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Various - Essential Blues Anthology

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Why is the blues such an enduring strand of popular music? Eric Clapton simply called it 'a very powerful drug...I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook.' The 32 tracks in this collection are an enjoyable history lesson. With tracks such as "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins or Otis Rush's "I Can't Quit You Baby", this compilation demonstrates why this genre, that evolved out of African-American work songs, became the foundation of virtually every mayor American music form of the 20th century.

Side A:
Smoke Stack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
Every Day I Have The Blues - B.B. King
It's My Life - Bobby 'Blue' Bland
Messin' Around - Memphis Slim
Little Rain - Jimmy Reed
Just Your Fool - Little Walter
Buzz Me Babe - Slim Harpo
Dust My Broom - Elmore James

Side B:
I'm A Man - Bo Diddley
Just Make Love To - Me Muddy Waters
The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
Trouble, Trouble - Lowell Fulson
When My Left Eye Jumps - Buddy Guy
Don't Start Me To Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson
C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis
Queen Bee - John Lee Hooker

Side C:
I'm A King Bee - Slim Harpo
I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
Stormy Monday Blues - T-Bone Walker
Dimples - John Lee Hooker
Tell Me Baby - Big Bill Broonzy
Rock Me - Muddy Waters
I Hear You Knocking - Smiley Lewis
Evil - Howlin' Wolf

Side D:
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Patrol Blues - Lazy Lester
Farther Up The Road - Bobby 'blue' Bland
Blood River Blues - Brownie Mcgee
24 Hours - Eddie Boyd
Keep It To Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson
When The Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon