Back to the blues roots ... Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Skip James, Bukka White, Lead Belly, Ma Rainey, Arthur '"Big Boy" Crudup, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Bo Carter, Sleepy John Estes, Memphis Minnie, Willie Brown, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Nighthawk, Kokomo Arnold, Peg Leg Howell, Tommy McClennan ... and many more.

The Complete Fire & Enjoy Sessions, Pt. 3 by Elmore James

Label: Collectables
Release Date: 1989
Releases: 1989, 2006
Recording Time: 37 minutes

Electric Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Regional Blues, Slide Guitar Blues

Another solid Elmore James collection that finds him bouncing from laid-back piano-driven blues to all-out swinging rockers. A very uncluttered and stripped down set that features highlights of blues standards such as "It Hurts Me Too" and "Everyday I Have the Blues." There is not a bad track in the set, though three consecutive versions of "Mean Mistreatin' Mama,"all virtually identical, is a bit much.
by Matt Fink

Credits: Leroy Carr - composer; Peter Chatman - composer; Elmore James - composer, guitar, primary artist, vocals; Joe Josea - composer; Sam Ling - composer; London - composer; Memphis Slim - composer; George A. Moonoogian - liner notes; Bob Robinson - composer; Bobby Robinson - composer, producer; James Sehorn - composer; Jules Taub - composer.

Tracks: 1) Shake Your Moneymaker; 2) Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Take 1); 3) Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Take 2); 4) Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Take 3); 5) Sunnyland Train; 6) My Baby's Gone; 7) Find My Kind of Woman; 8) Hand in Hand (Take 1); 9) I've Got a Right to Love My Baby; 10) Every Day I Have the Blues; 11) It Hurts Me Too; 12) Talk to Me Baby; 13) Can't Stop Lovin' My Baby.