)
Steve Berlin (baritone saxophone); David Hidalgo (vocal-guitar); Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas (guitar); Conrad Lozano (bass); Victor Bisetti, Cougar Estrada (percussion); Pete Thomas (drums)
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, January 16, 2002
First issue

9. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
The Death Of J.B. Lenoir — 4:17
(John Mayall)
John Mayall (harmonica, piano, guitar, vocal); Chris Mercer (tenor saxophone); Rip Kant (baritone saxophone); Mick Taylor (guitar); John McVie (bass); Keef Hartley (drums);
Produced by Mike Vernon
Recorded at Decca Studios, London, July 11-12, 1967; originally released 1967.

10. J.B. Lenoir
Alabama Blues - 3:11
(J.B. Lenoir)
J.B. Lenoir (guitar, vocal)
Recorded Chicago, May 5, 1965; original release date unknown.

11. Shemekia Copeland
God's Word — 4:27
(J.B. Lenoir)
Shemekia Copeland (vocal); Arthur Neilson (guitar)
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at The Gig, Los Angeles, January 14, 2002
First issue

12. Alvin Youngblood Hart
Illinois Blues — 4:11
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Alvin Youngblood Hart (guitar, vocal)
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, November 8, 2001
First issue

13. Beck
I'm So Glad — 3:35
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Beck (harmonica, guitar, vocal)
Recording engineer/mixer, Robbie Adams
Recorded at Icon Recording Group, Los Angeles, July 20, 2002
First issue

14. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Special Rider Blues — 3:46
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Jon Spencer (guitar, vocal); Judah Bauer (guitar); Russell Simins (drums)
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at St. Ann's, Brooklyn, November 9, 2001
First issue

15. Marc Ribot
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground — 5:25
(Willie Johnson)
Marc Ribot (guitar)
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, November 8, 2001
First issue

16. Bonnie Raitt
Devil Got My Woman — 4:52
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Bonnie Raitt (guitar, vocal)
Produced by Bonnie Raitt
Recording engineer, Steve Durkee; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, January 16, 2002
First issue

17. Skip James
Crow Jane
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Skip James (guitar, vocal)
Recorded 1964; original released 1965.

18. Garland Jeffreys
Washington, D.C. Hospital Blues — 4:35
(Nehemiah Skip James)
Garland Jeffreys (guitar, vocal); Alan Freedman (guitar)
Recording engineer, Max Feldman; mixer, Niko Bolas; remix producer, Steve Jordan.
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, November 8, 2001
First issue

19. Blind Willie Johnson
Soul Of A Man — 3:13
(Willie Johnson)
Blind Willie Johnson (vocal-guitar); Willie B. Harris (backing vocal)
Recorded Atlanta, Georgia; April 20, 1930; original release date unknown.

20. Lou Reed
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean — 5:25
(Blind Lemon Jefferson)
Lou Reed (guitar, vocal); Michael Rathke (guitar); Fernando Saunders (stand-up bass); Tony "Thunder" Smith (drums).
Recording engineer/mixer, John Harris
Recorded at SIR Studios, New York, November 8, 2001
First issue


 

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