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Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey DOUBLE CD


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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Mamie Smith
Bessie Smith
Papa Charlie Jackson
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Luke Jordan
Blind Blake
Frank Stokes
Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt
Pine Top Smith
Montana Taylor
Tampa Red and Georgia Tom
Charley Patton
Frankie 'Half-pint' Jaxon
Jesse 'Babyface' Thomas
Speckled Red
Blind Willie Walker Blind Willie Walker
Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
Blind Willie McTell
Joe Pullum
Rob Cooper
Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton)
Casey Bill Weldon
Meade 'Lux' Lewis
Robert Johnson
Walter 'Cowboy' Washington
Black Boy Shine
Peetie Wheatstraw
Big Bill Broonzy
Georgia White
Blind Boy Fuller
Cow Cow (Charles) Davenport
Sleepy John Estes
Joe Turner
Lonnie Johnson
Tommy McClennan
Memphis Slim
Memphis Minnie
Big Joe Williams
Pete Johnson
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Big Maceo
John Lee Hooker
Muddy Waters
Lil Son Jackson
B.B. King
Elmore James

    TRACK LIST

Mamie Smith
01 - Goin` crazy with the blues Listen

Bessie Smith
02 - Lock and key

Papa Charlie Jackson
03 - All I want is a spoonful

Blind Lemon Jefferson
04 - Matchbox blues

Luke Jordan
05 - Church bell blues Listen

Blind Arthur Blake
06 - Southern rag

Frank Stokes
07 - What's the matter blues

Mississippi John Hurt
08 - Stack O' Lee blues

Pine Top Smith
09 - Pine Top's boogie woogie

Montana Taylor
10 - Indiana Avenue stomp

Tampa Red and Georgia Tom
11 - The duck yas-yas-yas

Charley Patton
12 - Shake it and break it (But don't let it fall Mama)

Frankie 'Half-pint' Jaxon
13 - Come on Mama, do that dance

Jesse 'Babyface' Thomas
14 - Blue goose blues

Speckled Red
15 - The dirty dozens Listen

Blind Willie Walker
16 - South Carolina rag Listen

Bo Carter (Bo Chatman)
17 - Pussy cat blues

Blind Willie McTell
18 - Searching the desert for the blues

Joe Pullum
19 - Cows, see that train comin'

Rob Cooper
20 - West Dallas rag

Bumble Bee Slim (Amos Easton)
21 - Ramblin' with that woman

Casey Bill Weldon
22 - W.P.A. blues

Meade 'Lux' Lewis
23 - Honky tonk train blues

Robert Johnson
24 - Terraplane blues Listen

Walter 'Cowboy' Washington
25 - Ice pick Mama

Black Boy Shine
26 - Gamblin' jinx blues

Peetie Wheatstraw
27 - Peetie Wheatstraw stomp

Big Bill Broonzy
28 - Good boy

Georgia White
29 - Alley boogie

Blind Boy Fuller
30 - Meat shakin' woman

Cow Cow (Charles) Davenport
31 - Railroad blues

Sleepy John Estes
32 - Special agent (Railroad Police blues)

Joe Turner
33 - Roll 'em Pete

Lonnie Johnson
34 - Jersey belle blues

Tommy McClennan
35 - Brown skin girl

Memphis Slim
36 - Beer drinking woman

Memphis Minnie
37 - Me and my chauffeur blues

Big Joe Williams
38 - Baby, please don't go

Pete Johnson
39 - Dive bomber

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
40 - Carolina blues

Big Maceo
41 - Kid man blues

John Lee Hooker
42 - Boogie chillen'

Muddy Waters
43 - You're gonna miss me (When I'm dead and gone)

Lil Son Jackson
44 - Rockin' and rollin'

B.B. King
45 - 3 o'clock blues

Elmore James
46 - Dust my broom

Double CD
Various Artiists
Compiled by Bill Wyman
Informative 24 page full colour booklet by Bill Wyman & Richard Havers
Detailed discography
 
Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman asked Document Records to produce a CD which would be part of a life long ambition; to pay tribute to and share with others the music that he has loved and been influenced by, The Blues. This double CD, accompanied by a twenty-four page colour booklet, compliments the book, television documentary and DVD of the same name. It features some of the very best blues to have been recorded from the early “Classic” female blues and “Country Blues” of the nineteen-twenties through to the electric “Down Home” blues of Chicago.
 
Whether you are a collector or just inquisitive about what the blues are and the history the music, this CD is one of the finest collections of vintage blues recordings available.
 
Bill Wyman writes in his introduction to the CDs booklet; “When I first began my Blues Odyssey project I concentrated on making a television series that would introduce people to the Blues. This soon expanded to include a book and it seemed only natural to produce this CD to accompany both the book and the television shows. Picking some of my favourite songs, by some of my favourite artists was great. It made me sit down and listen to countless records and CD’s of wonderful music. Listening to this music has been such a rich and rewarding experience for me and along the way I came to recognise the importance of the Blues in the development of 20th century music. Being fortunate enough to have been a member of the Rolling Stones placed me in the position where I was involved in a musical family tree with some of the greatest musicians of the last fifty years.
Listening to the Blues has taught me so much about history, social issues and even life itself. My Blues Odyssey is an opportunity for me to acknowledge my debt to the Blues men and women who have not only helped me to understand the music's wonderfully rich tapestry, but who have also given me endless hours of musical pleasure. These recordings on this CD’s are what the Blues are all about.. the music. We can think about the Blues, write about them and talk about them, but ultimately we all need to listen to them. I hope that you will find this journey to the heart and soul of the Blues as fascinating as I have. Let the Odyssey continue.”
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